gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice amber color, aroma of citrus and slight floral essense. Nice malt and hop balance, found the beer refreshing and quite a surprise. This was my first New Holland brew, I'll try more.
Criz (93) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz sample pour from bottle. Pours a bubbly golden color with a white head. Aromas of pear, champagne, slight floral hint. Flavors dominated by champagne, mild yeast, and white grapes. Light in body and high in carbonation with a crisp finish.
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy honey color with a nice sticky head. Aroma nice and hoppy, but not overwhelming, floral and citrus. Taste solid and bitter, but again restrained. If an IPA is an APA dialed up to eleven, than this beer is an IPA dial back to basic pleasantness.
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruit, caramel/toffee, citrus and very slightly dirty. The flavor is citrus, fruit, light toffee, mild sweetness and a dryish/tart/slightly bitter finish.
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Cloudy rustic light amber color with a nice off white head and lots of tiny bubbles rising up.
Fruity nose of sweet orange and mandarin, with some floral notes and faint light caramel.
Pleasant fruity flavor, some sweet malt, citrus and faint yeast.
Light bodied, lacks some interest but very drinkable. OK.
Theydon_Bois (8630) - 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 (5782) - 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 (15068) - , 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 (2127) - 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 (544) - 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 (1851) - 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.