Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Porterhouse in London
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Fruity and pine
Taste: Fruity, caramel and pine resin
Nice and mellow
wheresthepath (1687) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from Beers of Europe that Jim shared with me - cheers!] Deep amber with a moderate white head. Spicy red berries up front with a twang of grapefruit, then some bread and butterscotch. The hefty bitterness in the finish is perhaps a little cardboard-y, but nevertheless this is pretty decent stuff.
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (@Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen):Deep golden, unclear,big stable off-white head leaving rings on the glass, flowery to piney hoppy nose, a bit leafy as well; relatively dry bitter-sweet flavour, almost medium bodied; bone-dry lingering grapefruity-hoppy finish. A fine one…
danielecamo (635) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma ottimo, finale molto amaro, troppo resinoso...anche questa apa la trovo sbilanciata...
daniele (6080) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrata poca schiuma non molto persistente agrumata luppolata buona secchezza caramello luppolatura decisa
Japalo (1329) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ charlies bar. Small head. Yellow slight hazy. Fine citrus hoppy notes. Gentle well balanced bitter taste and finish. Fresh.
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wharf. Half a finger of dense, light beige head sits on top of a clear, copper coloured body. There’s a light hint of butterscotch on the nose, but it’s mostly piney, citrusy hops, with support from some roasted notes. Medium to full body, pleasant carbonation, and quite bitter on the palate. Lasting bitterness in the end. Some caramel too. More of an Amber beer than an IPA I think, but tasteful and pleasant anyway. 120816
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle. It’s a more or less clear one, dark golden in color and with a nice off-white to pale beige head on top. Some lacings. Pine cones, lemon peel and some maltyness in the rather nice aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same, and of course there’s a good bitterness in it too, both initially and in the lasting finish. Full-bodied and decently carbonated. Not what I would expect from Ireland, in a positive way. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 110330
Bottle. It pours a clear, dark amber colored body and a small but dense off-white head leaving some cute lacings. The aroma has a touch of butterscotch in the back, but mostly clean bready maltyness. Pine cones and some lemon peel from the hops. It’s full-bodied and maybe a bit over-carbonated, at least it’s not as soft as I would like it. There’s a good bitterness in the flavor, with orange rind and some green pine cones-like notes. Lasting bitterness in the finish, but it stops too suddenly. Well, overall this is a nice beer indeed, and it’s been fun in the same month having both my first real Irish and German American-style pale ale or IPA. But it still isn’t up there with the classic ones. 110427.
netvare (37) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with medium head. Very light citric hop aroma and same taste with moderate bitterness. Refreshing and easy.
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the porterhouse in Dublin. Strong taste with a bitter ending. I recommend.
fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn, 5% ABV
Amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma of malt and caramel, with resiny hops. The caramel flavor is quite strong, the mouthfeel is dry; the hop is dry, very resiny, with some fruit (bitter oranges); strong bitterness.
Very American style; too much dry caramel flavor and harsh resins.
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Draught at The Wharf, Aalborg
Hazy amber color, small creamy head. Another non-IPA, but a Golden Ale with a fair malt and caramel profile and a quite good hopping with mild aromatic components and resins.