Piotr (56) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really good, can’t believe they call it apa! Dark copper colour, nose full of hopps, slight bit of carmel and brown sugar, just a touch of spiciness. Everything balanced very well, full body. Deserves the rating!
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Has a grassy and hoppy smell with some citrus and oranges. Pours hazy golden with a thick white head. Has a bitter taste with some tropical hops. Palate is a bit stray and sweet. Overall a decent beer with a nice hopiness.
Unde (855) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 Orange beer with nice head on top and lots of lacing. Aroma has tropical sweet fruits and citrus bitterness. Taste has lots of grapefruit, some yeast and sweet fruits too. Bitterness and sweetness is quite well balanced in the taste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Decent APA.
TychoJames (1027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 Flaska stora örebro. Disig bärnstenskulör. Humlig doft med lite syra och hö. Brödig mjuk och ganska maltig smak med viss blommighet
GarageBrewer80 (367) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Stora Örebro. Bärnstenfärgad kropp med vit skumkrona. Frisk lite stallig doft av citrus. Lätt besk och torrsöt kropp. Smak av torkad aprikos, bröd, citrus och honung. Besk rund avslutning.
UXO (1442) - CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy pale amber with two fingers of off-white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is grapefruit, pine, light caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Medium body, lively carbonation, dry and crisp with a lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
“Reparationsbajer” is Danish for "recovery beer” - as in, a hangover recovery beer. Genius. A little heavy on the ABV for an APA - so as to provide maximal medicinal hair-of-the-dog benefit, I suppose - but not to the point that it would upset one’s presumably already delicate constitution. The lively carbonation seems perfect to cut through flannel-mouth, as does the dry crispness. And the blend of Amarillo, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin (seriously, my new favourite hop) provide a nice fruity and citrusy flavour without being too bitter. I’m almost disappointed I’m not hungover, so as to test it better. (16/20)
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Earthy hoppy aroma. Flavour is much the same, but some freshness from the hops and a pleasant licorice-like hint is there. Quite bitter. (At home, 16.04.2015)
ogivlado (7164) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -at Svijet Piva Zagreb. Dark golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, hoppy nose. Moderate malty, piney hoppy, light caramel and fruity with hint of alcohol in rather hoppy herbal finish. Pleasant brew.
likeatrainwreck (441) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper, floral, fruity, bitter finish. Really nice beer, but nothing special.
Punkero (261) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet fruity thing going on. Passion fruit, pine needles? Longish bitter aftertaste. Something is still missing though.