anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy and weak piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden body with a large white head. Aromas are of mango, grapefruit, tropical fruit. All hops, mild caramel. Intense. Flavors are of tea, herbal hops, fruit, citrus and dank. Lively bubbles and dry. Mild esters, minimal malt, good. Pale Ales seem to be indistinguishable from IPAs in San Diego these days. I’m okay with that.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Very clear golden beer, under thick-set dense, off-white head. Citric and passion fruit, intense aromas, also valerian (blackcurrant leaf). Dry-bitter, finishes very dry and on a mineral touch. Retronasal, the passionfruit hosp return. Feels quite carbonated - brewers speak of Burtonised liquor - dry finish, bit empty-ier. Very good, and again one that drinks away very easily.
womencantsail (7100) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head. A really nice fruity hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit and citrus as well as some sweet tropical fruit notes. A hint of bread in the background. The flavor is more of the same. Light pine bitterness to go with pineapple, grapefruit, and orange peel. Mild bread flavor and sweetness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruti and summer fruti aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor that lingers. Medium bodied.
GT2 (5810) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lost Abbey. Pours golden to light orange with webby lace. Incredibly grassy, biscuity, refreshing, herbal hoppy pale ale with noble hop squashiness and citrus peel fresh bitterness. Super quenching biscuity malt, amazing hop balance. Wow. Only surpassed by the Dead Feather Moon which rivals the best of Victory’s fabled pilsners. Really, really good.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lost Abbey. Tropical fruit nose. Fruity flavor, tropical and citrus. Very bitter and oily. Light and drinkable but not great.
JohnnyJ (3569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden amber pour, with a nice sticky white head. Caramel, lightly bready, some sweetness, citrusy hops, and some grass. Decent, maybe closer to IPA, but nothing special.
dmac (3219) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Cranbury BuyRite. I figured this was a 3 day old growler so it would need a vigorous pour, at first there was just a little bit of soap bubble head but then all of a sudden 2/3 of my glass transformed into bright white tight bubbly head. Body was a nice mostly clear orange/copper body. Aroma was citrus hops, dry grains, earth, dirty lemons. Medium to lighter body with average carbonation and a short lived bitter finish. Flavor isn’t quite as good as the aroma with a dirty citrus dominating followed by grains and then some green hop comes. Solid beer, welcome to NJ Port/Lost Abbey.
pineypower (2189) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared, much thanks to Dmac. Feel honored that they brewed this to celebrate coming into NJ. Pours out a decently clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of clean and crisp malts, citrus rind, some light pine bitterness. Taste is of some very nice hoppy citrus notes, tropical fruits, light pine, with a good solid crisp malty backbone. Very drinkable and very well balanced with a good dose of hop bitterness packed in here. Very tasty session.