oliodnb (461) - ITALY - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy light golden with two fingers of white head. Aroma is sweet malts and the remnants of the fruity flavors it should have, the bottle is definitely too old. Similar taste with tropical, citrus and resin suggestions, can surely tell it was a good one. Looking for having a fresher one.
AdiBeer (1860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: straw, grass, flowers, light grain malts. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some citrus fruits, acidic, some grass. Overall: nice APA, very well balanced, not too overpowering, yet very satisfying. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
KPC (7) - Solihull, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Bartons Arms, Birmngham. Hazy, Golden beer. Prominent hop tast, citrus, long bitter finish. Excellent.
caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from de Molen Beershop, batch 174 (Brew 174
Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, Columbus), BB 23/07/15, large sample. Slight hazy orange color, short frothy head. Aroma of hop, slight citrussy, bit candy, some pine, bit flowery. Medium bitter taste, slight candy sweetness. This is just the way I like a decent session ale to be. Wonderful!
danlo (1503) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from BeerRitz online. Golden amber colour, white foam head and aroma of malt, grain, fruity citrus hoppy. Taste is malt, grain, fruity, hay, earthy bitter. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry lingering earthy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
Douberd (3013) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Wild Beer Fresh) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 5.5%
Clear orange golden colour on the body, small white and thick head, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of citrus, light pine, cat pee, grassy hops.
Taste follows, grassy hops, some pine, citrus, some grapefruit, lemon zest, nice bitterness that builds up and lasts long on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, nicely carbonated.
77ships (4906) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 cl. bottle @ home. “Wonderful, delicious APA with a wonderful & unique hop profile.” Bottle says “Drink Now + Don’t Age” but doesn’t mention any date,…. Sigh. Clear sparkling dark golden, fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Nose is fruity USA style hops, mango, peach, dried apricot, passion fruit, very fruity & light grass. Very nice. Taste is bitter grass upfront leading into delicious fruity blue cheese hops, nice mix of bitter wild herbs, blue cheese & touch exotic hops, awesome delicious hop profile mix,… lots of blue cheese hops, finish is touch green wild herbs, very green light paprika & pencil scrapings,… Very creamy body. I love blue cheese hops, this is highly unique and delicious. A very nice surprise. I absolutely adored it.
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22.1.2015. Cask. Aroma of earthy grassy hops. Taste has pine, lemon, grass and some strange side taste, like fish, which is not nice. Dont know if its the cask.
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Almost clear golden body with a nice, medium sized white head. Aroma is grassy and spicy with mild malt. Flavor is sweetish malt, a bit harsh bitterness, herbal and grassy. Medium body with a sharp herbal/grassy bitter aftertaste. Somehow decent, but I have a strong suspicion that this is not a fresh bottle as the intention of this brew. Will try to re-rate if possible.
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3 flight sample@Hack & Hop, London - fuzzy golden pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, mandarin, lemon, straw, some grassy and floral nuances, medium carbonation, refreshing, hoppy bitter finish. Great.