waynegreater (6) - - OCT 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 ferls like home. subtle smells of fruit nice mouth feel served cold with nice carbonation level
rosegarden444 (6) - - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really liked this beer. I donít usually love Pale Ales, but I can get behind this one. Tons of flavor, and a real complexity to it. It was bitter for sure, but it wasnít only hops that gave it flavor. The best part was that I drank like 7 of them and didnít have anything close to a hangover the next morning. I felt great. I have no idea why, but compared to Carlsburg and all the chinese beers that give me killer headaches, this was a welcome relief.
Lovey (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I really wanted to like this beer... especially being subjected to Tsingtao and other Chinese dreck beers... but I really disliked it. As compared to Tsingtao, which is bland and unappealing, but otherwise unoffensive, I found this beer from Slow Boat - and many of the others from their brewery - to have a very strange, if not offensive, taste. It was not just an awful aftertaste, but it was a terrible first taste, too. Itís hard to describe what the taste was - but it was consistent among several of their brews. The closest I can come to in description is a pungent cheese. With that said, I give full credit to the brewmasters/owners for making a go of this in a place where so few beer options exist, and I am sure that with their passion for brewing, theyíll get it all sorted out.
jerryduff (1) - - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really impressed with this local micro.! Color is much darker than a pale but hops are spot on. Great lasting head. Detect a slight grapefruit aroma.
dreamflower (435) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable but quite bitter and dark I preferred the lighter beer from Slow Boat.
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bookworm Beijing. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy citrus aroma, with some fruity malt sweetness. A solid APA.
Stu1979 (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good God I love this beer. Itís just home for me. The head is thick with fine bubbles with a delightful citrus grapefruit aroma. nutty malt notes with a handsome helping (but not overly so) of hops. At 5.5% itís not the highest alcohol beer Iíve ever had which means that I didnít stop at one. Excellent flagship ale!