Grima (2195) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Cunningham, huge thanx maaaaaan!!!
The beer in the glass is light amber colored with a flat, fine white head. It smells citrus-hoppy, slightly spicy, fruity and sweet in the background. Starts with floral hops, combined with lots of herbal aroma, a sweet fruitiness and a slightly bitter spiciness. The middle part is hoppy and fruity, with lots of grapefruit, orange and some pine. Goes into a hoppy-bitter, very fruity finish with some pinewood and herbal notes!
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very strong citrus, pines, elder hop aroma. Nothing subtle here and thats how I like it. After it has been still for a while, the aroma dies a bit and the fruit goes away. Classy beer and usually beer that tastes this good is stronger. Bitterness and sweetness nicely balanced.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is a little bit fruity and spicy. A nice bright spicy hoppiness with a touch of herbal/peppery fruit. Grapefruit and other tropical character. Fresh hoppiness with just a touch of soft malt character. Very clean bitterness along with a touch of herbal flavour. This hop has changed so much over the years, but it’s pretty damn tasty in this brew.
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired via trade with _angst_...thanks Alex! Beautiful golden tangerine pour with loads of 24 karat and a tightly packed ivory crown. Fragrant citrus, freshly cut grass, earthy, and with a touch of floral. Mouth puckering tart grapefruit, just squeezed orange juice, and lemon zest in flavor. Again get some depth from the dank, dusty hops. Just enough honey-baked biscuit for balance. Medium mouthfeel. Love the assertiveness of this one despite its lower ABV. Very well done!
CanCrusher (743) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - OCT 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Clear copper colour with small beige head, that slowly sits into a nice crown. Aroma is very pleasant - sweety/bitter. Something sweet like strawberries, bubble gum, flowers, caramel and bitter grass, hops, grapefruits. Bitter aroma is in minority. Taste is not sweet at all. It’s moderate bitter to heavy bitter in the aftertaste. Beer with medium body, dry texture and soft carbonation. Excellent!
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A perfect brew. Clean clean. Good foam retention, massive amarillo nose and perfect balanced bitterness.
MikeKeller (913) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Haparanda. Beautiful, a bit hazy, amber beer with white head. Very nice sweet malty and citric hoppy aroma. Taste has sweet caramel malts, citric fruits and is moderately bitter too. A bit oily texture and light/medium body, nice balance. Easy to drink and very refreshing!
mzaar (2078) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Förvånansvärt blek (och nu jämför jag med andra APAs) arom; bär och grape, men förhållandevis svagt. Betydligt fylligare och "mer" smak, där beskan är framträdande. Exotiska frukter, röda bär och svagt av sherry. Skön oljig munkänsla efteråt.
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle carried back from Systembolaget Luleå by Gaute. Shared with Finn during a rating session. Slightly hazy, amber coloured body. Off-white head with lots of bubbles. Dotted spots on the glassware. Malt-fruity smell with hints of pine. Taste of mild, red oranges mixed with juicy malts. Bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Satisfying (Tromsø, 11.09.2012).
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l. Spandert av og delt med Rune under ratesammenkomst hos ham 11 Sep 12. Gyldenbrun. Høyt kremaktig skum som klistrer seg til glasset. God fruktaroma. Smaken er søt & fruktig. God - men blir litt ensformig.