ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19.2 oz can partly poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a copper color with good clarity. The head is a three finger offwhite shade. I really like how much lacing it leaves on the glass in particular, not to mention the fluffiness of the head itself.
S: The aroma is what you’d expect, grassy/piny Cascade hops and caramel malts. Hoppiness is amplified when inhaled directly from the can.
T: This is quite bitter to start. The leafy, herbal hop bitterness really comes through, though perhaps with not as much actual hop flavor as I’d like. Bitterness seems to cool off near the back end, creating something that’s pleasantly drinkable instead of oppressive.
M: While the opening bitterness suggest this could be resiny and harsh, the finish is crisp and dry enough to scrub it away. Nice body and carbonation here, though I still think the back end is a little rough.
O: You know you have something pretty good on your hands when 19.2 oz. seems like the right size for this one. Word of warning though - this one might be too bitter for newbs.
phfyysik (391) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange with medium beige head. Aroma is fresh and fruity, some mango, sweet tropical fruits, floral notes, cereals, citrus, hops. Taste is also fruity, citrus, some floral notes, fresh hay, some cedar, light hops. After taste contains more hops, flowers and little bit resin. Very nice and refreshing beer.
77ships (6975) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thick, very oily, caramel, light pine, hop is a bit muted. Taste is bitter oily orange peel, grapefruit, some yeast, not very outspoken, light caramel. Bit oily. Okay, nothing exciting, decent standard basic beer for a brewery.
Diogans (8) - Funchal, PORTUGAL - APR 28, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the nose has resin, melon, fresh fruit. It has a medium high body of a sweet caramel with a hearthy, meaty feeling to it. So umami. Perfectly balanced with a bitter finish.
Gespuccian (70) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of west coast hops. Piney, good. Taste is hops and golden malt. Pine and resin, but not overly bitter. A smooth finish for a pale ale. Very good.
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davidezdonz (203) - , HONG KONG - APR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 20th November 2015 and poured into a Mikkeller pint glass. It poured a clear copper colour with a less than two finger slightly off white head that dissipated slowly to a nice puffy layer and left nice stringy lacing. Aromas of a lot of pine and wood with a hint of citrus orange peel zest. Tastes orange citrus with a bitter piney hop in the background and honey caramel malts. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this was a decent pale ale and easily drinkable.
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light hazy brown with a white head. Nose is a mix of sweet, pine, a little bready. Subtly sweet mouthfeel then the hops kick in but mix nicely with the malts. Not overpowering or too bitter. Nice lingering finish. Good pale ale.
Nonshaugen (333) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml, can conditioned. Slightly hazy, dark amber, thin head, loads of sediments in the glass. Aroma is piny and spicy, almost peppery. Mouthfeel is fizzy, bitter and dry, long aftertaste. Hops are very present in the taste, and I like it! Can has no date to it, but I think it’s quite fresh. My first Oskar Blues experience. (y)
jc1762 (530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a shaker showing lightly filtered honey brown with sparse white foam.
The nose shows sweet tea & biscuits.
The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. Lightly sweet with hints of lemon and a moderately bitter finish.
chimpgibbon (516) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Clapham. Bready and citrus aromas. Spicey funky hops. Lingering bitterness and strong tight carbonation. Very drinkable at 6.5.
tmrmwel (1632) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from can @ Sur & Bitter, Sandnes. Pours golden, with a big, off white head. Aroma is hoppy notes of apricots and tropical notes, some citrusy notes, and sweet malty toffee. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops, with pine, citrus and tropical notes of apricots and mango, as well as some malty notes of bread and toffee.