Countbeer (5034) - 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 (9999) - , 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 (8593) - 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,
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at CPK. Pours light, hazy gold with a white head. Syrupy hops on the nose, thick, caramel, pine and resins. Lightly sweet, with some citrus and pleasant malts, light caramel, tangy and earthy bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Dirty, sticky hop finish with some toasty malts. Pretty nice.
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hi Time. Pours hazy amber with a bubbly/creamy beige head. Aroma of cat pee and tropical fruit? Near full bodied. Flavor is smooth creamy caramel, with astringency, and a lot of hop bitter. Kind of a butterscotch hint with strong citrus and floral/perfume. Which could be tropical fruits. It really puckers the mouth. And the hop seems to mutate from time to time. Floral. Citrus. Pineapple? Really great stuff. Brilliant in fact.
ben4321 (4433) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 500 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 3/13/11
Aroma: This one has a really nice fresh fruity and hoppy nose, lots of peach, some grapefruit and orange too
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy dark orange-amber color with beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is note quite as fresh and hoppy, nice sweetness, fairly big bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly full it has a somewhat smooth body and a long dry finish
My 3rd rating from New Zealand, I had to look that up out of curiosity, as I couldn’t remember if I’d ever had anything from New Zealand. Well, I had, but nothing nearly this quality. This was a really nice IPA with a lot of citrus (peach) feel to it. Nice stuff, the nose is really the standout here, but I enjoyed the whole beer.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s unclear copper with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of citrus, exotic fruits and spruce. The flavour is sweet with a nice bitterness and notes of kiwi, pine-needles, grass, and the finish is dry with a suitable bitterness.
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Hazy deep orange amber colour, small white head, steady. Lots of hops in the aroma, sweet, herbal like. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet hoppy bitter flavour, moderate to heavy, pine, good maltiness.
rosenbergh (7864) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Hazy light brown colour with small white head.
Quite interesting aroma with clear evidence of Nelson Sauvin vinous touch. Grapes (white wine), grapefruits and exotic fruits could be mentioned.
Strongly hopped bitter flavour with fresh elements. Bitterness stays forever. Surprisingly enjoyable IPA.