Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Before launching into a discourse about pale gold coloured ales with white heads, evident carbonation and so forth, but the star of the show makes itself known as soon as the the lid was ripped from the bottle. Ah, aroma in spadefuls! Pineapple, pine resin, lemon curd, passionfruit and guava. It wafts from the bottle as if under the strict control of a cartoon, directly into the olfactory receptors in my conk. Itís gorgeous! The flavour is pretty good as well with a nice tangy citrus bitterness of tangerine and kumquat. Delish. A triumph.
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Spicy, herbal nose, a bit f yeast and tropical fruit. Dark gold straw color, with fat-bubbled lace. Herbal, hoppy flavors, some light malt, bit of citrus, and a dryish bitter finish. Thin-medium body, and feels a bit heavier than it should for the style. Very pleasant session stuff.
kidobutai (465) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Golden clear color, little head but decent lacing. Floral aroma but a definite taste of pine needles.
mike5326 (1068) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Medium floral and pine aroma. Medium body with a crisp dry mild bitter flavor and a crisp finish.
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pinkzambia (1563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: total letdown since this brewery comes out with good stuff most of the time. Overly grainy and much like an imperial lager.
SlimHabib (266) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Clear golden with decent white creamy head. Banana and wheat aroma. Light body. Initial wheat with a very light hop finish.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a clear thinner gold body with an average sized soapy bright white head. Aroma of old wet toast, old caramel, molassess, raisins and white grape juice. Medium to fuller body, milky, soft to average carbonation. Flavor is blah, notes of dough, nuts, raisin, grapes, old caramel and molasses. Not a fan.
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Aroma is pine and citrus, lightly fruity. Bit of a stinky bite. Taste is nice and refreshing but think this is getting a first beer boost in my scores. Feels a bit inconsequential. Nice enough though.
tightslice (262) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught pour from Martinís West in Redwood City, CA. Mild golden amber with a foamy white head (very frothy). Aroma is orange bitters, biscuits, hay. Taste is cereal, bitter peels. Didnít hate it but didnít really savor it either.
EithCubes (5156) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed on 05/28/14. Nose is slick and densely fruity, not vibrant but itís there, soapy with jam and light mineral, some vinous and Smartie (candy) character. Dark, dull copper with lighter golden highlights, but sort of burnished and ugly, still transparent with avg carb and a sudsy off-white head. Taste is dry and heavy with alcohol, lots of hop oil and some juice (but not sweet); bitterness is fairly low, very soapy and cleansing, very heavy full body thatís closer to flat than effervescent. Clean but not pulling me in for another.