madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Undlear. dense off white head. aroma of caramel, herbs, flowers and some spice. flavour of sweetness ,frutis, caramel, herbs and spice. Medium bodied. Dry herbal bitter end.
Leighton (8622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 Bottle at home in London with Nick. Pours a slight hazy gold with a small, white head. Big juicy, almost tropical citrus nose. Exquisite flavor, great balance, tons of juicy hops, light pine and grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Graceful finish, great balance still, juice lingers. Excellent.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pale golden with an orangey sheen, very stable white head with a little lace, very solid peachy and piney hoppy nose, yeast and pale malt underneath; very slim, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; lingering piney-fruity bitter-sweet finish, some salt (!) detectable. A bit thin, but nevertheless a great brew…
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Cloudy, pale golden colour with a blond and dense short foamy head. Massive hop aroma containing citric, piney and zesty notes, accompanied by a herbal and yeasty touch. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly yeasty pale malt-character with fruity and piney hops; quite dry and mildly bitter finish with present yeasty notes, that tame the aroma hops a bit at the very end. Nevertheless an aromatic hop bomb. 31.X.11
BoBoChamp (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, at 5%Vol, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, fruity and slightly malty, easy to drink, very balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery. It pours golden yellow-orange with a thin white head. The nose is refreshers, cheesy hop, orange, sweet tangerine and pine. The taste is pine, resin, grapefruit, orange, tangy marmalade, leather and light smoke, with a long, bitter finish. Light to medium body and average carbonation. It’s flavoursome, refreshing and the balance is spot on. This may even be my favourite Kernel pale ale to date!
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Brewdog Glasgow. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Nose is lemon, a bit grassy. Flavour is slight lemon and citrus, a bit soapy. Slightly bitter finish. Easy drinkable.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Bottle FROM Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Smells great - a leafy orange fruit hop. That is the taste also. Mouthfeel IS good, though depth is not massive, but THEN again, this is APA, not IPA. Delicious - love the Centennial. I’m sure I also love Super Alpha, but don’t recognise IT yet. In summary, yes. (Orig rating 7th Oct ’11, re-rate 5/5/12. Even more delicious than previously thought. Needs a higher mark. Originally 3.9, now 4.2)
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a slightly hazy blonde colour with a thick white head. Lovely aroma of fresh cut green hops. Pine, pineapple and mango hop characters. Juicy orange citric flavour upfront with grass, caramel, barley and yeast. Very tasty although just a little thin. Nice.
JohnRMurdoch (2689) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BrewDog Glasgow. Cloudy amber yellow colour, reasonable head. Dry citrus biscuit hoppy aroma. Lemon hop aroma. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad.