ClubGonzo (5467) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a dark-hued clear orange body with a medium, short-lived white head. Nose is red fruits, honey melon, fuzzy grass tones and hints of caramel and straw. Taste is melon, peaches, red fruits and hints of white chewing gum, floral honey notes and mild pine tones. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Decent enough, but despite the fuzzy "Belgian touch" of sugary esters mixed with American hops this ultimately fails to make much of an impression.
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Workable, middle of the road APA. Not a lot going on, but not distasteful either. Sweet malts, bitter, not too fruity hops.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean golden color with one finger of off white head. Aroma is bready. Some yeastiness. Very lightly hopped. Flavorful. Not a bad beer.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad at all. Very drinkable, and for the ABV, pretty flavorful. I enjoy the slippery mouthfeel -- surprised it’s not a lager. Malt flavor could be more pronounced, but all in all, not bad at all.
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml (K-Kamppi, bottled 01/2014)
Clear deep golden color, small white head. Sweet fruity pineapple aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Tropical fruity, sweetish, pineapple flavor. Not much bitterness, a bit breadyness. All around ok beer especially with food.
jbuzz (812) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First thing that comes to mind...skinny. alcohol, some slight earthy tastes. Not much here.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a large creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy bread dough and corn. The flavor was tart and tangy with notes of bread dough, corn and black pepper. Medium length finish. light to medium body. Not good.
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from local supermarket in Helsinki, clear orange colour, small frothy mostly vanishing white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of bread, caramel and a bit of nuts with moderate fruity and grassy hops with a bit of lemon. Taste is initially quite balanced and a bit on the acidic side turning into a moderately bitter finish with an astringent feel. Medium body, thinish oily texture, lively carbonation. A fairly pleasant and refreshing ale, not a ton of flavour and aroma but a bit more than the average ale of this strength.
eRock_2013 (408) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm, I suppose this brew is not as ambitious as some of RedHook’s other offerings, this whole "crushable" theme seems to be putting a positive spin on producing a less assertive and less interesting pale ale. Aroma and body struck me as light and thin, grainy maltiness with floral or grassy hops. Flavor was of decent intensity, mild fruity hoppiness,not much bitterness. I guess its good for being just an easy drinking mild pale ale. Far better then any macro at any rate!
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear copper amber with a large, full, creamy just off-white head that fades to a coating but leaves lacing. Aroma is mild bready caramel malt and grass. Taste is somewhat metallic and bitter-leaning though there is a bed of malt there. Some grassiness; very slight floral notes in the aftertaste. Not my favorite among the Red Hook staples.