BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is hints of grapes and grapefruit and cereal. Appearance is golden orange reddish brew almost no head. Just a tiny foam ring. Taste is citrus, and spice, doughball, barnyard hay, soft whitebread and floral grass. Palate is left with first spice, then resin, the grass. Overall this beer is great, pleasing to keep sipping, not a crazy hoppy pale ale but does the trick and the hops are definitely there and are fresh. Nice
Cunningham (5084) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. medium pluss body. India pale lager should be a new listening. Wow they are really fresh and nice. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Oily texture. Nice grape hoppy and mild fruity flavour.
[Bottle from a trade with rlgk]
kraddel (4172) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from hopduvel @ home
pours light , clear orange small white foam
smell is hoppy ( unexpected hah? )
hmmm.. taste is very nice. i get now why this is a pils, its very drinkable, but its as hoppy as a IIPA is. mouthfeel? like you have a cloud in your mouth./. love it !
i’m quite more a fan of isolating a good taste, and making it extreme. this is more .. lets get this nice taste and make it drinkable for a larger crowd-kinda thing, withoud being mainstream, weak and such... this is a real recomendation, yet not a new top favourite. dxefinetly something i’d buy again !
maekchu (2458) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Good piney hop aroma with some fruit (stewed apples and peaches). Cloudy honey color. Massive hop attack initial; mid palate sweetens intensely with some hoppiness (not a burn, though) and alcohol warmth; final has punches of sweet fruitiness. Medium body. The intensity of the hops is matched well by the malt. Very good!
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter orange with a short, tight-bubbled white head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, spicy spruce, and orange zest over warm bread and honey notes.. spicy, warm, and well-balanced. The flavor found sweet fruit and bready notes at the core, with resiny orange bitterness, black pepper, and spruce around.. finished very bitter with a final peppery kick and full belly warmth. Medium-plus bodied, bitter, and engaging on the palate.. good feel and flow.. tasty stuff!
Habanero (2872) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and pale amber with a medium sized off-white head, that leaves a fair lacing. Nose of caramel and citrus fruits and notes of spices. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily textuere and soft CO2. OK. . ★★★
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
White foamy head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Clear golden liquid. Sweet aroma of a barleywine. Taste goes from a hoppy start, that mysteriously evolves into a licorice-like carameltasting ipa. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Will definately try to get my hands on more of these.
NBird (443) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle from keg. Yellow amber colour, small head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus and super hoppy, malty, bitter and strong alcohol. Hopfest.
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 12 oz pours orange gold little head no lacing. Smells of bubble gum, elderberry, and caramel. Tastes sweet, floral, bittersweet hoppy profile. Nice alcohol content considering its smooth taste.
Yorker (1426) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is citrusy and resinous hops as well as some caramel malt. Flavour follows the aroma with some warming alcohol and a bitter finish.