tderoeck (5642) - Gent, - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
29/X/12 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Erwin’s place - BB: 14/V/14 (2012-1223) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!
Clear golden orange beer, huge rocky off-white head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: citrus, piny hops, very fruity, pineapple, passion fruits, sweet ripe mango. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity, littl sweet start, citrus, bitter grassy hops, more pineapple, piny touch. Aftertaste: bitter and fruity, passion fruit, sweet mango, dry bitter ending.
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Mar 14 2015) Pours totally clouded dark gold with a moderate lingering white head and lace. Aroma of mango skin, mandarin, tart citrus juice, wet vegetation, light caramel sweetness. Flavour of white grapefruit, mandarin flesh, kind of tart, thin and citric. Softly bitter and softly sweet pale malt with a little biscuit and grain. Lightish but kind of creamy body with soft carb. Easy to drink but maybe not the freshest because the flavours don’t really pop. Still would try on tap if it shows up fresh at Omnipollos Hatt and reevaluate.
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Super hazy golden pour with frothy white head. Tropical and citrus fruit hop aromas take over. Citrus and a light sweet malty tone, assuming oatmeal, different but fresh and enjoyable.
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28.5.2014. Very fruity aroma, possible passionfruit. Taste is also fruity, a bit bitter and grapefruit. Good but not really an apa(?).
YigSvartka (159) - 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 (1100) - 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 (530) - 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 (310) - 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 (364) - 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 (155) - 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 (1986) - Ford, 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.