KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weird Beard was on my list of beers to try in the UK but I had no chance to try it their. I brought home their decadent stout and it burst out of the can in my bag on the way back so I picked this up for 600 yen at CRAFT BEER BASE.
Coincidentally it is also a NZ hopped beer but this 5.3% beer is a Pale Ale rather than Kirinís 5.5% "IPA".
Pouring a nice copper gold with a solid head of foam it has a fantastic juicy tropical fruits aroma.
Light bodied with a slick mouthfeel, itís quite bitter giving some butteriness and astringency with a ton of hops. I get the feeling this may have suffered heat damage in transit.
The hopping is subdued but this 7 month old beer (Batch 155) gives citrus, mango and grapefruit notes.
Alright but I should have tried something of theirs fresh in the UK but I only saw bombers and a few canned beers. Prices were in the 2-3£ range each(4£ possibly?) so Japanís prices arenít that bad but hoppy beers need to be fresher.
Cunningham (5758) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Almost clear golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fresh citric hoppy and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Fine fresh citric hoppy, mild malty and lovely tropical fruity.
Overall impression: Nice fresh, tasty and easy drinkable APA.
Personal stats: On tap at Weird Beard Tap takeover at BrewDog Camden in London, England
redders1974 (399) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy quite bitter full of gooseberry flavour greengage kiwi fruit piney can see why people rave about it but a little in the bitter side for me.
AWS9 (563) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice spruce-y hops. Touches of citrus throughout. Good malt base. Slightly crisp, bitter finish. Simple in a way, but gets an APA right.
dogbomb (1072) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light gold with a thick white head. Nose is mango, peach and a slight toffee. Warm, bubble-free and surprising in the mouth. A really pleasant warm mango/peach cocktail - give it a wiggle and you can get some lemon and pineapple. Nicely malty. Absolutely fabulous!
mr_h (3741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, hand-pulled, State Bar, pine, citrus aroma, golden, thin off-white head, very good lacing, grapefruit, tropical fruits, hoppy, well-balanced, very easy to drink
Bullit (4227) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ State Bar. Light golden, off white head. Nose is tropical fruits, dish cloth, lemonade. Flavour is light malty, hoppy, medium bitterness, fruity. Incredible drinkable.
SVD (978) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, golden/orange beer, smal/medium head, aroma is some tropical fruit, taste is fruit, with some bitterness in the after taset
londonfields (21) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dukeís. Really great fruity nose, strong malt backbone and decent amount of bitterness for an APA. More flavour than most of the London íIPAsí getting around. Best pale Iíve had in a while.
Aniela (4156) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Haket, Gothenburg. Clearar golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy citrus fruity grassy caramell floral aroma. Hoppy citrus and grapefruite floral caramell flavour.