blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Nov. 2. Pours a hazy gold with a small frothy white head. Aroma of very catty hops along with some fruit and malt in the back. Flavour is hoppy and fruity along with an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Just good, I don’t love the hops used.
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 2, 2012 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel - my 500ml bottle purchased from the brewery in late August. Very clear light gold with a smallish creamy/fizzy off-white head. Aroma is acidic, some alcohol, very light slightly sweet fresh grain, some resin and vague pineapple - it stood up well. Taste follows - acidic and oily, a little funky-sour, smelled better - thickish, decent carbonation, long low-level bitter finish, quite coating - interesting fruit character and a different bitterness, I am not that familiar with this hop. Good.
jackl (5923) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. The pour’s deep amber orange with a small head. The nose is floral hops, some spicy peppery grass and mild tropical fruit salad. Some citrus. The taste is light bitter dried grass, some piss. Quite acerbic, funky and floral. Decent yeastiness, chalky. Despite this, it’s a real pleasure to drink. Overall, nice work (as usual).
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/floral, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
Borresteijn (5582) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from deeblo, thanks Bruce! Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of nice tropical fruity hops, a little pale malts. Flavour is light sweet, crackers, crisp zesty tropical fruits, grapefruit, nice bitter hoppy finish. Light-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Good.
RichTheVillan (4883) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; great aroma of grass & hope when I popped the cap off, pours a hazy yellow amber. Tastes of citrus with a high level of bitterness quite dry nice.
Beersiveknown (4224) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with lime, nettles and passionfruit nose. Gentle carbonation, a bit flinty, mango and nz hop bitterness. Oh I do love motueka dry finish.
AshtonMcCobb (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours golden and with a slight haze. There’s a nicely proportioned lacy head. The nose has strangely parma violets and lemon sherbet. The taste has more lemon sherbet, a bit of yoghurt yeastiness and then a lemon pith finish. The palate has a medium body, a tangy texture in the mid-section and a tangy dry finish. Overall, a good beer, which seems to be different between nose and palate.
mike_77 (4113) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really strong ’green’ hoppy aroma. Flavour has a sharp grapefruit taste. Then a strong bitter, hoppy finish. Very light and easy to drink.
teorn88 (4083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle at the brewery. It pours a mostly clear golden colour with a small white head. Short lived foam. Aroma is bitter hops and grass. Taste is moderately bitter with grapefruit, grass and citrus. Light bodied with nice carbonation. Crispy and refreshing. Maybe a bit heavy on hops for an APA.