Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Clear amber with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aroma of black pepper and lemon. Flavor is a very nice balance between the subtle hoppy bitterness and the malt. Nicely done.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, earthy, pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, pine, caramel, light spice. Medium body. As others have noted, impressive that this comes in a can.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - peach and flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 090711
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph. Pours a wonderful clear red-orange with a small creamy yellow-ish head. Aroma is heavily fruity hoppy - apples, peaches, grapefruit. Low carbonation. Flavour is very hoppy with some biscuit and caramel. Quite bitter, but there is a fruity sweetness behind it. Very nice - I could have liked a little more sparkle in the carbonation.
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample. Dark golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, citrus, floras, hops.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Big hoppy aroma, mostly pine, with some peach, orange, grass, and furthermore some toffee, malt and bread. Sweet and malty with enough bitterness and hop flavour to embarras most IPAs. Lasting grapefruit and pine aftertaste. Big and creamy mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours an off white head with a cloudy orange color. Aroma is fruity, grain and hoppy. Taste is robust hops&malt. 3.5 12 oz can tasted just as good. 3.5
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Wine Cellar. Resiny aromas. Clear amber color with a very impressive tan/beige head. Full bodied with very creamy carbonation. Flavor is more citrus grapefruit over evergreen, with a backdrop of roasted caramel. Still, this is all about the hop. Itís not balanced. Itís an IPA in disguise. Maybe an IIPA in disguise, based on the bitterness. Evergreen seems to return in the finish. Everyone should have one of these once in awhile just to get back to roots. Whoo. Itís not in the same class as the best, complex ales, but it is a winner in the APA class.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint on tap at Mudville 9. This is a great APA right here. Pours a nice yellow-amber with a medium white head. Aroma of bitter hops a sweet malts. Flavor has a complex bitterness which is slightly offsett by the European malts. Highly drinkable and delicious.
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured from the can into my Russian River pint glass. The beer is clear and amber in color with a thin white foam that leaves some lacing on the glass.
S: The smell is a nice combination of citrus hops (with a mild piney quality) and quite a bit of sweet, bready malt. There is also a mild honey smell.
T: The taste is fairly comparable to the nose. The hops are certainly present, but not overwhelming. The citrus flavors are dominant in the beginning, followed by a sweet malt flavor, and a bitter finish.
M: The beer is fairly well carbonated and the body is medium, but on the fuller side for a pale ale.
D: A good example of a Pale Ale. Not overly hoppy nor malty, but a good balance of the two.