JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle from the El cee B-O. Pours a clearish bright gold with a large white head. Aroma flies out of the glass and punches your nose. Piney, minty, citrusy hops. Flavour is even better, as the fantastic hop characters are well balanced with a satisfying, surprisingly deep malt body. Honeycomb. Has this nice ’tropic fruit’ essence thing going on, with a medium feeling body. Surprisingly smooth for so much hop activity. Awesome stuff. Additional sentence fragment.
Zoe (8) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO
AROMA: Intially a strong hoppy aroma that wafts from the glass- citrusy with grassy overtones - doesn’t last though.
APPEARANCE: slightly cloudy lemon yellow with a white lacy head of fine bubbles
TASTE: Moderate to high hop bitterness with a lingering citrus hop finish. Not much fruitiness unless it’s masked by the carbonation
PALATE: lively carbonation, lightish body. Long citrusy slightly metallic finish
OVERALL: Very drinkable.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear pale copper with a bit of white head. Smell is predominantly grassy hops, with some sweet hints. Palate is good, just heavy enough to have its presence known, and excellent fine carbonation that’s not too strong. Taste is a bit lacking as the good hoppiness fades quickly only to be replaced with a weak bitter finish.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of hops, pine, grass, with a strong malt backbone. taste is very dry with minor sweetness upfront. I great hopy pale ale. Well done.
olio (7359) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 12.12.2012.
Pours pale clear golden color with large white head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, grass, goose berry bush and some mild herbs. Flavor of hay, hops, fruits, goose berries and some butter. Nice hop profile.
laiti (6832) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 12.12.2012
Aroma is rather strong on hops with lots of gooseberry bush and hints of nettles. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, some nettles and hints of biscuits. Too much gooseberry bush here.
lusikka (6963) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 12.12.2012.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of really strong citrusy hops, some exotic fruitiness and gooseberries. Flavour of strong citrusy hops, exotic fruits, gooseberries, biscuity malts and hay. Medium bodied, decent carbonation and a bitter, fruity and a bit harsh finish. Pleasant.
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell is hoppy and a little metallic. Theres a light fruit taste but not as strong as jaipur, which was a much better beer. Pours clear bubbly golden with bleached froth. Taste has straw, some bitterness but not much fruit. More than anything else I notice the straw. Decent, but not quite qorth the lcbo price at 5 bucks for a half litre.
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Nose is all lemon rind with maybe a light fruit backing. Mouth is lemony with grassy notes some pine maybe and some light citrus. Finish is bitter with a bit of pepper. Pours light cloudy straw with medium whit head ss lacing. Light ish body with medium carbonation.
Spab (2724) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy golden yellow with good-sized white head. Aroma is grassy, zesty citrus and tropical fruit and a light spiciness. Flavour is sharp grassy/citrusy hops with some other juicy tropical fruit notes and pepper. On the dry side. Active carbonation. Enjoyable.