Benzai (13632) - 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 (2834) - 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.
johnnnniee (3740) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Engine Room in Mystic CT
Comes to the table a slightly hazy light golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Earthy pine with hints of bready malt. Nice pale but hard to follow that beer’d I just had.
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy andcitrusy hoppy. Bitter, citrusy and slight fruity. Dry and bitter finish.
harrisoni (17158) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GBBF 2014. Hazy gold lasting thick off white head. Grapefruit aroma. Ok pale malts. Ok slightly bitter finish. Decent grapefruit hoppy apa. Extremely pleasant and drinkable. I rather liked it. Good grapefruit. Fresh. Decent
crossovert (11117) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Extremely basic but sufficiently-enough hopped pale ale. Classic cascade profile. Cruashable.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is slight pine with a juicy citrus. Some orange, almost tangerine with a hint of grapefruit. Taste is more citrus orange and slight grapefruit. Not too bitter at all, nice and crisp with a slightly lingering finish. Body isn’t too light for 5.6%
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille from never stop
Des odeurs de bois
Une couleur cuivrée
Gout plus proche d un lager que d une vraie pale ale
Une mousse timidecet des bulles peu present
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden brown with a whit foamy head. Aroma of orange and citrus fruit. Taste starts slightly caramel then dries up with a bitter offset. It never gets truly bitter. It remains balanced throughout. Very smooth with a clean finish.
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edwardbass (783) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s got a but of lager "skunk" to the aroma and that sneaks into the taste a good bit as well (see the likely reason below). Overall, it doesn’t suck, but it’s not exactly good (again, below). I can tell this has some nice hop and malt character and it’s actually well-balanced for what it is. That skunk, thankfully, isn’t highly-prominent, so I can enjoy it at least.
This is a beer that I likely wouldn’t try as I’m not the biggest New Holland fan, but Mainstreet Liquors in Countryside, IL had it on sale for $4 for a 4 pack, so I decided "well, it may not be super-fresh, but let’s give it a try anyway for that price!" I picked the one that was furthest from the blazing sun at the front of the store....really great place to put beer, but that’s why it’s on clearance, right? Overall, worth the $1 a bottle experiment.