mtu71 (293) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Small fast head. Cloudy golden. Shy fruity aroma. Hoppy grainy dryish taste. Thin.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Grassy and lightly fruity nose. Bright deep golden straw color. Light fruit, lots of grain, some grass in mid and final. Thin body.Okay. Mild and pleasant. "Crushable"??? -- serve it in a can, then.
mikkos (298) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden beer with a minimal whiteish head. Aroma is a bit sweet malty with a hint of hoppiness. A bit thin mouthfeel. taste is malty, a bit like a lager but with some hops added. Ok, but nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikkopen (934) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden colour, thin white head. Sweetish, fruity and malty aroma. The flavour is sweetish, mildly malty, with some fruity notes. Nothing special.
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A light sweet nose. Biscuit, honey, oranges. Light tea.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium coarseish offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body with
strong carbonation. Fruity raisiny strawy aroma with grainy
notes. Dryish strawy fruity raisiny taste with grainy notes, and
perhaps touches of cardboard. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth
mouthfeel. Dryish cardboard and straw aftertaste with fruity
toffee and caramel notes. Itís nice, but perhaps a bit austere
and cardboardy. (0.355l bottle, from Meny Oslo City.)
beerbaaron (1681) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear light golden, minimal head. Sweeter malty aroma. Honey. Grain. Caramel. Orange. Light pine. Light and crisp. Light grassy earthy bitterness. Not too sweet. Pretty dry. A little odd tasting. Seemed "un-fresh like".
arnold931 (853) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden with decent cream colored head. Nose is some sweetness. Taste is very mild with not much hoppiness. Not a very good pale.
jrodooo5 (1252) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Decent light copper pour w/ a thin head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is basically nonexistent especially for the style - maybe a hint of malt mildly comes through. The taste is malty up front & finishes flavorless w/out any hop presence. Mouthfeel is ok but is this really an APA? If so, pretty darn bad!
Bulk_Carrier (2717) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a fairly decent looking pale orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute.
There was some light foamy trickling lacing sliding into the beer.
The taste was mainly bitter but without anything really showing exactly why itís bitter. Faded hops, just how old is this? Iím not exactly sure why I canít find a date anywhere.
The smell was, hmmmm...grainy I guess.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with not much of a sessionability about it as it just seemed to be bitter to bitter, unbalanced for the most part.
Overall, I wish I had a date on this beer I thought Red Hook was good about that. If I could pull it off, Iíd only try this fresh, something didnít just seem right.