MrBunn (2727) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours a clear and light copper with a thin head. Aromas remind me of grain silos with a little bit of a light grassy edge. Flavor is pretty thick with malt sweetness... kind of halfway between honey and caramel with a nice grassy finish to it. Maybe a little bit of oranges thrown in as well. Nothing earthshattering here, just a decent pale ale.
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Copper-gold brew with two fingers of head. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp and clean - relatively light malts at the start quickly giving way to complex hops. Finish is clean and bitter with a short lingering afertaste. Hops on par or better than many IPA’s, but definately a Pale Ale in style - light, crisp, refreshing, complex, great character. A worl class pale ale.
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color and is clear. Aroma has a slightly sweet malty smell along with nice hop aroma. The taste is a slight bit bready, but is very crisp. The hops balance the maltiness very well. Smooth finish which leaves a pleasant malty aftertaste.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight wooden notes as well as mild nutty, fruity and floral notes. Flavour is being fruity and floral hops along with some mild caramelly, wooden and slightly nutty notes.
ekstedt (6489) - 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 (4302) - 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 (25813) - 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 (17910) - 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 (5610) - 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.