Ragnampiza (159) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a pint glass. Bottled on 01-10-2013. Golden canary yellow, wuite hazy, with a nice slughtly off white head, fluffy and persistent. Oh yes I can smell the Citra, perhaps my favourite hop variety. Tons of tropical fruits, citrus, just a hint of resin and pale malts. Quite strong bitterness in the mouth, but very pleasent, ending with a citrusy forward and piney aftertaste, like chewing a few seconds on some pine needles. Creamy texture and light body, maybe lighter than I was used to, but that makes it so crisp and easy to drink, also thanks to the carbonation which is spot on. Extremely good, and so far my favourite from the pale ale batches.
mR_fr0g (1765) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Cotteridge wines. Lovely aroma of lemon rind and lemongrass, with good mixed bag of tropical fruit, lychee and orange parfumme stand out. Translucent yellowstraw pour with a nice lasting white froth. Flavour is clean straw cereal malt with a grassy, orange, lemon hop. Bitterness is big and clean in the rear and lingers with a touch of lemon. Palate is light and dusty with a moderately high carbonation. Overall very pleasing, delivers a big hop hit. Bitterness is slightly overdone for my taste.
tiong (2922) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 01/01/2014 - Pours clear yellowish orange with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, hints of biscuity crisp malts and caramel. Taste is crisp, biscuity and citrusy with hints of grassy notes, pine and resin. Finish is fruity, citrusy and juicy with some grassy notes and pine. Okay, quite crisp pale ale.
kdoc (14) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Pours golden/nectar. Frothy head gives way to slight lacing. Subtle aroma, floral, grapefruit, papaya. Mild grapefruit taste. Balanced bitterness.
JohnCook101 (239) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy straw colour with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and a little grain. Flavours of grapefruit, tropical fruit, perhaps some nectarine. A little pine but not too much. A moderate bitterness that develops. Well balanced and very nice.
zacgillbanks (1729) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehiolls, Newcastle. This is a hazy straw coloured beer with tropical fruit, lemon and floral fruity flavours a sweet body followed by a slight earthy and tart creamy finish. Excellent! Bottle Conditioned.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stunning, upper kernel standard, bags of taste especially for percentage. That tropical lilt vibe, pale colour, moderate bitterness, just cracking.
Smalle (24) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brew G000-075 (bottled October 1st 2013). Appearance: pale golden and cloudy with small, but lingering head. Nose: resinous, spicy hops with lots citrus and grapefruit. Taste: well-balanced bitterness, tropical fruits.
Overall: excellent beer with plenty of taste, but still remaining light and very drinkable. Would be a lovely summer beer.
Beersiveknown (2366) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from cotteridge wines courtesy of RichThe Villain, cheers!
Pours dark hazy amber with a fluffy offwhite head and a characteristic catspiss and mangos aroma. Full bodied with gentle carbonation and juicy tropical fruit tempered by a slightly chalky bitterness and shortbread malts. Fab.
Desverger (1099) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@The Brewery - fuzzy golden/amber pour with good white head. Aroma and taste is hoppy citrus, orange and lemon in prominence, sweet malts, caramel, slight herbal notes in there as well. Lovely.