Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #105. Bottle shared by chriso at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, earthy hops and pale malts. The taste is herbal, citrus hops and pale malts. Medium body.
olio (6168) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity with citrus and oranges, some caramel malts, some wooden notes too. Flavor is somewhat sweet with caramel malts, not that hoppy and some grassy notes also. Bitter palate, medium carbonation. Decent but nothing special.
RichTheVillan (2888) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden amber pour with thin white head, tropical hop aroma, taste has citrus along with a bit of passion backed up with some smooth biscuity malt action.
JonMoore (1859) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - hazy gold with thick white head. Aroma of citrus hops, mango, biscuit malts. Quite un-complex taste, expecting a bit more, still nice though. Medium bodied thinning in the finish, soft carbonation. Good stuff.
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour hazy light yellow. Nose pine.citrus,resin. Taste similar to nose with balancing sweetness. Mild set fruit. Light bitter finish.
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in La Contenta. Pale golden colour with a white head with good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of fresh hops, grassy and citrus hints. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration, notes of tangerina, grapefruit and citrus, fresh mouthfeel. the final has a decent bittrness with good duration.
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Cloudy, pale orange colour. Bright white, bubbly, lasting head. Steely, pithy, fresh grapefruit. Some orange squash. Taste is fresh sweetness. Pithiness throughout. Light sweetness on the palate, giving way to a grapefruit juice bitterness. Not the massive bosh I might have expected. But no less a beer for it...
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Light hazy amber.... Thin white head... Sift floral orange fruits... Juicy fruit... Light bitter fruit... Soft orange... Dry finish
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale and murky golden, decent enough white capped head fades slowly. Refresher bar sherbert nose, not terribly juicy and fairly straightforward mangoey peachness. Crisp lemon, fairly pithy tang throughout but a bit of a let down bitterness - an odd dried blood/minerally glint on the finish. Creamy malt frame throughout trumps a moderate enough carbonation. Linger is clean, simple, solid Kernel dryness. Not a massive hop punch.
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a white head. Aroma of juicy fresh fruitiness, caramel and biscuit. Rich flavour of fresh hops, caramel, mango, grapefruit, pine and herbs. Full bodied and very smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable.