Brandman (2108) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange golden body, whide head. Aroma of very wild tropical punch with some caramel malt and lavendel. Strange tea-like bitterness, tannins? Dry and balanced.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle poured into my De Struise glass.... The body is an ugly cloudy medium brown, not what I want my ipa to look like. A decent tope head leaves about a two finger cap, thick lacing. Tough call here on score, great head, terrible body. Sounds like this chick I once knew... At first whiff I really dig the aroma, but as I get deeper I’m quite scared off. Mostly caramel and lots of malt, then there is this weird body odor note that almost makes me gag, light tropical fruits on the back; pineapple. Very weak grass hops on the finish, maybe its too old? Not good... The taste is also very malty, tons of caramel and mixed with pineapple, sounds like it would be good, its not. The hops are stale grass on the back, chemically, a little bitter.
This is tough one for me, not very good at all. I’d like to blame the freshness but this just got into WLV so it can’t be this old. At this point I’d have say pass on this unless you know its fresh or on tap.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Big tropical fruit aroma. malt and tropical fruit flavor with slight astringency. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Tropcial fruit and earth lingers with light astringency.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy and amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with citrus, grapefruit and orange. The flavor is very close to the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer.
mile (3039) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish fruity aroma, herbal/citrus and piney (and Sauvin) hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, fruity, caramel, some /herbal citrus and piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel, some citrus and piney hoppyness. Nice hoppy aroma – aroma and flavor/finish are not in balance.
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a deeper center.. fluffy, well-retained off-white head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma was decidedly New Zealand-y.. earthy and deeper grapefruit hops over a sticky-sweet grapefruit meat, honey, and lesser biscuity malts.. some vinous notes and berries joined, especially as it warmed up.. just a hair too sweet for my liking, but interesting and well-balanced. The flavor found grapefruit meat, honey, and pale malty backing, with a very earthy and herbal hop presence around.. grapefruit, berries, and herbal notes stuck on the bitter finish.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. the Nelson Sauvin hops really stood out, and this grew on me as I drank it.. very good, but hard to justify ~$10 for a 500mL.
Countbeer (4548) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very small quick disappearing white head on top of a light hazy dark orange colored beer.
Smell typical ipa, abricot, hop, fruit, flower, butter.
Taste is a good mix of fruits, hops, flowers, bitter, citrus, very smooth bitter.
Lovely bitter aftertaste.
Low carbo, full body, soft tingly mouthfeel, light oily texture.
jtclockwork (8608) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours apricot. Semi cloudy. White head. Nose and taste of pine, caramel malt and hops. Dryish finish. Lightish body.
crossovert (7588) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A new arrival to WI. 500ml bottle.
It pours a murky brownish amber, not really a looker. The head is soapy and off-white with lots of hop bits. Normally I like these unfiltered dipas in appearance because they look organic, but this one just kind of looks murky.
The smell is pure caramel, are there even any hops in this thing?
The taste has caramel up the ass as well. This one tastes rather piney, ironic because the label says it shouldn’t. There is no passion fruit here, just pine, some lime zest, and grassiness, but mostly caramel. The bitterness is medium but it is still a caramel-dominated brew.
If you like east-coast dipas give this one a try, i found the caramel to be overpowering.
Serving type: bottle
Burnaway (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hay, floral, grass, amber, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,