bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2007
Clear, copper gold, thinish head - clings to the edge. Leafy, grassy aroma. Bitter with an orange/grapefruit type pith flavour. Quite a short finish. OK bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2007
Would like to know what lychees taste like as a previous rater picks this up. Nice clear colour (amber) with lasting white head. Citrus hops on the nose and in the taste, thin in the body but quite pleasant because of that. Grapefruit and mandarin mainly in the taste. madquacker (1138) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2007
A few floaties in appearance and a good solid head. Nice and citrusy without being as sharp and tart as Little Creatures. A good brew. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
Bottle at Chris_O London bottlefest March 07. Amber colour with lasting beige head. Grapefruit/lychee aroma. US pale ale, slightly sweet in mouth. Some toffee. Some hop on finish. Slightly sweet. SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
ChrisFest Sweet and beautifully fragrant. Good juice and a playful changing flavour character. Finish is relatively short for the intensity and range of flavours, but bitterness does emerge and it is very pleasing overall. The APA is America’s greatest contribution to the world.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle. Bittersweet in a non poetic fashion. Does indeed manage to be both bitter and sweet... these are the two most notable features. Bit of orange zest and honey. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
Bottled - Chris_O Fest March 07. A golden colourd beer with an off-white bubbly head. The aroma has really good fruity hops. I picked up mandarins and oranges. The taste is quite bitter and fruity. Quite chewy in the mouth. Tasty and well brewed. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
A Mes rate:
50cl bottle at Chris O’s extravaganza. Lychee (thanks Duff!), passion fruit and other exotic fruit in what is a really quite nice aroma. Dark golden, slightly hazy colour with a good head and quite lacey. Flavour is similar to the nose but with a little malt showing through and a bitter lemon drying finish. Interesting beer. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle. Quite a decent APA. The nose is slightly eggy/sulfuric, some nice aromatic hops in there. Some sweetish malts in there, but finish with a nice lightly dry and lightly bitter finish. Quite refreshing. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2007
The penchant for brewers these days is to produce this style of beer. While some may yawn at the notion of another beer of this sort it is far better than having to put up with the larger breweries trotting out their abysmal offerings of "Premium Lager". The nose here is clean and biscuity with a promise of a malty beer with a balance of citrusy hops. Not to be disappointed we have the expected tang of citrus with a firm bitterness. Good finish and it has that wonderful allure of making you ask for another. Hype is a special thing if it works but based on the few comments of a respected number of collegiate raters from my parts I am looking forward to more offerings from this potentially great brewery.