Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to the Moncada folks during RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours clear amber with a small bubbly white head. The nose is soft, fruity, caramel and generic stone fruit. The taste is bitter-sweet, pine, tropical fruits, straw, light pepper and grapefruit with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Simple enough APA, but not bad.
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a golden hazy colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of floral hops, orange, some ripe banana and grass. Flavour of overly sweet malts, floral hops, apricot, grass and citrus. Medium bodied. Not that fresh unfortunately.
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and apricot-colored with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma offers citrus fruits and fuzzy stone fruits, along with a nice caramel undercurrent and a suggestion of resin. Medium-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor strikes a perfect balance between caramel, grapefruit and bright, juicy peach. Tongue-numbing, Novocain-like finish.
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with tan head. Massive caramel aroma. Mostly sweet with a bit of hops in the finish. Medium body with soft carb. Not bad.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at rbesg. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, orange, trop fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, orange zest, lemon, pine, light wood... Nice.
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beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear pale yellow amber with minimal head. Fairly bright hoppy aroma. Light body. Mild bitterness. Touch of sweetness. I like the balance. Not alot going on but good flavor and a pleasure to drink.
MrJoller (77) - ITALY - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Pour is orange, aroma is fruity and a bit punget, low carb, vast vanishing head, extremely strong resin piney hopping with no room for malt sweetiness, this beer could use some citrus note to balance the resin flavors, pretty drinkable.
northropfrye (2302) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber light body with some white head, quickly fading and nice lacing. Pine and resin and bit fruity aroma. Taste is slightly hoppy, a touch of fruit juice and cereal but pretty subdued. Not bad.
miyauchi38 (353) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Distinctive tea nose. Hazy copper, medium lacy head. Tea and dried leaves flavor, fairly dry, minimal astringency, low bitterness. Mild hop profile, serviceable as an amber, lacking as an APA. Session APA? No, let’s just call this an amber.