argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop murky light ice tea body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, orange, some biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, lime/orange. Soft light-medium body, fairly drinkable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the 0.5L green bottle from a little shop off of Avinuda de Roma. A thick cake of white yeast stirs up to make for a hefeweizen-looking cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Smells like pears and cheese. Not any traditional hop aromas. The flavor is well hopped with a solid drying finish of woody, not citrus hopiness. This is a delightful break from all those Cataluna pale lagers.
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 33cl bottle from a local supermarket. It pours a hazy pale yellow liquid with some sediments (as it is not filtered) and a medium bubbly white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving no lacing. The nose is grassy, with a hint of malt. Spices and a general sweetness, it mainly has a strong hoppy aroma (citron, apricot). Flavour is mainly hops, with some straw, a little apricot and citron; it finishes dryish, with a very bitter and medium sweet aftertaste. One of the best choices from CCM, the most extended company of Catalan artisan beer. A good one to try; very natural flavour. Presentation (bottle and crown cap) is OK.
aiatz (20) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Cloudy yellow color with a small white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma. Light bitter beginning building up to a moderate bitterness in the finish. Light body. not so indian.
JohnnyJ (4085) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lightly hazy yellow pour, with white head. Citrus, grass, light bready malt, and some hops. Mild and drinkable.
trapez (1502) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Spain. Unclear yellow colour with white head.. Strong hops aroma. Nice bitter flavour mixed with wood and grass. A Spanish surprise.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (honeysuckle flowers, lemon), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Well, it assuredly isn’t an IPA, but it’s a genuinely nice, clean, modest little pale/golden ale. Nice hops, guessing Tettnanger or Hallertauer. Easy-going but nicely balanced and pleasant.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [11.2oz]. Pours a slightly cloudy, very bubbly yellow-gold with a large long-lasting frothy white head. Mild aroma of citrus, light floral hops, slightly funky yeast and spices -- decent but it smells closer to a Saison then an IPA. Watery flavour follows the aroma with light funky yeast, light floral hops, some citrus, a hint of spice and some bready malt added -- it’s all pretty mild though. Average bodied. Not really on style at all but it’s a fine beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very pale, almost berliner weisse-like. Head a halo of white. Nose almost has a funky, lemon-lime gatoraid/fantome saison smell to it...with evergreen like piney touches. Body is pretty lacking...really spritzy...almost like a lemon accented sparkling water...very weird...but surprisingly clean and refreshing...with like a bleachy, salty, brine-like lemon/lime going on. Very weird...very very weird...but oddly refreshingly...like the craft version of the spanish version of corona with lime.
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and somewhat grassy aroma with a touch of hops. Straw colored, fairly high carbonation, lasting white head. Nice malty sweetness balanced by hop bitterness and pleasant fruity esters...mainly citrus...from ale yeast. Malt lingers on finish with a touch of the hops. Mouthfeel is creamy, slight bite from hops, medium - medium high carbonation. Easy drinker that doesn’t require too much thought. Nothing that really stands out but a pleasant beer to quench the thirst on a sunny day or as a clean crisp pairing to a meal.