Garrold (1337) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Celt Experience version, from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Hazy, lumpy, amber. Thin, lasting, off white head. Light toffee. Ripe peach. A little bubblegum. Taste is thick sweetness. A pithy bitterness rolls around, a couple of days later, then hangs about, helping itself to toast and jam, whilst you’re trying to get ready for work. Or summat.
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden and slightly cloudy.. Poured with a small head. Hops hit you hard and dominate throughout drinking although some bitterness does eventually creep through. Left lots of lacing. A powerful and very good example of this style.
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Drink Bar. Deep amber color, small white head. Flowery, resiny aroma. Medium-bodied. Resiny flowerness in the flavor. Nice piney notes. Nice.
laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 08.09.2014
Aroma has pineapples, hops, fruity tones and some floral notes. Feels a bit sweet and heavy. Flavour is hoppy with fruity tones, pineapples, some fruits and caramel. Finishes with some floral tones. Juicy.
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 21.07.14 - Pours dark copper orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, grassy hops, hints of fruits and citrus. Taste is malty, hoppy and sweetish with notes of caramel, grass, toffee, citrus and exotic fruits. Finish is malty, hoppy and grassy with notes of alcohol and fruits. Okay, malty DIPA.
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Brewed by Celt Experience. BB 11/07/14. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head.
Resiny and fruity hoppy aroma with mild bitterness, sweetness and malt.
The flavour is very strong bitter with resiny and citrusy hops. Sweetness and malt there too. Strong dark hoppiness.
mR_fr0g (3142) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Watford tasting, from London Bridge oddbins. Aroma is resin, sweet hop, some pine and strawberry / beerry. Orange golden colour and persistent white head. Flavour is pine, some lyche fruits and lemon rind. Assertive resinous bitterness. Tasty DIPA.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle at the Watford tasting. Thanks Fergus. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with medium white head. Aroma is flowary and hoppy with mango orange peel. Arching bitterness, grainy orange zest and a yolky mouthfeel. Muddied hop, half citrus half getaway weak tropical. Pine needles and mango. Good one
wilftanat (12) - Shrewsbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good indeed. Lovely fruit and flower aromas with more on the palate along with clean crisp malt. Superbly balanced and complex and for the strength, supremely drinkable. There are many more fashionable beers out there not half as good as this.
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey dark golden to amber colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Slightly sulphuric hop aroma, a touch of egg, initially just backgroundish but lasting and finally assertive citrusy and piney hop flavours, some resin. Taste is initially fruity, bitter hoppy, malty, hints of red fruit, maybe due to the East Kent Golding. Would therefore fit in the category ’Imperial/Double Bitter’ if it existed. Later more IIPA-typical, resinous and citrusy.