spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, pours medium amber with a bit of haze and a small frothy head. Aroma is heavy on the caramel and honey malts, quite a thick palate, with balance from piney and citrus hops, grapefruit and passion fruit. Finish is long and bitter. Carbonation is quite light. Another really good beer from 8 wired.
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. A deep dark brown one with a small nearly non existing sidesticking brown top. Smells of brett and a it has a general sourness over it. Fruit sour almost with wood and red berries. Almost like a Flandern sour. That goes again in the taste. Lots of woody dry sourness, red berries and even traces of chocolate and cocoa. More cocoa than chocolate really. Light oily on the mouthfeel and about average on the carbonation. Lingering soft sourness in the drymouthing finish. Not bad and a bit untypical. 04.05.2013
Zer0 (1127) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden/copper. Aroms of grapefruit and malts. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, sweet malts and pine. Big body and medium carbonation. This one is really well done.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The nose is honeyed fruits, pear. Light grassy hop. The taste is grass. Some earthy yeast. Light pear. Chewy sweet malt. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.
brnandersen (1905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured in to a snifter. Cloudy amber-golden with a dense, small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, resin, grapefruits, exotic fruits and rich caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, slick feel, average carbonation. Finishes bitter and fruity with lots of hops - especially pines. Well made DIPA, lacks a bit compared with the effervescent hoppy freshness from HopWired. However, this is a heavier, malt centered beer.
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Considering how much I adore this brewery and specifically Hopwired IPA, this was quite the disappointment. Far too malt driven for the style, in my opinion. Very little hop identity. It certainly didn’t sing NZ like their other beers do.
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy (and a little for Grippitis too). Cloudy orange, thick lacy off-white head. Big hoppy nose and body, lots of grapefruit, a bit of pine. Honey sweet malts in support. Really big on flavour and bitterness, but in a good way. An enjoyable IIPA.
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Top IPA this, deserves the awards it has got. Big grapefruit, with pine and some lovely malt sweetness. Very well balanced and alcohol hidden well.
jasen.r (3) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love everything about this IPA. Slightly cloudy, orange pour. Fantastic malty, chocolate aroma with similar taste with wonderful hoppy palate. New fave IPA.
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Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured red amber with white head. Overpowered astringency cause of the hops. Needs more balance