fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 2011-02-01, bottle at Ørsted, Copenhagen, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Beautiful dark amber color; small head. It’s a solid IPA, almost double, with a lot of Crystal malt and toffee flavor; bitter, resiny, coreect balance, unfortunately both the aroma and flavor don’t show a fresh hopping (the bar received the bottles just a few days ago).
2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy red-amber color. Light aroma of Manuka honey, sweetish, malt. Good perfumy toffee flavor; strong hopping, good resins and hop oils. Good and straight, but missing some dynamicity.
2007-09-29, draught at Hop Leaf, Chicago, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Beautiful amber color; thin creamy head. Quite good body strength, very good malt and toffee flavor, sweet. The aroma is citrusy and resiny. Excellent aromatic hopping and with the necessary sweet body. Excellent.
yngwie (14764) - 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)
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely balanced pale ale, with lots of citrus overtones and a bitter hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
harrisoni (14615) - 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?
saxo (14434) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours amber with a creamy white foam and lacings. Nose is hoppy and sweet malty. Lots of peach, citrus and caramel. Full and smooth body. Dry hoppy end. Good!
Theis (14087) - 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.
MiP (14001) - 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.
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber color, small off-white head. Bready, nice citric hoppy aroma. Light citrusy-grassy flavor. Pale malts are there. Hoppy aftertaste.
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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??