Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a prety good, but rather thin, standard, grapefruity pale ale that does not do much for me.
It’s pale amber with a medium ,off-white head that shrinks slowly to a foamy ring.
The aroma is grapefruit, grape, and raisin, with hints of pine and bread crust.
The taste is grapefruit up front with syrupy grape and grain. It’s light on flavour and complexity and is mostly sweet, along with some faint, thin fruit and a hint of piney-leafiness. It’s a bit too sweet up front while the finish is a little too bitter. Bitterness lingers too much afterwards. It’s fairly full-bodied in feel and has well-rounded range of elements while it’s not truly overly bitter but the elements aren’t well integrated or balanced. Ultimtately, it’s somewhat one-dimensional and bland.
Davros (2823) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows biscuity malt, light spicy, woody and herbal hops.
Flavours include biscuity malt, light spicy hops and an aggressive bitterness. Somewhat metallic.
g_georgiou (503) - CYPRUS - OCT 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is caramel, malty, light grapefruit, pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Well balanced.
sir__v (2150) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear copper beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: sweet caramel malt notes, bread and hoppy with resin hint. Fruity. Taste: medium body with caramel malt balanced with resin and fruity hops. Good attenuation and highly drinkable. Very nice balance good association between caramel malt and resin hops. Aftertaste: sweet wet bitterness. Perfect balance.
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pale copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pale and caramel malts, white grapefruit, a bit of kitchen spice and booze. Spicy citrus upfront on the palate, backed by some substantial pale malt flavor. Medium bodied with a solid bitter finish. Very old school APA in terms of the hop-to-malt balance and bitterness level, but with a bit more refinement. Decent.
allanmb (194) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear red golden with good off white head. Aromas of bread and honey with hint of citrus and metallic notes. Smooth carbonation and medium mouth feel. Taste is toffee and Cereal with hint of citrus hops but not much. Medium sweet and light bitterness. An old can but I expected much more...
teamsale (193) - Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pours a clear orange with a two finger sand head and sticky lacing. Aroma is a wonderful floral woodsy citrus. The flavor is excellent and while initially seems quite muted, is actually just right for the style. Mild bitterness and a solid aftertaste finishes very well.
humpah (143) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bar Explosive, Jyväskylä. Pours orange colour. Aroma is fruity, balanced, has mango, pine, lemon, a bit bitterish, lively carbonation.
kaserov (225) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color ámbar claro, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarillento de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media tirando a baja. Aroma a malta, lúpulo por un tubo y resina de pino. Sabor donde se aprecia la malta, pero prevalecen el lúpulo y ese carácter resinoso que ya se intuye a través del olor. Bastante amarga (casi más una IPA que una American Pale Ale, aunque comprendo por qué la catalogan como American Pale Ale). Muy disfrutable y compleja. Toca muchos ángulos interesantes y a la vez es fácil de beber. Pa repetir, desde luego.
rob19a (100) - - OCT 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/20 malty but still taste good, slight bitterness, probably a bit too much of the malt taste for me
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teddybeer (3454) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish color with an off-white head. Aroma has notes of resin hops and orange peel. Flavor with a decent bitterness, mild maltiness, light caramelish hints. Bittery in the final.