Jimthechap (1647) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ll be honest and say I was expecting a ruby red ale with a ferocious assault of juniper that would have had me reeling imagining I have been attacked by a dutchman (lowercase D for deliberate) armed with Jenever. It appeared much lighter than that with a coarse white head. The juniper in the aroma is subtle, smelling more like a cheeky pale ale with grapefruit and apricot aromas. In the flavour again I was wondering where the juniper was and then I sat and thought about some of the better gins I had tasted. In those the juniper was a balancing item for the other botanicals such as lemon peel, coriander, cubeb berries, chamomile, rose petals, licorice and so forth. Here it is again a subtle balancer for more tart citrus and chlorophyll characters lent by the hops. But you add them to a whole and you get a fresh pale ale with a real astringent bitterness that carries the finish long after it would have been due to expire. I think of this beer as an interesting exemplar of a spicy ale that could have used a little more juniper if I’m honest.
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden yellow colour with a small white head. Smells hops, malts, slightly grassy, slightly sweet. Nothing crazy. Tastes bitter, hops, grassy, sweet, a hint of caramel. Just nice. Thin to medium body, soft to medium carbo.
seymour (1434) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz brown bottle from Whole Foods into Spieglau glass. It poured a clear golden amber colour with white foam, lasting with lace. Aroma was very very subdued but pleasant:, flavour was somewhat fuller but still surprisingly "bleh" for a Rogue beer. Bready malts (perhaps English base?) just a hint of Munich-y candy sweetness. I LOVE juniper in beer, but sadly couldn’t detect much here, maybe a whif of pepper, citrus, chamomile tea. Light body, average carbonation, faint dank hops in aftertaste (Columbus?). Tasty I suppose, in a very subtle way, but I wish it was overall...more. A missed opportunity, in my humble opinion.
MarcoDL (2178) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ beer temple. Decent apa, with besides the notes of hop and malt, some spicey, grassy like taste. The herbs make the beer a bit too sweet.
TET (1641) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly orange colour, a head is white and weak. The nose is quite unique, fruits, mandarin and some hardly defined aroma that is propably a juniper berries. Taste is fruiful, slightly tropical, medium bitterness, some juniper berries in the end with some roughness. Taste should be more fresh. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Not so fresh as should be, but still good with a twist of juniper berries.
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of hazy golden color, medium to big off-white-ish head. More sweet than bitter. Malty, some hay, caramel and grass. Thin body, average carbonation. Pretty unexciting for an APA.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)
gschrade (648) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orange with a white head. Taste citrus, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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veceo (517) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color, average sized white head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel, flowers, grass. Light sweet, light bitter taste. Thin, very light, and, sadly, not interesting APA.
zvsn (593) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow orange small white head. Spicy and citric hops aroma with some juniper berries touch in the background. Moderate sweet with medium hoppy bitterness, light spicy and grainy notes. Light-medium bodied. Ok.
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
really malty and too much juniper. thought i would like this more based on the style. smells piney and pours orange in color. had this as a bottle pour at home.
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice head, clear, smell of lemon. Note of juniper going of very quickly. Bitterness on the palate and not only the tongue.