mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[8424-20160531] Tap. Lightly toasted grassy grains aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Lightly bittered toasted grains and mild lemons hints in the flavour. Light-medium body. Good, simple. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ 16 Tun, Auckland, NZ)
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2016-05-31. Lightly hazy golden orange body with a moderate off-white head and lace. Aroma is muted, pale malt and light fruit. Flavour is similar, muted overall mild fruit, lightly cereally malt. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, just overly mild. 6/3/6/3/12 On tap at 16 Tuns, Auckland, NZ.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sake no Tanichiguchi. Parrot Dog Clipper Ale 3.5%
Starting the day off easily with a 3.5% session ipa from Parrot Dog in New Zealand called Clipped Wing.
It’s a deep gold with a fluffy light beige head and a juicy fruity hop bouquet.
Med-light bodied with a pleasing bitting bitterness that delivers notes of pine and tropical fruits as well as a bit of crackery light malts. Good stuff, I love the low ABV.
willisread (2210) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold with a finger of white foam that lingers. Pithy, resiny nose with some orange and grapefruit notes. Active carbonation, light bodied with a little graininess on the palate. Dry, bitter finish. Decent and just enough body to keep the low abv interesting. Good session APA.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 330ml bottle looks & smells good gold frothy & a hoppy aroma taste is pretty good fairly hoppy citrus fruity though definitly a bit light all around
tombutlin (203) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gets the balance right here. Enough fruity, citrus hop aroma to excite and a body to back it up. Not too overpowering for the senses or the alcohol level, so makes a great option if driving is required.
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, light copper with fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Big hop aroma: Pine and grapefruit (rind and juice). Flavour doesn’t quite back up the aroma, but coming from it’s 3.5% limit, it makes a decent go at it. Some caramel malt sweetness accented with citrusy hops that border on grassy. An intense bitterness comes in to dry things out before the short finish.
omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good example of a session beer with good length on the palate. Hops are prevalent with touches of caramel.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gorgeous golden pint with a white cap of head and plenty of sparkle. The aroma is floral with banana passionfruit, ginger, hibiscus and honey. A pinchy sherbety mouthfeel with tangy citrus and a zestful bittrness. It finishes with ginger, lemon zest and grapefruit aplenty. Love the lower abv - viva el session pint!
sm89walt (1934) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg - Tap Haus, Wellington. Poured a clear golden straw yellow with a fine, mostly fading white head. Just what I had been looking for: a crisp, well hopped, amply malted pale ale at low, sessionable ABV. A lightly floral sweetness to an otherwise fruit-forward-styled pale. Good stone and citrus fruit characters gently supplemented by biscuity, toasty pale malts. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a soft, modest length finish on a crisp, firmly-textured palate. Wonderfully drinkable, clean and fresh stuff.