Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy deep gold with a white head. Malty aromas strong with some citrus, probably grapefruit, and a hint of yeast. The flavour is very bitter with peppery hop and roasted malt, which moves through to a watery grapefruit and lemon character. Clean on the palate, with a pepper and burnt malt aftertaste.
CacheManyHose (354) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ordered from Braedon. Crisp but cloudy amber-tan, thin white head with big bubbles. Smells of quite a lot of apple juice; malt and some herbal resin hop too. Tastes of malt and resin, but flavour quickly dissipates into watery nothing. Body is medium, some gentle fizz, bitter watery finish. Not bad, more malty than expected, but taste is quite empty.
HKdIPA (405) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Braedon at home. Hazy amber orange pour. Aroma is predominantly malt, some spice, some slight resin hops. Taste is surprisingly malty but also with crisp clean hoppy bitterness. Hope are a bit floral but mostly just crisp. Not bad for an APA but not much going on.
graham_murphy (403) - - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely balance pale ale. Not sure I’d call it too American as the bitterness of the hops was not over pronounced. Somewhere between English and American. Sweet orange notes with some floral balanced against a biscuity malt. Close to perfect.
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at spitfire. Pours clear pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, pine, floral, taste is dry, toffee.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5727-20130821] Bottle. Mild grassy hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, no head; aroma of honey, treacle; taste is initially honey, bready malt, then a zesty, peppery bitterness takes over; odd, but nice enough.
jmgreenuk (5610) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery light woody resin palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. Served cool and it was refreshing, but a little light all round.
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Craft Beer Rising 2014 - Brick Lane, London. Bottle. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Very clean with light hopping, dry citrus, pine needles, grapefruit. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry and cleansing to finish. Solid effort.
AdiBeer (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: malts, caramel. Appearance: dark gold, small head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: getting a bit bitter, some hops. Overall: nice APA, particularly liking the aroma. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was puzzled as to how a beer with a great aroma poured like a maelstrom of all head and little beer, and delivered so little taste. Think I may have had a duff beer though as sediment and somewhat cloudy don’t jog my memory in ways to describe APA.