NikkTwist (1808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask draft at the Khyber. Honey amber pour with a foamy white head that left a Milky Way of lace around the glass. Like a hoppy ESB but very smooth. Caramel dipped bamboo shoots. Mild black pepper. Wet pine needles. Hints of red fruits. Notes of citrus pith. Cask conditioning seems to have well worn away at any rough edges making this way too easy to drink.
hfmejias (889) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured amber, a bit hazy, off white tall head but it dissipated rather quickly; left some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, fruit and slight hints of hops. Taste is consistent, starts malty and sweet and ends in a bitter note. Easy to drink, not bad, quite enjoyable.
R4N5H (164) - SINGAPORE - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35.5cl bottle at the Tipping Point Brewing Company in Hong Kong. Pours a beautiful clear red amber colour with a medium sized thick white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and toasted marshmallow. Nice fruity and caramel taste with malt and pine in the backbone. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. A nice pale ale.
exeter (426) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice reddish gold with a nice 1 finger off white head. Nice lacing. The taste is caramel and chocolate malt sweetness with citrus and flowery hops. The dance between the bitter hops and the sweet malts was interesting. Worth having again.
HIGHB4LL (733) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Wibur’s. Appearance: finger slightly off-white head, copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: heavy floral and moderate citrus hops, caramel, light spent malt aroma. Palate: light medium body, average carbonation, sticky texture on the finish and also dry. Taste: sweet caramel maltiness dominates the front, slight metallic notes similar to a red ale as well, but not out of place, then into a citrus and floral hoppiness that grows and lingers, but is not really affronting. Overall, one of the better pale ales I think I have had in a long time, super good, though not the most drinkable. For style, a bit off, but as a beer, amazing.
lobs_ols (222) - LATVIA - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Clear amber, strong white head. Light caramel and hop aroma. Thin body, somewhat watery. Balanced bitterness, definite hops and light caramel in the taste. Finishes bitter and some caramel, quite nice.
Florya (517) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear amber, small to medium off-white head. Aroma: oranges, caramel, floral. Palate: medium to thin body, average carbonation.
Hopmaestro (293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium malty smell with a fresh hop presence. The taste is the same, medium malty with a balanced hop sensation.
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Copper and clear appearance with a large and sticky beige head. Hoppy aroma of pine, grass, citrus, floral notes, light herbs, a touch of hop resin and light malts (caramel, toffee). Flavor is spicy hops, moderate bitterness and light sweetness. Medium body with a crisp feel and a lingering, light dry finish. Pretty clean and easy to drink. A solid pale ale.
Hokiepope (1) - - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This plus Scrimshaw adds North Coast Brewing Co. to my brewery bucket list. Great pale ale taste.
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Dainis (12) - Riga, LATVIA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of sweet malt and hops. Tastes a bit dry, with nice amount of hops and a bit of malt. Nice (bitter) aftertaste and it grows as beer gets warmer (over 15C). Very drinkable and overall good.