mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle pours medium brown/gold with a fluffy off white head. Big time grassy aroma with some pine and flroal hoppiness. Medium body with a medium hop bitterness that replicates the aroma. Bitterness nicely matched with the slight candy sweetness and bread like body. Very nice APA made by a non US company. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. 22 oz. Drank this on a cloudy, humid, Sunday, just before a thunderstorm on the porch. This brew marks my 700th rating, and it has been a hell of a journey, to say the least. Poured this into a Three Floyds shaker. Color is deep, rich, vibrant honey orange-ruby with a tremendously thick, frothy, craggy off-white head. Aroma of resiny pine hops, bitter, juicy hops, slight caramel, hints of soapiness and tons of smooth, roasted malt. The body is medium, with a touch of alcohol on the entry and a bitter, astringent crispness on tha palate. Finishes with a slow, tight, thirst quenching semi-tartness. This pale ale is outstanding. Could not have choosen a simpler, yet more elegant, brew for my 700th. Cheers to the next 100! Chudwick (3180) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
16.9oz bottle - pours grapefruit orange with ivory head and great lacing. Nose is caramel, something very similar to the Mendocino malts I love and floral hops. Flavor adds bready qualities. Well balanced and almost chewy. Another European beer that questions my preconception of how a style should taste, look, etc. love it for the aromatic metonymy. Totally worth the $1.99. grimfandango (34) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2016
Can. Citrus, grass, earthy. amber, orange, hazy with solid white 2 fingers foam.Light body.A bit fizzy. Overall a very nice APA. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
Deep orange color, slightly hazy with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma is wonderfully hopped with loads of citrus, mostly oranges and grapefruit and some nice caramel. The flavour: YEEESSSSS!!! - light and wonderfully hoppy with a nice, slightly dry bitterness, loads of citrus (again mostly oranges and grapefruit), hints of resin and papaya and some nice caramel. The finish has a nice bitterness with hints of grapefruit. It’s incredibly refreshing and nice - a small piece of art - yummmiii!! My #2900 on RateBeer
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Pours glowing clear dark orange/amber with a fantastic very fluffy beige creamy head, great lacing. Smells of sweet honey, melon, spicy, and grapefruit. Very light delicate flavors. Sweet mellow honey grapefruit. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Modest but true. Palate is waxy with soft but sizzling carbonation, very delicate. This beer is ridiculously underrated. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle from Ølbutikken.
Lovely gowing mahogny, like a table that’s just been pilished. One of the best looking beers ever. Fluffy white head.
Piney aroma, fine bitter palate, grapefruit, pepper, but it is not overwhelming. Resin finish.
I could drink a lot of this! jgb9348 (6189) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Crisp hazy amber coloured body with orange highlights and a nice dense tan head - this is an APA, and where is it from? Aroma of fresh piney and grapefruity hops with a dose of alcohol and a smidgen of spice. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hops up front dominate the taste with a mild malty taste and a taste of alcohol tucked in with some pale dryness and hay. Overall, a damn good APA, bordering on an IPA - this one is a definite winner. Reminds me a bit of the good old Tupper’s Hop Pocket Ale, minus a bit of the hops - but this beer is definitely worth sampling if you can find it! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida on 15-February-2009, sampled a day later at home in Washington! flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 11, 2011
On tap, this is one of the beers I’ve drunk more than one time. The 6% alcohol was not too noticeable to me. Orange, with a persistent froth, a little bit bitter, fruity with citrus and grapefruit notes. Very nice. Lore (2664) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2014
cloudy orange colour, huge off-white head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of citruses (grapefruit), tropical fruits (mango), peach, some pine notes and hints of honey; taste of grapefruity-tropical fruity-piney hops and some maltyness - less complex, than the aroma; very good APA