jbeatty (1199) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11/8/2014. Clear burnished copper pour, sparkling, medium sized creamy head. Juicy aroma, passion fruit with soft grapefruit flesh, floral, honeyed malts. Taste is tropical citrus, tongue tingling, bright grapefruit, some pine. Light body, drinkable and balanced. Really nice, enjoyed this one greatly and had several times.
GuideDogSaint (813) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Hoppy aroma with pine and grapefruit. Bitter finish.
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours orange gold with a decent lingering head aromas of malty hops similar taste is hops fruit citrus bitter dry overall a luvly combination of flavours
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light Amber color. Tons of passion fruit and tropical fruit. Very happy nose. Hoppy, mouth, very fun, light body. Bitter finish. Excellent pale ale.
FknClownshoes (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrusy and grassy with a hint of tropical fruit. Caramel malts round the bitterness off nicely and there is a touch of spiciness about it. Soft on bubbles and big on hop aroma and flavor. The lingering bitterness from the hops is somewhat tamed by the malts.
A very enjoyable, it’s not a massive hop explosion but there are some subtleties in the flavour which make it quite a unique APA specifically showcasing NZ hops.
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber body topped with a frothy head. Peach and melon are the top and dominant notes, but all overidden by a malty bitterness. A very good ale which I like to treat myself with. Yum, yum.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of citric hops, a bit stale. Sweetish flavor with malt, citric hops, slightly stale, and decent bitterness. Medium-bodied. Could be fresher but still alright.
hank37 (184) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong fruity aromatics, along with some pine. Quite tart and sharp on the bitterness with some grapefruit and mandarin. Well-carbed. A great all-rounder, unlike Ravi Bopara.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet candied fruit, malty, citrus hops, too. Full bodied and quite smooth. Flavor is full of sweet fruity hops with a backbone of caramel malt. Nothing really distinguishes this from other pale ales, however it is a very well designed and well brewed beer. I could go a few rounds with this and boy.