VastActiv (7492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2017 TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, slightly cloudy medium copper with a lasting white head. Aroma is a mixture of citrus and floral hops. Flavor is packed with hops. Slightly astringent but not overly bitter. The citrus bite from the hops really comes through in each sip. A very nice example of the style. Would pair well with spicy Mexican or southwest dishes.
Rating #600: I had to pick a local brew for this milestone.
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Color is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Pine, some fruits and malts. jookos (6970) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2017
[email protected]eRock_2013 (501) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Golden. Slight soapy nose, citrussy, sweet maltyapricotty. Med bodied, med well bitter, slight dry malty finosh. Doesnt seem too fresh, bit huskey dry.
Brought home a can of this from a recent visit to ATL, enjoyed this with a dinner of beer battered fish. Did not know that Red Brick/Atlanta Brewing Co claims to be Georgia's oldest operating craft brewery until I looked this one up. Features a classic bronze appearance with lots of foam but minimal lacing, with a strong aroma of citrus hops and other piney pacific hop notes, so far a standard west coast IPA. In the flavor, the upfront hoppiness quickly balances out into a clean toasted malty contrast, softly carbonated and relatively light-bodied. Finishes dry and slightly bitter with just the right hoppy kick to it. Not as hoppy and hefty as others, but it's a nice drinkable flagship with absolutely no indication of the solid ABV in the flavor. Not the most complex or memorable, but quite balanced and refreshing. Bacchus66 (905) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Had this at Turner Field. Hazy orange with a thin white head. Lemony citrus, pine, earth, caramel, a little funky. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bitter, funky finish. Just short of refreshing. (notes) ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Tap @ McCormick & Schmicks, Atlanta. Cloudy orange with a small head. Strong tasting, it maintains a recognisable pale ale styling though with some fruitiness behind its hops.
PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2017
Clear, dark golden pour with moderately durable white foam. Strong hoppy nose -- lots of resin and fruit. The flavor is similar, strong set of linking hops with the citrus and floral perhaps on top. Not as bitter as it might seem and the 6.8% ABV is quite muted.
ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Can from Kroger. Pours gold with white head. Aroma of hops, and citrus fruits. Tastes of hops, tangerines, pine and malt. Dry hoppy finish. Decent beer for day drinking. labeerinthum (1025) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 26, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso finisce sul luppolo, sull’agrumato e sul floreale. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma ha una discreta resistenza. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è media. L’aspetto del liquido è nebbioso. La carbonazione è abbondante, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è ambrato. Il corpo è strutturato. L’amaro è carico. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate. Il finale è amarognolo, lungo e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. L’aroma in bocca miele, frutta secca, luppolo, resina, pino, agrumi e pompelmo. hershiser2 (3597) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Can from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours mostly clear golden with a small, soft white head. Aroma of mold, dust, earth, citrus. Flavor is grapefruit peel, grapefruit juice, pine. Not bad - flavor better than the nose. downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Can from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Golden in colour, with a decent, white, head. Some grassy hops, tangerine and pineapple fruits, suggestion of pine, and crisp balancing malts, before a dry, hoppy finish. Good.