thb (617) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear golden yellow with a half inch of bubbles. Aroma is loaded with hops - lots of spruce, citrus, bit of tropical fruit. They carry through into the taste, but with more grain, moving from a floral, spicy opening through a sweeter (but by no means sweet) balanced middle to a noticeably bitter finish with a surprising level of biscuit. Very drinkable and balanced. A little chalky. Good.
pintbypint (2000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. Gold pour with light haze. White head which thins to a ring. Nose has a bit of toasted malt, nice citrusy-grapefruity hop notes. Taste has pretty clean malts up front with grapefruit notes. Some lingering grapefruity hops in the finish. Dry, light bodied, mild carbonation. A good easy drinking beer, nice hop notes, and refreshing.
reebtogi (3388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some hints of caramel. Taste is a fresh citrus bitterness with an underlying fruity and malty sweetness. Flavors are very well balanced and carbonation tickles the palate nicely. A very well done pale ale that I highly recommend.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Jake’s Place. It pours clear amber with medium white head. The nose is bready, grainy and lightly citric. The taste is lemon, lime, straw, sweet pale malt, dough and light bitterness with a crisp, dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit sweet really. So-so.
mzaar (932) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska. Mycket fruktig och blommig arom. De exotiska frukterna (med citron, apelsin, grape och melon) ger en behaglig smak, tillsammans med en liten örtighet. Kanske något ensidig beska för ett högre betyg. Skönt oljig munkänsla.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle mail ordered from Yamaichi. Fruity, citrus nose, lemon and orange, light pilsner like malts, a bit of bread. deep gold with a huge head. Simple flavor, bready malts, light minerals, dry lemon, some zest, a tiny touch of honey. A bit yeasty as well. Light and clean, tasty, nicely bitter finish. Good enough but not all that exciting.
Stuartyboy (172) - SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home strong citrus fruit aroma clean and crisp taste with nice balance predominant flavour of lemon and grapefruit slightly bitter on the finish
zimbo (334) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium yellow cloudy body with some froathy head. Dry controlled grapefruit rind with some lemon but it could do with some more meat on the bones. A pretty good palate cleaner.
Will do my best to think of this beer everytime I head the word ’Hollyrood’ as opposed to that 1960sesque Brutalism twig carbuncle ust next to Arthur’s Seat.
Beesbeer (358) - WALES - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mmmmmmm .... liking this one. Worlds Best Beer winner for a pale ale. This is very fruity and full of citrus, with some hints of grapefruit in the aftertaste. Sharp bitterness which rounds off the medium to full bodied flavours.
jvhemert (252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 AROMA: citrus, grass, dough, bread, orange,
APPEARANCE: golden, clear, minimal head,
TASTE: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
PALATE: medium body, slick feel, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: good balance of sweet/bitterness with strong citrus, crisp and refreshing, lacks depth.