KajII (782) - 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.
HammerTroll (450) - 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 (616) - 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 (498) - 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 (566) - 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 (1118) - 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.
Gurthnar (1656) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma typical American, resiny, some caramel. Clear golden colour. Taste is once again resiny and caramely. Plain, uninteresting pale ale with not a hint of juniper. Otherwise okay beer.
hub66 (111) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur jaune avec une petite mousse blanche; arômes fruités; goût houblonné; finale amère intéressante; une bonne APA
Bosskie (382) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange coloured beer with a weak head and light carbonation.
Mouty sweet smell with caramel and honey (thou that’s probably the juniper).
Good balance with the honey/juniper dominating with a watery base. Subtle alcoholic touch. Some caramel.
Bit too mouty for my taste.
ARH (378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber poured into a fat stemmed flute. The initial aromas are quite bright, sweet fruit - namely ripe berries with some tropical notes - along with pie crust, honey, and a touch of a "woodsy" note. It pours a clear orange honey color with a creamy / foamy white head that retains a big puffy island and leaves a solid layer of puffy lace. It’s a bit more bitter than sweet, but both sit at about medium levels. The texture is oily with a moderate amount of fizzy carbonation and a medium body. The finish is primarily grass and pine with some tropical fruit and caramel. It’s dry, crisp, and clean with an aftertaste that’s spruce and/or herb with some sugary scone bread.