Jethro6191 (437) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper with a big white head. Smells wonderful, big bright hop aromas with pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, mango, and pine. Tropical fruit and bread flavors with a bitter finish that is fairly dry. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium carbonation level. Solid pale ale.
HoppityHop (172) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crazy citrus aroma, but not as hoppy as one would expect. Malt backbone makes it very drinkable. Looks beautiful in the glass and it would be easy to knock down a few of these in a row. A nice beer, but not complex enough to be the world’s best pale ale. FFF’s Alpha King is more interesting and enjoyable, IMHO.
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks to FlavioSP. 33 cl. bottle @ Borefts 2014. Drank about half. Amber, orange, little white head. Lots of rich pine rein in the nose, sharp, almost touch bark; Thick oily resin taste, nicely bitter, great balance, bitter grapefruit, lots, good malt body but no heavy; Substantial body, every easy to drink. Amazing, one could drink a lot of this. Also the label is spectacular on top.
JefVerstraete (1398) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample@ Borefts 2014. Thanks PriorL! Yellow/golden colour, some white foam. Very well balanced Pale ale. Fruity (mango, passion fruit) with bitter finish. Easy drinkable. Very good!
VictorStr (1311) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
@ Mikkeller. Fantastisk aroma, väldigt fruktig. Bra blanserad humlig beska i smaken. Fin fyllighet och lagom kolsyrad. Gul/orange grumlig.
slowrunner77 (3841) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"well...now FFF makes 2 of the top 3 or 4 pale ales out there. i’d love a head to head with alpha king. admittedly i’m a citra sucker and this beer showcases the hop well, but has more complexity than most any other single hop beer i;ve had. i could drink these all day. citrus anyone?"
Metalbeerman (2) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my "cup of tea" as it is a strong IPA tasting brew. I like a few IPAs but this is not one. My friend loves it, so different strokes. The citrus taste, especially the grapefruit, is off putting.
Marko (3947) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I was making my way to Zmajska’s prerelease, when I chanced upon the Nova Runda guys & Iznogud having a tasting at Ro&Do, and NR’s Marko invited me to try something... Something really, really special. This. Enormous thanks guys (especially Iznogud who brought it I guess). Dark amber/orange. Fresh, "chewy", pungent aroma, gummibears & very very light alcohol (?!), perfumey and sweetish. Damn attractive. Drier interesting silky taste, creamy/yoghurty peachy taste, notes of orange, slightly salty (?), fine bitterness, lovely. Medium bodied, just right. Mild, enjoyable bitter aftertaste. Damn well executed APA, extremely glad to have tried it!
jefcon (1392) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of orange soda, cardamom, lemon and lime zest. However, lots of lupulin and earthy notes on the long, rich palate. Lush hops, and a great cereal background to showcase them.
SimonTja (269) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller bar.
Okay, slight hoppiness on nose, citrus, grapefruit, stone fruits and pine. Not in your face hoppiness at all, but more so balanced hoppiness. Taste does not live up to the nose, malt body is quite easy and a nice foundation. Expected more, would say Surly Furious, Omnipollo Mazarin and Arctic Sunstone are way better pale ales.
MrHult (267) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap på Mikkeller Stockholm. Dimmig ljus bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Mycket Välbalanserad Apa men hypen gjorde att jag förväntade mig mer.