Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours just slightly hazy but vibrant gold with a rich, lasting white froth head. This smells gorgeous, with loads of fresh citrus fruits, tangerine, juicy orange, some dry grapefruit. The flavor doesn’t quite match the nose in terms of goodness, but it’s decent. Lightly sweet with a mellow citrus character, hints of pine needles, some pale malts. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Fresh and clean to finish with suggestions of white wood, lemon, tangerine, pine needles, pale malts, and grapefruit. This one starts like a rocket but fizzles out a bit as you work through it. Very drinkable, but I’m left feeling this beer could use a jolt.
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the rake during the tap takeover. Thought I had had this. Aroma is lovely big tropical fruit, passion fruit and mango, five alive. Clouded pale yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting white cap. Flavour is crisp grains, little chalky on the tongue, some wheat grains. Hops are fruity, tropical citrus, lychee and mango, citrus surbert. Really nice dry finish. Palate is light and refreshing with highish carbonation. Firm bitterness is well balanced. Really pound able.
cbnz (66) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mother Kelly’s in London
Appearance: Hazy golden straw hue, thin white head
Aroma: Fruity citrus and floral hops
Taste: Passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, bready malts
Palate: Medium body, well balanced
HampshirePhil (203) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle - As ever Pressure Drop deliver a lovely label (very important in the modern craft beer market) and a lovely APA. Slight hoppy aroma but very subtle with a smooth crisp taste that is effortlessly smooth and easy to drink.
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit. Quite bitter hoppy flavour, lemon zest. Bit thin. Finish hops, tropical fruit.
(from draught @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a hazy straw-hued dark golden body with a large white head. Nose is citrus fruits, lemon zest, straw, catty herbs, apricot, rose water, pine and hints of grass and honey melon. Taste is fresh floral tones, herbs, minty leaves, honey melon, rose water, apricot and hints of grass and bready malts. Light body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely balanced APA with loads of hop flavor and very high drinkability; certainly a fantastic introduction to Pressure Drop, which I haven’t tried anything from before. Nice one! :-)
davidtjm (799) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pour is murky gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, sweet, mango. Taste is light fruity, juicy, mango, sweet, gently bitter. Nice
GMarini (7) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly cloudy golden colour, almost no head, a little white lacing.
Lots of gooseberry and grapefruit on the nose, Nelson Sauvin and perhaps Mosaic at work.
Very slight sweetness, balanced with a smooth bitterness that allows the more fruity and gooseberry flavours to dominate the palate.
Ultimately rather drinkable.
RuNpali (51) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: bright golden color with some white head on the edges of the glass. Aroma has fruity scent: orange, apricot and perhaps some pine in the background. Taste is even better than the aroma, having the features but also some caramel. Body medium full with fairly little CO2. A very good APA.
mysland (50) - GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flasche, leicht trübe, golden, bernsteinfarben. Kaum Schaumkrone. Duft nach Maracuja, Ananas, Papaya, honig- Süße, leichte nadelige Noten. Geschmack erst floral, dann etwas Maracuja, harzig, nadelig. Trockenes Mundgefühl. Bittere kommt leicht im Abgang, Geschmack bleibt nicht lange bestehen.
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml (AbM, 4.8%)
Hazy amber-orange color, decent off-white head. Strong gooseberry bush and citrus in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Front has lots of Nelson Sauvin kiwi fruityness, then some gooseberry and citrus. Some kind of yeastyness in the flavor. Ok.