KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark murky yellow with an orange hue and had an average size (1-2 finger) frothy white head that lasted a little while leaving behind a decent amount of residue that lasted throughout and had fair lacing.
The aroma was up front with a nice spruce hop with a mild indication of some gain malts and a horse blanket yeast and had notes of citrus, spices and juniper berries.
The taste was mild and slightly yeasty with a hint of citrus at first and finished moderately hoppy with a strong berry note at the end that had the flavor lingering around for a decent amount of time after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was light in body and slightly watery yet dry in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a very nice Pale Ale, light and refreshing with a nice soft hop flavor that worked well with the berries.
brianairb85 (41) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a light clear amber. The smell is weak with some floral fruity notes with a tannish head that goes away quick. Very good pale ale, well balanced and smooth. Cant seem to taste the fruit but the spice is present. I will be drinking this tomorrow on Turkey Day!
Jado (388) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear coppery amber with a small white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas of grain, citrus, flowers and a touch of pine. Taste is similar, with lemony flavours prominent at the front end. Good hop bitterness in the mid-palate with a tartness at the end, presumably from the juniper berries. Not a bad beer at all, but it doesn’t really come together cohesively.
beaz1591 (214) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tulip glass. Smelled sweet, possibly bananas but nothing else. Pours a cloudy pale copper, minimal head, some lacing. Foamy mouth feel, taste is sweet with just a pinch of hops to it. I had high hopes on this.
Bozo_skeleton (274) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde limpide au petit col fuyant.
Des arômes de citron, de figue et de céréale.
Une attaque assez douce pour un corps plutôt mince. Mais l’amertume du final rattrape le tout et l’équilibre avec le sucre est bien réussi.
Une bonne Pale Ale americaine
Hop_Hedonist (115) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied and non the worse for that - very refreshing for a pale ale - nice sour edge courtesy of the juniper - great beer thoroughly enjoyed - would love to have this fresh from the tap.
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear dark golden colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Minimally herbal hoppy aroma with a piney touch, initially backgroundish hints of juniper berries gain more weight with time. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, slightly piney hop notes, hints of juniper berries.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy honey colour with an off-white head that diminished quickly. The nose is VERY citrusy, with notes of corn syrup, and rosehip. Lighter in body than I was expecting, light caramel notes, green tea and citrus hops (makes me think of the Sam Adams Noble Pils profile), more citrus, and a long bitter finish which is where the faint taste of juniper is. No complaints with this beer. Easy drinking, and tasty. Perfect six-pack IPA.
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer, London (£3.00):
Herbal with berries (namely juniper), citrus and some caramel malts. There is a sweetness and lots of floral notes with a hint of perfume.
Bright amber with a 1.5cm creamy head that holds well & leaves some nice lacing.
Floral taste and a lot of juniper berries coming through. There is a sweet taste to it with hoppy bitterness and an almost perfume like taste that is slightly reminiscent of gin. Some stronger malts and a little bit of caramel once the beer has had time to warm up a little and some pine and floral hops also become apparent.
Light medium in body with soft carbonation and a pleasant floral mouthfeel. Quite juicy and refreshing on the palate and one that goes down quite nicely.
A strange but enjoyable beer with an unusual balance between the berries and the sweet malts that seems to follow it in both the taste and smell. A nice one but perhaps one that could have been a little stronger throughout.
DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->shaker. Gold with small offwhite head. Berries, fruit, mild floral hops. Underwhelming.
KansaiBeerLvrs (880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bottle from from Asahiya for about 500 yen. A mildly carbonated pale ale, nice floral accents with a mild juniper berry taste. Very palatable.