Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle, no date, poured into a Surly pint glass.
Pours a dark honey-gold, with a frothy white head on top. Great sticky lace holds on for dear life. "The nose, the nose, my kingdom for the nose." All things holy, this is an amazing aroma. Fresh hops, pine needles, citrus zest, and a dry hay-like aroma. Other beers have bits and pieces of this aroma, but this is so potent and so fresh. Frick. I want to "cologne-up" with this stuff.
The body is well-balanced and carbed up well. Crisp and clean, not too heavy. Holds its own with the ABV. Hops, hops, hops. Yes, please. Fresh green hops, grapefruit, melon, orange slices, honey - all melded perfectly to make this splendid beer. This beer is bitter, no doubt, but I love that it doesnít linger in any harsh manner. The finish is short, which I like and donít like at the same time. I like that it keeps me sipping (or gulping) more and more, but I donít like that my glass is soon empty, unable to be filled with this blessed brew again. More ZD, please!!!
magnepettersen (3) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Citrus and spice on the nose. Balanced taste. Refreshing. A great pale ale.
rolfc81 (70) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter colored pale ale. Creamy head and crisp finish. Not the bite of some pale ales...beryl smooth. At chop shop Chicago
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade. Thanks James! Hazy amber/orange pour with a fluffy white head. Melon, citrus, spice, and wood in the aroma. Itís an excellent pale ale. Delicately balanced hop flavors, lemon rind, mango, and pressed olive oil. Long fruity finish.
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Received a very fresh bottle from a friend. Pours a nice slightly hazy golden orange color with white head. Citrus, and lots of it, some pine and grass as well on the nose; follows onto the palate. Iím really surprised that this has almost no bitterness on the finish. Really good.
malkyore (203) - - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citra is a decent hop... Little plain... But yeah. The balance definitely leans towards the fancy side as opposed to the really drinkable side. Itís good, Iíd buy it... But I wouldnt drive a million miles to get it. I had I back to back with oddside cpa, and it was better... But not like THAT much better.
Krej (114) - USA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a pretty good beer. Itís some kind of nix between pale ale and IPA. Itís light like a pale all, but more hoppier towards an IPA. Very citrusy. Itís an interesting mouthfeel that I havenít tasted before. Itís very good, but a lot of people make very good beers. Iíve heard this is a world class beer and I donít really buy that. But I would buy a 6 pack of this.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle -
First, thank you to bluesnbarbque for this one (I think it was you bro!). The brightness in this beer was astounding and sooo refreshing. A woody, with great citrus notes, like zesting a fresh Meyer lemon. Moderately high hop flavor, with a clean supporting malt profile but wonderfully hop forward. Finish is clean, hop lingering...a little mouth stripping in the hops which I love. Great beer!
Nische (873) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden. Aroma and taste dominated by tropical fruits, mango, pineapple and grapefruit with some grass, pine and herbs. Extremely well balanced hopiness. Probably the best APA Iíve had so far.
SteveBennet (14) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at mikkeller. Nice amber pour, thick off white head. No lacing but they were really busy and the glass could have been still wet. Aromas of pineapple, tropical, bit of skunk, pine resin. Medium body, crisp finish with lingering bitterness. Scary good and easily drinkable for the ABV.
VRH (51) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light golden color with an ample off-white head that recedes to a thin lacing. The aroma is full of juicy pineapple, citrus, some tropical fruit & hints of banana peel. The taste is full of tart grapefruit & resinous pine, some lemon zest, a hint of onion, & modest malt foundation on the palate. The finish is drying, slightly herbal & grassy with lingering hints of sweet fruit. Excellent!