olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a large frothy head. Resinous and hoppy on the nose, orange peel and some mandarin with sweetish malt characteristics. Bitter malts and resinous hops on the flavor, mild caramel, orange, faint grapefruits, finishes to a lingering gooseberry crispness. Bitter and kind of oily palate. An okay APA but nothing special.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice selection. Smooth body, with a very particular hop right upfront, I just can’t put my finger on what kind it is. However, it’s not too bitter, it’s a nice sweet hoppy flavor, but without much of a malt backbone. Sessionable, drinkable, and competent. But I’ve had better.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus, grains, and some caramel.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light grapefruit aroma. Malt flavor with pine and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Pine and grapefruit linger with malt.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/10/10 notes: on tap, Simmzy’s. Dark gold-orange in color with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, a bit of lime. Palate is very dry and light, keeps you coming back for additional sips. Flavor starts with aggressive grassy hops, grapefruit, minerals. Flavors fades into a pretty firm, clean bitterness. Great with food, and a good first offering from these folks.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this falls into the no mans land of not a pale and almost a west coast IPA. pours a light orange to yellow in color. citrusy aroma. nice red grapefruit flavor. pretty bitter. i think this is a pretty good beer but it is in a category that really demands something fabulous and this falls into the middle for me.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber and bright. The aroma is citrusy, bright, only a little bit woody. Herbal and slightly bitter character. A good, refreshing APA...I like it better than their IPA.
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 500ml (16.9 oz.) bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: My sister-in-law Sarah
Consumed: Nov. 27, 2014
Poured a caramel, amber, semi-clear color with two fingers of khaki, rocky head. Streamy bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass throughout. Good amount of foamy, spotty, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled wet Cascade hops, German Munich malts (like Stone’s 17th anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA), floral hops, Citra hops, orange rind, slight Simcoe hops, orange creamscicle, orange wheat and caramel. (Smell - 3.63)
Tasted similar to the nose, maybe slightly better. More of a fruity taste. Wet Cascade hops, bitter German Munich malts, floral hops, Citra hops, orange creamscicle, orange bitter orange rind, grainy wheat grass and light herbal hops. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)
A pretty good pale ale overall and I was glad to give it a try. (Overall - 3.63)
3.58 81 B
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy biter finish.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: caramel, pine and woody hops, biscuity malts.
Appearance: copper pour, slight haze, white head with very good retention.
Flavor: toasty malts and biscuit, caramel, pine, some resin, again some woody character in the hop profile. Bitterness is medium, but lingers for a while, finish is fairly dry.
Palate: medium body and carbonation.