Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy ale that looks like raspberry soda and has a slight head. It has the aroma of malt and tastes bitter and is hard to discern it lingers long on the palate
Iphonephan (2604) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a hazy light amber with an off white head. Grassy hop nose. Flavors of citrus and pine resin. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, bitter finish.
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured reddish-amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma is caramelly sweet with some grapefruit hops. Medium body with a slight oilyness. Flavor of grapefruit hops with mild caramel underneath. Part of a flight at Uno’s in Neshaminy, PA
dhunter151 (449) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours a copper brown with a white head. Bitter start with a sweet finish. Not bad. Pretty drinkable.
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dinkle50 (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper red pour with a huge head. Aroma is sweet with some grass. Lace is present. Light mouth with a bitter finish. Grapefruit and grass dominate this one. Not super flavorful, but pretty easy to drink.
Brouwerij (845) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with coarse, khaki head. Some lace. Aroma is mildly nutty, toffee. Flavor is similar, nutty, strong toffee finish, with a mildly bitter finish. Hops come through only in bitterness, not flavor. Soft carbonation and medium-light body. More of a mild amber ale than a pale.
patxa (174) - MEXICO - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant beer. Caramel and nuts in the aroma, with a nice red look. Good head but goes fast, no lace. Hoppy taste, with good malts and a spicy fresh finish, probably due to the barley.
GoufCustom (558) - HONG KONG - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy dark amber colour with traces of dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head and off white foam which last for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of sweet ale malt, with fresh pineapple, honey, mango, light grapefruit, orange blossoms, canned fruits, light pine cone and faint grass; Light sweet taste of ale malt, with grapefruit, strong yeast, dry biscuits, cream crackers, molasses, resin, light pine, liquorices, bitter lime and grass; Mid to light body, thin but slick palate; Mouth Feel is healthy Ale malt base with hard-hitting dry, bready, yeasty and a strong oozy touch, despite the rather thin body and palate. Grapefruit and honey is thread-bare; Hoppiness is highly fragrant tropical fruits, light grapefruits, floral and pine noses, fairly light grapefruit and resin in taste, and rather moderate liquorices / bitterness, rather underwhelming as opposed to the 42 IBUs it claimed. Moderately but low blow bitter finish; Very dry after taste, quite easy to mouth.
Comments: This one has exceptionally fresh and exotic tropical fruits plus piney nose, but it’s overtly dry, so little fruitiness in taste, and unimpressive hoppiness. It’s better than decent, but not as good as such APA standard bearers as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Still glad to try this one though.
hackobock (836) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice red amber with a dense white head. Aroma has grapefruit, crisp malt and light red berries. Taste is bitter with some smoothing sweetness up front. Finish smooth bitter with a touch of red berries. Medium body. Very easy drinkable, nice session beer.
zvikar (2569) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at my place. Pours an hazy orange with a nice head, aroma of hops, honey, tangerine, orange and vanilla, flavor is bitter with dark bread, lemon and tangerine, medium bodied