airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium white head, the beer is a light gold slightly hazy color
Aroma: pale grain, some grass, subtle but smells good
Taste: pale malt grain initially, pretty strong bitter kick,
Palate: average carbonation, bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel
Overall: pretty good, nice pale malt backbone, the hops add a good bitter kick and aroma, could use more hop flavor besides the bitterness, easily drinkable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mariuspoenari (2969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Clear orange pour, with a nice head, in the style of a Belgian strong ale or a tripel. The smell is surprisingly like a Belgian pale ale, as well (I was expecting a typical American hop-bomb): citrusy Belgian yeast throughout, with some soft cheese present, as well. The taste - bread, white wine, citrusy hops and a bitter backbone. Very dry.
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
500 ml bottle
VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - NOV 14, 2015
At a midweek Meet and Greet I was able to sample a number of Double Mountain’s offerings This representative release fell squarely in the middle - an unremarkable pale ale that gets the job done without any fuss.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base looked like unfiltered hay juice covered by a layer of protective white foam. Grass and citrus set the tone although the bitterness is not as intense as expected from the initial deScription.
Flavor / Palate - Citrus and bitterness permeate the profile which does not deviate too far from a blend of herbs, grass clippings, and lemon. The results don’t blow one away but do manage to get the job done. I probably wouldn’t go crazy over a bottle. However as a starter for a session this release gets the job done.
Me thinks me expected something totally different but me thinks me glad this wasn’t what was ’expected’. Heavy grass dump into the air during the pour and a hint that maybe this is off - that was mainly due to my steadfast mindset of a beastly APA. In a way it kind of reminds me of a weak ass BIPA - reminds - not ’is’. It’s got a bit of weed stank to it, bit of fruity citrus... is this a pilsner? I think it’s a pil. Flaves - dry dry dry, bit of grass, loaf, lemon sourness. If I want a pil I’ll buy this instead. Bosbouw (3004) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, pils. Smaakt fruitig, pils, orange.
UXO (1922) - CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Appearance: hazy pale straw with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, herbal, resin, doughy yeast and pale malt. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: light to medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration mildly bitter finish. (3/5)
A mild-natured APA. Nothing too challenging, but easy-drinking and refreshing. I assume the name and the “herbal” description is supposed to underscore some dank west-coast character comparable to pot, but I honestly don’t get any of that. (13/20) dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pale hazy yellow with white head. Bitter but that’s about it, with no actual flavor to make it interesting. pintbypint (3819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
500ml brown bottle. Pale yellow with haze. Big white head. Aroma - grassy, lemony. Taste is grainy, grass and mild citrus. Finish is grainy and dry with light hops. Regular body and carbonation. A bit dull. tricksta_p (5107) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma of soft malt, hay, floral notes, fruits, some citrus, herbal notes, hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Not a stellar hop bomb APA, more like a hoppy Pilsner. patricks110 (2653) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Disappointed by this brew. Expected alot more oomph and dry hop emphasis but found it lackluster. The pour is light copper gold with a thin off white head. Mild spice and citrus nose, light grainy malts. Boring!