Sigmund (4499) - Tau, - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, in Bali. ABV is 5%. Golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate white head. Very nice hoppy aroma, notes of citrus, pine and tropical fruits. Relatively light bodied, but the flavour has a pleasant hoppy fruitiness throughout, tropical fruits again, moderate but sufficient bitterness. Stormís best beer.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best beer in Bali. Golden colour, slightly hazy, light white head. Very nice hoppy aroma, notes of citrus, pine and tropical fruits. Relatively light bodied, but the flavour has a hoppy fruitiness, screams kaffir lime in the middle. Has a touch of bitterness but over all very light and refreshing. Stormís best beer.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden coloured body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of hay, light bright hops, some grapefruit and a nice amount of citrus and pineapple. Very effervescent, Medium-bodied; Strong yeast flavour with some light spice and grassy notes with a little malt backbone and some subtle assertive pepper near the end. Aftertaste is potent and shows a nice yeastie and hoppy kick. Overall, a surprisingly nice beer with a good bite of hops, some yeast notes and relatively good complexity for beers from this part of the world. I sampled this 33 cL individualised bottle purchased from a convenience store in Kerboken, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on 18-April-2011 sampled at home on the other side of the planet, in Washington on 22-November-2011.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How epic it was to find an APA in SE Asia. Nice and light for warm Bali days, this has the gentle push of hops, while remaining quite a heavy malt aspect. Not my favorite of the Storms, but damn good for Bali.
tomciccateri (937) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown bottle at Wicked Parot in Sanur,Bali. Pours a dense straw color with white head.
Aroma a mix of hops and odd fermentation characteristics.
Medium body with nice hop bitterness but major flavor distraction from odd fermentation products.
Well carbonated. Citrusy char not hop derived. Pretty extreme flavors away from hops or malt. An extreme contrast from "national" lager Bintang. Not really an attractive alternative.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy tan. Fresh, fruity aroma is bright and fun. Fresh, fruity taste with clean hops. Easy-drinking APA, just hints of yeastiness but not out of line. Tasty tropical pale.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia. Hazy bright gold. Big hoppy aroma has tropical fruit and delicate dose of perfume. Medium carbonation, palate is slightly thin but not bad. Floral flavors are very nice with tea leaves and jasmine. Almost has a tannic quality that is very nice. Actually quite a good brew when itís "on" and likely the best in the Storm portfolio. Thanks Stephen!
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 33cl Bottle in Ubud, Bali, restaurant Nomad. Light hazy golden colour, bubbly white head. Aroma is nice soft citrussy, flowery, light sweet. Flavour is light malty, citrus, a bit of grapefruit, light grainy light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nice.
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle served very cold. Cloudy, golden appearance. Subtle hop aroma with hint of citrus / melon. Higher than average carbonation on the palate. Enjoyable compared to other beers available locally, but below par.
HughConway (673) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cL bottle served cold. Pours golden with thin head. Fair amount of sediment. Decent hop aroma, nice taste. Far better than the other local options in Bali.