Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour at the Porterhouse brewpub in Temple Bar, Dublin. For an APA style beer, this is a very muted and toned down pale. With the name ’Hop Head’ you might be expecting more of a citric/hop punch. Very easy drinking but more like a bitter than a true pale ale.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, citrus, taste is caramel, fruity.
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew.
Look: clear copper, off-white frothy to creamy head.
Aroma: hops - red grapefruit, some sweetness, some resin, a bit toasty, More sweetness and caramel as it warms up.
Taste: starts with some generic fruit light sweetness, light resin, dry, strong dry bitterness.
Senka (901) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle in IPA glass. Pours clear dark amber. Head is tanned, thick, soapy and with a beautiful lacing. Aroma of herbal hops. Quite raw. Strong malts, bitter hops, pleasant carbonation, full bodied velvet APA. If you need a hops-shot -> this beer is the right choice. I was saturated after one bottle.
erickok (4298) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to brown, clean looks. Very American. Quite sharp, resin hops, sweet malts, not fruity though. Clean yeast. Light body yet bitter, clean but not crisp, due to the amber malts. A bit too heavy in the specialty malts, this beer, and too few more floral hops. Good brew though, quality stuff. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
Ferris (7658) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Nice sweet caramel backbone with a light spicy, citrus hop. Cloudy gold with a long lasting beige head. Butterscotch and light bitter citrus hops. Nice and light, with some significant sweetness.
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to IPA glass
Spruce, caramel, resin, and grapefruit. Amber with a long lasting bright white creamy head. Hops, vegetal, grapefruit, and wheat. It’s a bit thin though.
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a bottle with my dad. Pours clear dark golden amber with a longlasting white medium head. Aromas of hops, slight malt and citrus. Pretty flat taste of malt. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Slightly earthy.
Gorm (1701) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klar gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av sitrusfrukter, malt og masse humle. Smak av malt, grapefrukt, gress og humle. Bitter avslutning. Melkebaren.
triskaideka (235) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 bottle at home - pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus from hops. Taste is malty - slightly sweet. Decent beer.
Re-rated 29-Jun. Second bottle - all grapefruit aroma - coming through into the taste - full bodied. Glad a tried another - so hapy to bump up a few notches