superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/13/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a really solid pale ale style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Hermod (6420) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
35.5cl bottle. Bbe 20 April 2016. Pours amber color, clear with a thin white head. Small bubbles. Malty, citrusy, dusty aroma. Flavor has sweetness, cardboard, floral notes. Feels empty and tired. Papery. Meh.
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015-08-06. Lightly hazy dark yellow body with a small head and lace. Aroma has moderate resinous hop character, mild malt below.Flavour has moderate resinous green hops, modest bitterness. Very PNW combination of green hops and caramel malt, but less assertively hopped than you might hope. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, does what it sets out to do I expect but not entirely to my own tastes. On tap at Bier Markt King St., Toronto.
plaugher (409) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into an English pint glass. Pours a clear medium golden colour with a sparse white peripheral head. Light fruit nose with a touch of citrus, a bit floral. Light and crisp with a touch of caramel flavour. Smooth and creamy. Would be a pretty solid session beer if it wasn’t treated as an import here (and thus far pricier than such a bottle would normally warrant). Will try again.
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass showing a clear & bright, medium gold color, with a frothy layer of fairly persistent, soft white head foam, and web-like lacing. The nose was lightly fruity as a combination of lemon & pit fruit, and subtle, preserves-like sweetness. The taste included a modest citrusy, earthy, and dry bitterness, with lively, seltzery carbonation that elevated the light body enough to keep it from exposing a watery texture. Not overly flavorful, but quite sessionable, with a crisp finish.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[7416-20150728] Tap. Fragrant floral grainy orange hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lattice lacing. Bitter light orange grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ The Craft, Toronto, ON)
ken1 (1759) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Fruity hoppy and fresh.
Flavour: A fruity and floral bitterness and a slightly creamy mouthfeel.
Colour: Amber with a white head.
From: Bilka Tilst Jun. 2015
villevav (445) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2015-07-11] Kuparinruskea, kirkas. Tuoksussa pihkaista humalointia. Sama pihkaisuus toistuu myös maussa, jossa on myös hieman makeutta. Katkeruus nousee esiin maun alkuosassa, mutta häipyy taustalle siirryttäessä jälkimakuun.
SlimHabib (405) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Dark golden with a small soapy off white head. Light aroma with biscuit bread, and roasted malts. Light to medium oily body. Light salty and bitter taste.
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Light amber hue, very thin white head with minimal lacing. Biscuit, crackers, light roast, and grassy aromas. Sweetness has subtle caramel notes with an earthy finish on the taste. A nice beer, a touch sweet in the malt.