BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
36cl, new American brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly malty/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet expensive
gunnar (7121) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Nærbøfestivalen 13. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, with piney and resiny hops. Taste is moderate sweet, good dry bitter piney hops at the end, soft carbonated.
mike_77 (4565) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has fruitiness, caramel, pine, resin. Low carbonation. Medium bitterness. Good balance with sweet maltiness and a background of floral, piney hop.
CacheManyHose (495) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pine-dominated beer. Pours an amber-orange with white head and good lacing. Smells better than it tastes - aroma of bitter pine, banana and fruit esters, malty biscuit, grassiness. Only some of that comes through in the taste; ends in very very bitter and dry (but somewhat oily) finish. I think I expected more complexity from a DIPA - the smell sets you up to be somewhat disappointed by the taste, which is a bit like run-of-the-mill IPA with the hoppiness turned up to 11.
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Hazy amber with huge white head - looks great. Muted pine aroma with some sticky caramel and nutty malt. Hops are more or less gone from this - some pine and a bit of citrus in the taste. Mainly biscuit and nutty malt happening. Still a decent bitter bite to this: pine driven. Medium mouthfeel. Bottle is past its best, but to be honest I'm not going to be rushing to try a fresh one.
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz from La Cave du Haut Jura - St Laurent-en-Grandvaux (F). Coppery veiled neer, pale ochre head. Powerful aromas of citrus, pine, caramel and flowery note. The taste initiates with sweetness then arrives a powerful bitterness of citrus, pine, sustained by a strong malt, biscuit and toffy. Dry beer with hints of pepper, exotic fruits, resin and grapefruit full pot. A little sticky.
Tide (2557) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at William K. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, floral hops, caramel, pine, resin and peach. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin and pine. Excellent double IPA.
Russo (1957) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight hazy orange color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma is floral hops with some sweet notes. Flavor is hoppy as well. Light carbonation and medium to full body and bitterness end.
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cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - clear orange beer with an off-white head. Nice citrus and grass nose. Flavour is quite bitter but well balanced with maltiness. Grapefruit notes. Medium carbonation.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazy amber color with a three finger foamy white head that lasts. Aroma is pine, citrus rind, peach, bread, and a bit of caramel. Flavor of apricots, citrus rind, grapefruit, pine, some resinous hops, caramel malt and bread in the middle offering a bit of sweetness, finishes with good bitterness and an alcohol bite. Pretty hoppy and juicy overall. Medium bodied, sticky, oily, creamy, good carbonation.