Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to Kenny.
Very lightly hazed golden with a good sized off white head.
Nsoe is earthy hops, grassy, light citric, nettles.
Taste comprises citric pith, bitter twang, bread dough, light pine, juicy hops, tangerine.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness.
Decent enough APA.
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Beer Market Jaffa. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Hazy golden with a white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma of citrus and a bit of tropical fruits. Rather dry flavor with light maltiness, citric hops and a nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. A decent refreshing APA.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Bottle share. Very hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, semi dry and crispy. Light sweetish malt base, whisper of caramel. Semi sweet floralness with light tangerine and a trace of lime. Light crisp finish. Decent.
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atlanta Highway). Light citrusy hop nose, moderate caramel backing. Medium straw color, 2-cm head. Balanced initial, some light pepper notes, caramel emerges more strongly in mid palate, light fruity finish. Thin-medium body. Tolerable good, but nothing really special here.
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cloudy dark orange beercwith a small white head. The aroma is caramel, sweet toasty grain, and light fruity hops. The flavor is light citrus and herbs, some sweet grain.
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Turbid cascading of orange & amber from top to bottom with a sizable, off-white & eggshell tinted cap that plumes up nicely, lasts for a while, & leaves some chunky lacing behind. Nose is total Cascade, no mistaking it here. Mild grapefruit, citrus peel, light white pepper spice, floral hoppage, & moderately herbaceous tones. Malt lends a backbone of light caramel & toasted bread. Not much sweetness, though. Strangely enough, malts are the first thing I notice when taking a sip. Light, toasty caramel, & a huge blanket of slightly sweet bread & grains. Hops come out with bitter grapefruit rind, faint citrus pith, a touch of juiciness, but definitely more bitter than sweet. Finish of herbal spice, white pepper, & ashy dryness from the hops. Lightly sticky body, more than I’d like for a pale ale, anyway. Decent pale ale, nothing crazy.
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of grassy hops and citrus with a bit of light grain backing. Flavor has a reserved citrus hops with a bit of grass and a light grain backbone.
PorterPounder (5591) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy medium golden pour, foamy white head - a whole lot of it - the bottle spewed. Light spruce aroma, a hint of canned fruit cocktail. Flavor is standard pale ale, a slight bot of citrus bitterness, a touch of mint, just a wee bit of nectarine fruitiness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Overall, decent.
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma is nicely malty with a touch of resin and pine. Taste malts, hops, pine, resin, fruitiness of pineapple and tropical fruits, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely.
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A cloudy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is sour lemons. The flavor is somewhat bitter with mostly lemons and a bit of weird yeasty funk. The bottle is not old we just got them in town a few weeks ago. Overall this is more sour than bitter which I dont like in APAs. Overall average.