nihtila (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at IMBC. Aroma of strong toffee and caramel, Resin, fruits. Strong pine, caramel. Tasty stuff.
GenkiGonzo (1069) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from CBB. Clear gold with a thin soapy head. Pine and resin hop aroma with some decent malts. Same with the flavour. Very smooth, hides the booze well.
Holmen1 (4877) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kveldens siste flaske på Cardinal M2 sep-15, og en superfrisk avslutning med ettersmak som varte til midt påp bybrua. Citrus, honning, tropiske frukter og malt i elegant samspill i en velproposjonert maltkropp. Gylden med kort skum. Lekende lett og lekker over ganen. Kombinasjonen av NZ og amerikanske humler er formidabel.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Bangkok. Hazy golden, frothy head. Fruity hop nose, good bitterness throughout. Classy.
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 28.09.15 Clear golden. Small head. Fantastic aroma of Aerican hops, citrus and tropical fruits, Similar taste, with full mouthfeel Perhaps a bit woody,
willisread (2538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a clear gold with a medium-sized white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lots of grapefruit and citrus on the nose with some grass and mango along with some caramel and honey. Fairly sweet followed by bitterness. Bitter finish that has some wood and grass, but lots of fruit. Only flaw is the booziness but the flavors are there.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. This erupted a little bit from under the cap. Combined with a little bit of a wild, woody bite that doesn’t seem to fit, I wonder if I got a bad bottle. The ample head is also a bit watery and quick to die. Underneath these little imperfections lurks more of what I expected -- earthen, biting and carried atop a solid oaky base. (#6036, 9/20/2015)
JanosX (54) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very slight aroma but distinctly fruity. Golden and cloudy with a nice thick head. Flavour is tropical fruit with just enough fruit sweetness to balance the bitterness. The bitterness really comes through on the finish; it is like you just ate a piece of grapefruit.
mrjez (477) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
L: pours a clear slightly orangey bright gold with a tiny bit of lacing.
S: typical nose for this style, very seducing tropical fruits and pine.
T: tastes a lot like the nose, but not the bitter hop bomb I was expecting, more flavourful like a Sculpin.
F: it’s surprisingly crisp and dry, quite a refreshing light body, hides the ABV ridiculously well.
O: I really am a sucker for a crisp fruity west coast-style IPA, and this fits the bill.
biirusaikou (2585) - - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Brewdog. Rich citrus hop character, bitter grapefruit with a caramel edge, pineapple, somewhat a bit too boozy, notes of mint, dry bitter finish. Ok hoppy iipa but I have yet to be super impressed by a kiwi brew.