RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop; hazy golden amber pour with a frothy beige head, aroma has big pine and biscuity malts, taste has mango, some spice, bitter grapefruit, light citrus, tasty stuff.
Jimbo2 (67) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes, please! This has a heavy Sorachi flavour, so if you are a fan, this is a lovely beer. Plenty of hops, bitter, full bodied.
Turtles (767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, several small bubbles in the glass, big creamy white head, rich lacing. Big hoppy nose, grassy, herbal and floral, citrus, blood-orange, apricot and caramel. Dry and smooth mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Robust and chewy taste with sweet orange, pineapple and toffee, rich floral bitterness, grapefruit, green banana and pine. Long finish with a high pleasant bitterness.
mile (3509) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and tropical/floral fruitiness (Sorachi Ace?), some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, some caramel and tropical/floral fruitiness, grapefruit - some piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel and some tropical/floral fruitiness, lots of piney - some grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Sweetish IPA with caramel and floral fruitiness. Really well hopped but way too sweet for me with weird floral fruitiness (Sorachi Ace?).
DraftDodger (560) - - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen 31/8 2015. 50 cl bottle from Gunnar Madsens Vinhandel. Disappointingly there is no drawing of Chewbacca on the label. Pours slightly hazy with big white head. Settles creamy layer of foam with lacing. Aroma is aggressively hoppy with American hops. Citrus fruit and perfumed sweetness. Soft carbonation. Flavour is aggressively hoppy. Citrus fruit is dominating and only subdued notes of sweetness. Long aftertaste with extremely dry finish. No wonder Chewbacca always seems so grumpy if he has to consume this nicely bitter stuff.
Garrold (2857) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Buxton Tap. Hazy orange. Film, and a few bubbles of white head. First thing I thought is that this smells like lager. Then I saw the ingredients and realised why. Behind that, there’s a pineapple and gooseberry fruitiness. Not a whole lot of anything else, mind. Taste is light, crisply tart, then big, punchy, fruity, resinous bitter. More of the tartness on the palate. Pretty robust. Finishes long, resinous, slightly tart bitter. Elements of a great beer here, but to be honest, it’s overall very underwhelming.
bytemesis (4945) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to rouhlas. Pours hazy orange, medium off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is perfume, caramel, floral. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter, very perfumy and floral, hints of melon. Lingering bitterness. Medium body.
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: steel, lime and grassy hop
App: pale, lightly hazy, fluffy white head and sheet lacing
Flavour: some apricot, hop, malt and spiritous
Palate: super long hop finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Geiserich (3769) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Werckmeister at RB Tasting Linz, many thanks! Aroma is very nice, mainly resin hops, citrus, grapes. Hazy golden color, white head. Flavor is resin hops, herbs, malty, caramelic base, some fruitiness. Herbal bitterness.
Andrus86 (210) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE. Poured a hazy fruit juice yellow/orange, minimal white head.. Dank hoppy nose with some sweet fruits.. Big bitter hops slaps the tastebuds straight away, sweet fruity hops middle to back end finishing with a lingering bitterness.. Sourced Pourhouse Dunsborough