Martin243 (1198) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle served without a glass at Potbellys opposite the R.O.M. in Toronto. Couldn’t see the colour or judge the appearance, hence middle score. Toast and citrus aroma. Floral hops, some citrus flavour, a hintof nutty malt, but generally quite restrained. The blurb suggests they’ve aimed for the middle of the road, and got it bang on. andrepintado (3477) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Dark orange, brown. Thin white head. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is resin, pine, orange. Acaro (241) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2017
Aroma: Subtle citrus fruit and toasted notes.
Appearance: Dark ambar color with clear liquid and white head.
Taste: Medium bitterness with light sour notes.
Palate: Medium body with thin texture and soft carbonation. Toast and citrus fruits finish.
Overall: Strong freatures and easy to drink, it leaves a woody memory. kwboogieboy (12) - - JUL 15, 2017
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Bonne Red Ale, belle odeur, le goût reste en bouche assez longtemps. Malgré ses 5° elle parrait plus forte.
loscovar (393) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle from saveur biere.com . Nothing unbelievable but a nice beer, low abv for the afternoon Bozo_skeleton (1164) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 6, 2017
Orangee sombre, petite carbo, collet fin
Aromes resineux, herbeux, caramel, orange.
Mince, seche, sur des saveurs maltes caramel.
Une bonne biere rafraichissante Sircatis (297) - FRANCE - JUN 14, 2017
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Bière ambrée au nez malté et caramel. Bouche épicée et maltée. Bonne bière. MarcoBasile (444) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2017
I’m having my first beer from Flying Monkeys outta Ontario, Canada. This is their Hoptical Illusion, a beer they describe as ’Almost Pale Ale’. It comes in at 5% ABV. It pours a very very deep golden colored body – it almost looks brown/red-ish. I do not recall ever to have had a pale ale this dark. Well, Hoptical illusion it is then. The aroma is fairly malty. I guess that’s expected given the color. There’s not much of a hoppyness coming through on the aroma. It’s just malts and a very slight roasted note. The taste is quite thin at first, a bland watery taste, but then comes the sweetness from the malts and some earthyness. There’s a very subtle pine bitterness coming through towards the end. It’s piney and at the same time it’s not. It’s weird. I would say that this is leaning towards being a hoppy brown ale. I would guess that’s why they’re calling it ’almost’ pale ale. It’s decent nontheless. ConJoJohn (20) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
Slightly malt-forward aroma, mostly balanced. Nothing too strong. Small head with minimal lacing. Coloured a deep amber. Taste is very balanced, perhaps to a fault. Very drinkable, but not very distinguished in any regard. A bit malt heavy for a pale ale. Also slightly more viscous than a pale ale. I suppose the gimmick of this beer is a milder hoppiness than an a pale ale, but isn’t that what a pale ale is to an IPA? I’m not sure I understand the point of this lol. I could easily mistake this for a bitter, if not for the slightly pronounced hoppiness.
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler.