DylansDad (670) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2013
For a description, the previous two posters have nailed it. This beer can certainly hold its head up in the world of APAs, it has all the essential elements, although, a minor peeve, I did find the flavour profile a bit ’scooped’; there was good bass and treble but the mids felt just a little overlooked. Anyway, I’ll be buying this one again before the month is out, that I can guarantee. It is a very good beer. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2012
Tasted from bottle, appears a gorgeous amber with a persistent white head and very thin beads of carbonation. Aromas of dehydrated guava, peach and apricot, tropical pineapple and rock melon, a dash of full-on resinous spruce and this aroma really is something to write home about. Upon tasting you have to wait as you get through the flush of tiny bubbles before a wave of orchard fruit and the little bits of dried tropical fruit in breakfast cereal. This is balanced with fresh, green hoppiness that imparts a rewarding bitterness that carries the finish on for ages. This beer is (not quite simply) lovely. Pdubyah (834) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Mike certainly has a thing going. I know that Pale Ale is a stock beer for craft brewery places, but this is a bit good. This is quaffingly good beer, I almost forgot to sit and mull over the range of flavours that this has. Almost. It’s crackingly good.
The bitterness is offset by the malts, the layers of taste give it length and depth.
Get some if you can. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, orange zest, melon, peach and tropical fruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest and light peach with a crisp dry citrus finish. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2013
Solid example of an APA. Little more malt driven than hop driven but nicely balanced. Good length of flavours and had to keep reminding myself that this wasn’t a DIPA.
Ungstrup (38923) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of citrusy and spicy hops, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops, caramel, malt, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle at Ungstrup’s. Pours clear golden with small off-white head. Intense, pure hoppy aroma with subtle notes of citrus. A massive attack of pure hops, followed by sparse series of rough, malty and fruity cannonfire. Dry finish. Decent.