Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Pale ale from this classic Colorado brewery, pouring a clear, warm orange to almost amberish colour sustaining a big, frothy, rocky, thickly cobweb lacing, cream white head; adding the deposit leads to a warm cloudy amber robe. Inviting, fruity-hoppy aroma of orange peel, lots of fragrant field flowers, gooseberries, hint of roasted pine nuts, freshly cut grass and nettles (feeling a bit ’Belgian’, actually), pleasantly ’meaty’ hint of chicken broth, pink grapefruit, green olives, toasted bread, tad lychee or melon from fruity hops. Clean, subduedly fruity onset, exotic touch but not overly so, hints of melon, lychee and kiwi, soft carbo, smooth, oily and slick mouthfeel, slick caramelly malt sweetishness, bit toasted, pleasant, leading to a finish of this malt sweetishness continuing but being countered with resiny, piney, fruity, citrussy hops, very aromatic retronasally with all those wonderful odours returning, as well as gently bittering, not harshly so, but in an ’English’ kind of way, providing some balance but allowing the smooth maltiness to finish it off, though the refined hoppiness, even leaving a kind of lime peel effect deep in the throat after swallowing, is obviously hard to ignore. Very agreeable beer, not boasting complexity or depth, but cleverly made with a perfect feeling for balance and not showing any flaws at all. Delightful on a summer afternoon and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to explore the ’regular’ pale ale style before (or after) venturing into the hoppier IPA culture. Though apparently labelled an EPA here, to me it still comes across more as an APA, but whatever the style, this is a lovely beer.
ttoadee (1200) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Notes from recent Denver trip: Light orange pour, off white head, some lace. Nose is faint citrus. Lightly bitter. Middle is orange zest, light malt backbone. Finish is carbonation, sweet malt, mild hop bitterness. Well balanced offering.
snoworsummer (4375) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jack Quinn’s. Pours almost clear copper with a fizzy, bubbly beige head and some lacing. Tastes like caramel, dry orange and grapefruit hops, and sweet bready malt. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like orange, grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel, and sweet bready malt.
TET (2490) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has caramel malts, citrusfruits, and some piney hops. Taste has caramel and even some toffeeish malts, quite sweet, the bitterness is too mild even that’s drying the mouth, some pine. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Stronger and more aromatic hoppyness should be included with strong caramel. OK.
Travlr (20257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy orange amber color, medium fluffy white head. Floral aroma. Taste has orange peel and caramel. OK.
VertBaconStrips (2292) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ery tasty. Pretty savory sweet citrus even breaks through this insanely messy BBQ pork and spicy Mac n cheese. Dies a bit in the middle. Back at the bar after flight was cancelled. Birds in the propellers apparently. Sure. Nothing but straight answers from the United staff today. Peaches, caramel, rrgf.
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber. Medium tan head. Moderate lacing. Floral and pine hop nose with some caramel and canteloupe. Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Fresh bread, watermelon rind, some pepper, toffee, honey, nutty and roasty notes. Tasty brew.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bb 07/03/15. Mostly clear amber with a small lunar scape of foam. Nose is honey, toast, citrus, and resin. Flavors of flowery citrus, caramel, resin and a touch of melon appear in a good proportion. Light medium body is way too fizzy but has a nice balance.
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated based on notes taken 13 Apr 2012 -- I really really enjoyed this beer. At IFS, Pueblo.
swesson (352) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Pours a medium dark gold and makes a medium white head with great lacing. Smells of wheat and bread. Tastes of hops and hops and wheat. Very crisp.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone