HKdIPA (633) - HONG KONG - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home after KL. Slightly orange-amber/golden pour with dense white bubbly head. Aroma is bright bitter orange with pine hops. A little sweet malt underneath. Taste is very very bitter, a big grapefruit pith bite that tingles on the roof of mouth. Boozy warmth complements that on the finish. Really bitter but delicious. Bigger and boozier than I expected. Would definitely get again.
Kita (1820) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 0.50l, courtesy of Hoppiness Crew. Pours cloudy deep golden color with large soapy off-white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of citrus, pine, mild caramel, herbs and flowers. Taste starts with light sweet biscuity malt, following is resinous and fruity, mainly citric, mouth feel is rather dry, while finish is heavy bitter with long aftertaste. Light to medium body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Unbalanced with bold hop character, but that’s just the way I like it...
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - JAN 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out a rich Amber. 10ºSRM.
Nose has candied orange, Mandarin orange, marmalade, orange blossom.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There is a fair amount of carbonation to lift this one to drinkability. There carbonation then the you get to appreciate the grain bill for a bit with flavors of roasted barley, graham cracker, pie crust, oatmeal cookies, deeply browned wheat toast, caramel, burnt sugar, and then the full on hop assault comes on.
Hops flavors are characterized by pine, sap, resin, Brussels sprouts, hyssop, grass, raw kale, and maybe even a little hemp funk. The finish is bitter and long. An aggressively executed hop head’s idea of paradise. It’s like they took a Batch 1000 and added 30% more hops into the boil and decided to dry-hop it as well just for good measure.
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Margarenia (10) - GREECE - JAN 15, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
0,5lt bottle @ Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos, Greece
NOTE: The best west coast IPA I had so far.
A beer with nice carbonation, a beautiful bunch of citrus that screams from the aroma already and a dry bitter finish. Full bodied and a lir of foam that lasts
kaser (5392) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a vanilla, bubblegum and apricot kick to it. Orange and cloudy color with white head. 22oz bottle from hair of the dog in Bangkok. Bitter. Nice hops. Good stuff
danlo (2308) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Orange amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and nose of tropical fruits, citrus, spruce, pine, hop resins. Flavour s malt caramel with mango, citrus, grapefruit and pine, hoppy bitterness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
martin00sr (2453) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden, small offwhite head. Aroma has caramel and complex citrus and exotic fruits, passion fruit and pine being the most prominent. Flavour starts of with slightly rough bitterness. More caramel and sweet fruit, oranges, grapefruit with hints of lemon. Dry and strong. Deliscious!
TheFoamhead (260) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark straw color, incredible aroma of honeymelon, citric fruits and slightly roasted bread.
The taste transports the same characteristics, combined with dried raisin and grassy notes. Harsh dry finish that lingers. Oily medium body.
alomtnez (264) - SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear pale amber - yellow (pilsner). Aroma is citrus, floral, caramel, resin and malty. Taste has pilsner dry bitterness, nicely hoppy and dry bitter finish. High carbonation. Dry bitter IPA because if its pilsner character.
PabloZab (1037) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (4Hops, Wroclaw). Piwo delikatnie zmetnione o bursztynowej barwie, subtelnej pianie, szybko redukujaca sie praktycznie do zera i bez lacingu. Aromat slodki z nutami owocow tropikalnych, owocowy, kwiatowy, przyjemny dla powonienia. Goryczkowe w smaku z wyrazna, slodka, karmelowa kontra slodowa, bardzo dobrze zbalansowane, mega pijalne mimo swojej tresciwosci i mocy.