Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Clear ruby red, still, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and vinegar notes. Body is medium, touch of carbonation. Taste is smooth malts, sweet caramel, slightly floral with a dry, straw-like finish.
tania_nexust (223) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught keg at Brewdog Camden. Real big spicy hop nose - with a hint of wet leaves & bonfires. Great mouthfeel again - lingering & chewy but not cloying - the Hopwired beers seem very good at that characteristic.
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean, dark red color with a creamy, light tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma has a full caramel malt nose, light toasty malt with a robust hoppy nose. Hops comes through as an earthy bitterness. Flavor starts off with an earthy bitterness that moves into a sweet caramel malt flavor. Body is modest with a sugary, oily feeling. Overall a pretty good brew.
jookos (2530) - FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber, reddish, hazelnutty brown, clear. Strong nutty caramels, some citrus, pines on nose. Med full body. Light sweet, caramels. Piney hops, some herbs, earthyness. Very clean and easy drink. Just as powerful as you’d expect a beer of this abv. Sort of autumny, with the pines and the nutty caramels. Real nice.
Skinnyviking (7179) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet roasted malt cocoa nuts aroma. Citrus pine flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.
UXO (346) - CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby with a loose finger of off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is caramel malt, floral and herbal hops, slight fruit. Taste follows suit, with caramel leading the way and a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation, slick and slightly syrupy, with a dry finish.
Fairly middle of the road IPA, with a little more sweetness than I prefer. The floral/herbal hop profile is also less my preference than the pine/citrus side of the hop spectrum. That said, it’s a decent enough example of a hoppy red ale.
Holmen2 (1162) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOK 175 at Bøker & Børst in Stavanger. Fortunately not my round. Dark amber. Dense beige head. Aroma of bitter grape fruit and orange marmelande. Similar taste, with caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.
Scopey (7191) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Taps KL. It pours cloudy deep red with a thick light tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy pine, red fruits, mild toffee, pine needles and varnish. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, leather, red fruits, caramel, pine needles, toast, alcohol hit, citrus peel, resin and pepper with a lingering bitter finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Punchy and bitter. Very nice stuff.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty ale and it tastes of dark Nelson hops. IPA with a good hop profile.
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Red beer, tan head. Nose is citric, caramel, malt, pine, woody notes. Flavor is fruit, citrus, caramel sweetness, malt, solid hoppy bitterness in the finish. Dry mouthfeel. Nice brew.