Ungstrup (38215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is sweet with quite strong aroma of hops and Medium notes of grass and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and hops, lending it notes of peaches and grass, leading to a nicely bitter finish. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Slightly hazy golden hue topped by a fluffy head which left good lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of musty and herbal hops, grain, some citric acidity and yes once again pacman yeast. The taste is rather straight forward with moderate hop bitterness and acidity over a layer of bready malts. Once again I am finding a metallic nature about the finish which in the case of an APA is not so bad. The mouth feel is surprisingly soft and smooth, easy to drink brew. Overall a drinkable beer but there are many more Pale Ales far better than this. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and very hazy amber color. Aroma is nice citrus, light malt-some caramel. Taste is dry, nice citrus-lemon/pine hps with some bitter, light malt-some caramel/bready. Thanks to skourtis for the trade with jwc215 & me. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009
I had this beer and the 200 Meter back to back. At first, I didn’t realize that Eugene City was a Rogue spin-off, much like North Coast launched Acme. The parallel continues in my mind, as I found these Eugene City beers to be pretty inferior to the standard set by the beers of the Rogue family (although not lousy, as the Acme beers are compared to North Coast’s excellent beers). I was less than impressed by both the Triple Jump and the 200 Meter.
The Triple Jump poured a medium hazy amber with very nice, smooth, creamy head that was worthy of a thousand photographs. Aroma was fainter than I expected for a pale ale, but discernibly hoppy with some faint citrusness. Flavor was quite mild, a bit of what I will describe as wheatiness (although I am pretty sure there is no wheat in this beer) or straw-glass flavor balanced with some light citrus hoppiness. Not bad, but hardly outstanding.
I would weakly recommend this beer. I bought this bottle at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee. gnoff (10788) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg. On December 20, 2008. Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet and hoppy scent. Bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2008
<i>Bottle (65 cl) at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden</i>. Clear amber, medium white head. Fresh malt aroma, with pine needles and apricots. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Well balanced. Very reminiscent of SNPA, perhaps slightly sweeter. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
(22 oz. bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, biscuit, doughy, and dried apricots. Flavor of citrus, florals, and caramel malt. Ernest (7785) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot, resin).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent.
A bit citric and astringent in the mouth, but nothing out of the ordinary for a west coast American offering. Straightforward and unexciting, but reasonably pleasant. JPDIPSO (6261) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Lightly hazed light copper color. Tallish, lasting cream colored head. Ruby red grape fruit and hints of pale malts. I catch a bit of sweat as well. Caramel flavors in the start. Citric flavors follow, with some orange and grapefruit. Bitterness in the finish is rather generic and just bitter. Soft and smooth in feel. A true to form APA. blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
bottle, cloudy orange in color, sour grapefruit in the nose, flavor is a sour chalk and bitter melon rind, finish is alkaline