Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep gold with a head that lingers. Aroma is faint but interesting: hay, some caramel, some grass, basement aromas... It’s interesting enough that I upgraded it to a six while typing. Taste is very waited towards the bitter, could use more balance. This a light bodied ale with a thin texture, with some lively carbonation, and a lingering bitter finish. Session-able... Would drink again.
JaKeAFC (545) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle, 4.90€, 5.0%. Clear yellow color with some particles in suspension, massive white head, hoppy/soapy nose.
Aroma is intensely hoppy, american hops, resin, citrus, pine, apple.
Taste is crisp, moderately bitter. Light body, watery, bitter finish somewhat harsh. According to label, quite sessionable, hoppy APA.
CapFlu (4518) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a lasting huge white head atop a non-carbonated orange golden body. Nose of sweaty shoes. Lightly hopped and very thin. Bland.
Alanthebeerguy (156) - - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
#22 - pours cloudy yellow amber. Good that vanishes, little lacing. Smells of citrus, orange, mild nose. Taste is orange, lemon and clean. The beer taste watered down and the flavours are muted. Fresh and clean, but not much going on.
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Stuedmaster (211) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is labeled a "session pale ale" but it is definitely hopped enough to be an IPA. Bomber from local liquor store. Gold pour with a moderate head, leaves thin lacing. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and grain. Too bitter for my taste, more like an aggressive American IPA. They use good ingredients it’s just not the style that I like. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to pint glass. Aroma of overt citrus and resiny hops. Bright orange and clear with a solid white head. Although no bittering hops used, there is a harsh spike in this beer that give a bittering feel to it. Aroma of grapefruit and white bread seem subdued to this mid-palate anomaly. Some husky cereal grains finish off the beer.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 22. Pours light amber white head. Nose is cascade punchiness, tangerine and some tropical fruits, pine. Flavour is same and has a nice balance of caramel malt. Glad someone tagged it as an "India Session Ale", it reminds me of a beer up here marketed as that style called "Bottle Rocket". As they say down in Cali "Good on ya, mate".
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light translucent gold with a slight white head. Citrus aroma. Med body or so. Not much caramel, but there’s quite a bit of citrus hop - even so much I could believe orange/tangerine zest. It’s dry and citrously bitter. Good session ale.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #850 - December 22, 2013 - Beer 22 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Bottle 5% Yellowish amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness.Taste is light citrus and pine sweetness, tempered by a tame hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, mild alcohol warmth, and very well balanced. Crushable.
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great sessional, pours with a nice frothy white head, and golden yellow, with aromas of grapefruit and oranges. Decent grainy backbone with a bit more bitterness than I would like for a 4.5% beer. Can really taste the flavour of the hops as well as a slight orange pulp comes through. Could drink this all summer long!
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Orange-kissed gold, lively white head that collapses to a chunky film. Aroma is lightly hoppy with underlying grainy malts. Light citrus hop character is overshadowed by lightly toasty pale malts, light caramel, light hat. Medium bitterness. Not as bright as their excellent IPA, but decent enough.