zaf (270) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
altra IPA,questa volta TO OL. Aroma davvero speciale, le IPA hanno probabilmente l’aroma migliore fra tutte le birre..agrumosa,non resinosa e speziata con note fruttate anche leggermente dolci..poca schiuma,ma persistente..rossastra..gusto non intensamente amaro ma nella parte centrale si sente il columbus con il suo potente amaro che si attacca alla gola e che ti invoglia a berla tutta! buona ma non eccellente!
davidezdonz (70) - , HONG KONG - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th January 2016 and poured into a pint glass. It poured a slightly hazy amber copper colour with a two finger slightly off white coloured head that slowly dissipated into a thin foamy layer with stringy lacing. Aromas start with citrus orange and grapefruit followed by a light hit of tropical pineapple and finishes with a somewhat caramelly note. Taste is strong caramel malts at the beginning but finishes bitter. The aftertaste bitterness lasts long and is largely citrus grapefruit with hints of pine and lychee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this was quite nice but personally due to the strong hop bitterness, it feels more like an IPA than an APA. Having said that, Southern Frontier is still nice to drink and goes down easy.
msbernac (1159) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-amber, cloudy, white foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
AgentAle (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, honey, yeast, clove, and citrus. Taste is light crystal malts followed quickly by well balanced hop profile. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Might be a bit old but not sure. Dark hazy ruby copper pour. Aroma is dank apple juice in that perhaps not fresh fruity hop way. Taste is big fruity hops but again tastes a bit old. Surprising amount of flavor for a pale ale. Feels light and airy in a nice way. Dry bitter finish. Not bad despite being not fresh. Would try again.
CacheManyHose (402) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of Matt's 31st birthday haul. Translucent orange-brown with big off-white sudsy head and thick bubbly lacing. Smells of bready caramel malt, honey, spiced apple, booze, cereal/hay hop. Tastes of honey, apple, woody hop, tart lemon. Body is medium, mineral, fizzy lightly frothy lemon finish. Doesn't taste like the freshest bottle, but a lot of flavour (and more malt than I expected) for a pale ale.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt some cheesy hops and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some floral notes, herbs and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, citrus and grape. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. The aroma is lightly roasted in a way, with fruityness, pine cones and resins dominating. Some malty sugar notes. It’s semi-sweet on the palate, with a nice carbonation level. Medium to full body. Vienna-ish malts, pine cones, resins and some grapefruit. Lasting finish. Rather boring, but still quite tasteful. 150524
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, crisp, rather dry, good amount of hops, citric, resinous, tropical fruits.
BlazerT (280) - POLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Burnt orange/deep amber little hazy with big, white densed head. Great head retention and lacing. Light to medium tropical fruits aroma (pinapple, lychee), biscuits, little grainy. Taste is light to medium bitter, piney, some citrus (grapefruit) flavours, some caramel notes. Light body, medium carbonation, smooth body, finish is rather light sweet. In overall drinkable, solid APA, but could be more intense in the a US hops aroma.