Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/26/11): Pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of herbal hops and citrus. Medium body with a fruity character and notes of hops and spices as well as sweet malt. The finish is mildly hoppy up front with a fruity finish. Decent overall.
Fin (6641) - 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
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Floral orange and grapefruit peel/pine hops aroma. Clear amber color with moderate head. Sweet malt and moderate grapefruit peel hops flavor. Very nice.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and grapefruit/tangerine aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light earth. Medium bodied. Malt and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light pine.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Holy Smoke. Pours an orange amber with a medium sized white head. Pine and citrus, clean caramel. Crisp and hoppy, nice earth notes, caramel and malt. Crisp earthy bitterness. Long lingering grapefruit on the finish. Great stuff.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: round fruity funky hop character. Slight citrus behind. Hoppy but not my favourite set up here.
Appearance: clear amber-gold with medium top. Beige white in colour. Sparse lace. 3+
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Crisp flavor with lemon like accents, citrus like hops. Refreshing and drinkable. Pleasant sweet notes at finish. Easy going.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel, pine, resin, light earth and birch sap. Medium body.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - 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.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear dark golden ale wearing a gentle white cover. Cerealic, minimally honeyed crystal malts are dominated by the resinous, flowery hops. In mouth, it has a toastier feel than I’d expected, being fairly malty albeit not too sweet and remaining easy to drink. A balanced bitterness climbs up with the sips, throwing coniferous, leafy and flowery notes that, while not particularly citrusy, still bring on a fairly acidic profile, adding to the refreshment significantly. Relatively simple to be honest and not something particularly distinctive, but otherwise, its stricking feature is certainly its remarkable cleanliness, rolling on the palate like a lager would while its small bubbles add a crispy touch that I appreciate.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Clear amber-gold with a large-ish frothy white lasting head. Fairly light floral/grassy bitter aroma with background cereal - not sweet or harsh; simple and somewhat dry. Taste follows, more bitterness, some noticeable alcohol, not as grainy. Average body, chewy, a bit astringent, lightly carbonated, fairly long dry back-of-palate bitter finish. Decent.