MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Good caramelly hop aroma. Cloudy red amber colour. Very small off-white head. Good bitterness. Not so sweet, but sweet enough. Grassy hop note, quite caramelly and nice. A bit dry for my tastes, but good.
saxo (11236) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, malt, flowers, caramel and fruits.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper color with a little bit of haziness and a medium-sized white head. This is a wonderful hoppy tasting ale with an incredible finish.
Theis (11078) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear orange - white head. Peppery, citrus, grape, fruity, nice hoppy, knækbrød, swedish flatbread, spicy, light malty, light sweetness. Lovely.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Map room Pre DLD day ... Ok may not have been at my best but YEAUCH ... copper ... thin white lacing ... over fizzy ... syrupy pine nose ... HUGE HUGE BITTERNESS ... pine and pale ale hop
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUN 23, 2000
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With a name like Alpha King, how can you possibly go wrong??
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My most highly sought after beer for a number of years. Thanks to Cgarvieuk for bringing this one down from Scotland. Cheers Craig. Hazy reddish russet colour, thin beige head. Toffee and hop aroma. Yes big intense resiny grapefruit hop in the mouth. Wow that’s pretty big and awesome. Is it as good as I was hoping? It’s different. It’s big hoppy and toffeeish so very much in the American mould of an IPA I would say rather than an APA. Certainly tastes fresh on the hops. Yes very drinkable at same time. No real heat. Toffee is really quite pleasant. Good beer, but when you set your impression so high, it’s hard to live up to it. Thanks Craig. Now which beer becomes my most wanted now?
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
hazy amber, frothy head, thick lace, grassy hop aroma, medium body, lots of hop flavor and lingering bitterness, tounge scraper required, out of balance
still brutal, still over the top
hazy amber, lots of carbination, big fine head, lots of lace, strong grapefruit aroma, strong hop flavor, lots of grapefruit essence, low bitterness
Score: 3.8 to 3.6
Words: Charlie’s Ale House
same as always but these days a big hoppy pale ale is common
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a creamy, fingerthic, beige head over a well-carbonated, slightly hazy orange-golden body. Citrusy, resiny nose with a touch of tropical fruits. Lovely sugary, caramel-like maltyness to give it balance. Full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a delicious bitterness. There’s sugary, caramel-like, almost beef-stock like malty flavors to cope with the citrusy, resiny flavors from the hops. Lasting finish with good bitterness. A lovely beer, and maybe it deserves a higher rating from me, but I find it a bit on the sweet side for a pale ale. (090718)
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 (bottle - 10/7/03) Hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, fairly intense bitterness. Still, the sweetness lends decent balance to the hops. Medium body. (draft - 7/2/03) Clear brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet hoppy. Taste is hoppy (pine/grapefruit) -- going for broke and taking no prisoners. Medium body. (7/4/7/3/14)