oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (shared by omhper, thanks!). Hazy amber colour with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and floral and has some mild strawberries as well. Probably brewed on quite hard water too. Flavour is fruity, floral, bigtime bitter with some slight sweet malty and bready notes. Mild earthyness in the finish too.
omhper (22238) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, from The Drink Store, Dublin. Hazy amber, firm head. Concenrated grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Lightly fruity with plenty of grapefruit and long finish with balanced bitterness. Thoroughly well made strong pale ale.
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy amber color with a white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity and mild grape hoppy.
Overall impression: At the moment: My favourite Irish ale.
Personal stats: Handpull at Anchor Inn (Free)
in Birmingham, England.
Beersiveknown (4645) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home courtesy of drinkstore, thanks! Chestnut brown (not pale!) fluffy white head. Pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, gentle carbonation, sharp citrus, ginger, balancing malt. A lovely strong bitter.
culchiem (3229) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clean amber with a thin head. Aroma is is grapefruit. Flavor is strong bitter, a little malt on a dry bittersweet finish.
garthicus (2839) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bomber. Appearance: Dark brown/red medium off white head. Aroma: Grassy hops, sweet, a little malty with caramel. Not the hop profile I’d expect from an APA, light grapefruit detected. Flavour: Big spicy flavour up front, quite an aggressive maltiness with a big sweetness running throughout. Chewy mouthfeel with a long spicy finish.
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my Greman-Irish connection for schlepping this over to the US in his luggage. Nice strong off-white head of varying sized bubbles. Vanilla and marshmallow are prominent in the flavor along with some light citrusy hops and mild sweet malts. Color is a hazy orangish brown. Lively mouthfeel with lots of flavor. Orange peel, roasted grains, tea leaves, mild bitterness and some bready malts. Quite a lot going on in there. little bit of alcohol presence to keep you honest. Slight astringent palate and is rather dry but the light bitterness/sourness makes the mouth salivate for more. The sweetness denoted in the aroma is not present in the flavor. A pretty good. I am interested in trying some more from this brewer. Guess I need a road trip to Ireland again!! :)
Japalo (1583) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home. Amber haze. Two finger foam. Citrus floral Heather notes. Faint caramel bready flavours. Soft well carbonated. Dry finish. Very tasty ale.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely murky amber red in colour, huge lasting foamy head, looks the business. Big malt sweetness in the aroma, bread, fruit, raspberry, strawberry. Flavour is a slight anti climax after the lovely nose, all malt, more fruit sweetness, but lack of hop bite and a touch watery. Soft carbonation, sweet, perhaps overly sweet and sugary in the finish. Finally an Irish APA with the requisite sweetness and they leave out the hops!