YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent orange brown. Mid sized head with good retention. Unique aroma containing notes of malt, caramel, tart apple, hops, and cider. This is an extra special pale ale indeed. Mid bodied and quite smooth. Initial taste is a delectably smooth combination of caramel, malt, honey and oatmeal. Finish is slightly tart and hoppy with notes of apple, citrus, and various other dried fruits. Splendid.
Leini (1326) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Hazy yello head with a huge white head. Sweet tropical fruits and citrus peel. Light bodied yet with a long finish.
rouhlas (1132) - GREECE - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Local Pub, Athens. /hazy yellow golden aroma with small white off white head. Hoppy citrusy aroma, range fruity, floral, malty, oat. Sweet and bitter taste exactly like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
CacheManyHose (391) - HONG KONG - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy straw-orange with fluffy bubbly white head and heavy lacing. Smells of resinous hop, tangerine, peach, sorbet, pith, some butterscotch and lightly spiced malt. Tastes bitter, dry, light spice and lemon. Body is creamy, fine, fizzy dry finish. Aroma and palate manage to be both crisp and creamy. A subtle but complex and very pleasant beer.
HKdIPA (457) - HONG KONG - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home (great bottle - Omnipollo have great designs). Pour is hazy translucent gold some thin fuzzy, Belgian-like head. Aroma is apple juice hoppy with some tropical fruitiness, creamy marshmallow biscuit too. Taste is crisp and bitter, pronounced but not that hoppy. Interestingly rounded by the smoothness of creamy biscuity malt (and oatmeal?). Very fine. Crisp, bitter, but also a bit creamy and smooth. An interesting pale ale, very drinkable but lots going on. Would definitely get again but for ~HK$50/bottle it's not a great deal.
vjohans (474) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, roasty, cereal, hay, citrus, grass, cloudy, golden, pale, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours an extremely cloudy yellowy orange. Big zesty orange aroma. Taste is soft orange, tangerine, apricot and herbal notes. Cushioned mouthfeel. Easy-going, fruity and pleasant to drink.
TychoJames (505) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska Bishops örebro. Grumlig gul vätska. Fantastiskt doft av blommig och fruktig humle. Frisk med tropisk frukt och godis. Smaken också den mycket fruktig på en välbalanserad maltgrund och fin efterbeska
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with mild grass and some slight parfumed soap as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, some slight resiny notes along with a nice caramel and bready maltiness. Long tropical fruity aftertaste.
Nische (1189) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, peach, pine and a bit of resin. Bitter finish with hops, citrus, peach and resin.