ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The White Horse, London. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Dry with a bit salty bitterness.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ White Horse. Pours clear deep amber with a small off white head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, apricot, citric, piny, malty and sweet. Thin body. Flavor is bitter, fruity, citric, sweetish and malty. Finishes with a very nice mix of malty bitter aftertaste.
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at White Horse.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, pine needles and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel and hops with notes of pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A few bottles purchased at brewery back in March 2011. Overall, this was an excellent brew, although it was as hoppy as quite a few of the IPAs out there. Pours with a copper-colored body and a respectable two-finger head. The lacing is fairly tight and sticky. The aroma is surprisingly powerful and florally, with hints to citrus fruits and pine. The taste is simply awesome and relatively bitter, yet the bitterness dissolves quickly in the finish. Flavors like pine and grapefruit accompany the dry mouth feel. Overall, this is a remarkably tasty, aromatic and refreshing pale ale and one that I will certainly enjoy drinking over and over again.
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The White Horse.Golden beer with a creamy offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, hay and some malty notes. Hoppy floral flavor, rassy, hay, some swimmingpool notes.
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a dense off-white head that’s sudsy on the top. The aroma has toasty malt with light caramel, some spicy hops and there is an earthy / woody aspect. Medium body with quite gentle carb. Starts with crackery and caramel malt traits along with mild spicy hoppiness. The finish has a bit of pine and a hint of grapefruit, but it seems like a good amount of hops have fallen out of this even though its a ways from the "best by" date. Decent beer, but I’d like to try it fresher.
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours copper with weak off white head. The modest aroma offers up some sweet malts mixing with lemon and grapefruit like citrus hop notes. The taste is similar with a fairly pleasing level of somewhat acidic citrus hop bitterness with much lesser amounts of sweet malts and a touch of caramel like malts. Nice Pale.
Fin (7690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London, 05.08.11 Golden with a white head, very slight haziness. Easy drinking pale ale, lightly hoppy, some biscuity malt, light citrus, it’s fine. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov13 3.1
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An unmistakeably American-styled pale ale, Headwaters is rife with grapefruit aroma hops. Solid toffee malt backbone carries the floral flavoring hops through to a balanced finish. A hop bomb with dialed down bitterness. Fantastic.
nittanytide (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured golden in color with a half finger, white head. Aroma is floral, biscuity. Taste is rather plain, but not bland. Bread and grass dominated the tasting. I could see this complementing a variety of summer foods.