Beer4000 (4402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Slightly unclear golden body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is dominated by lemongrass with a hint of malt and citric fruit in the background. Flavor is much the same, dominating lemongrass, some sweet malt, citric fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and lemongrass in the aftertaste as well. Tasty, balanced and super refreshing beer for the summer and Asian food. Feels quite heavy on the lemongrass, but you get used to it by the second bottle.
rosenbergh (6526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. #1167. BB 24/04/15. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Hazy orangey golden colour with a big foamy white head.
Tropical fruits, citrus, mild bitterness, mild fruity sweetness and malt in the aroma. Delicious aroma. The flavour is tropical fruits, mild citrus, mild grassy bitterness, dry malt and some spices in the aroma. Some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad.
arsol (518) - NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uklar lys brun farge. Høyt luftig skum som blir liggende. Lukter godt humle og sitrus. Humlepreg også i smak. Tørr og noe bitter i ettersmak.
Vighals (1003) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys brun tåkete med høyt fluffy beige skum som ligger. Humle, grape og sitron. IPA lukt... Smaker syrlig og bittert. Medium fylde. Tørr, medium bitter avslutning.
Cunningham (4325) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely cloudy pale golden color with a fine white head on top that gives a fine lacing on the glass. Summer aroma. Lots of lemongrass and citric. Solid body for an 4,5% ale. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation. Smooth balanced citric and lemongrass flavor and mild tropical fruity. Lovely summer ale.
[Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway]
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small head. Aroma is quite herbal with lemongrass and green tea. Flavour of herbal hops, floral notes, some graininess, lemon, weed and earth. Light bodied and lively carbonation. On a hot day such as this I really enjoy beers like this.
Marstonlad (395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a big, frothy head. Aroma of exotic fruitiness, more exotic than the usual citrus themed one found in this style. Also some floral hop aroma appears. Taste is initially light sweet, later a bit drier. Bitterness rises toward the finish; it is only medium though. Flavours of apple, lemon and orange feature with maltier notes; the malt character is prominent here as it affects the flavours too. The palate is light to medium bodied, slick. Nice, original pale ale overall.
morri (189) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Meny Grønland. Medium off-white head with big bubbles. Clear golden/yellow body. Aroma is malt, citrus and vanilla. Pretty light. The lemongrass is present on the tongue. Some orange taste. Well balanced. Refreshing and enjoyable.
IPAgutten79 (461) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Klar gylden farge, medium skum. Aromaen er sitron, gjær(?), malt og blomster. Smaken er sitron, gress og malt. Mildt bitter. Litt for tynn konsistens. Sitron og mild bitterhet i ettersmaken.
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from K-Citymarket Sello
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of tangy lemon, mild hoppiness, crisp malts and some spiciness. Taste is mildly hoppy, smooth and tangy with some hints of lemon. Finish is grassy and mildly hoppy. Okay, quite easygoing pale ale. Goes well with asian food, as you would expect from the name.