DruncanVeasey (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry. Diaphanous straw with a fine, subsiding white mousse. Aroma of Fruit Salad chews, pineapple, lemongrass, yeast and perfumed, coriander-like impressions. Punchy tropical flavour with unforgiving bitterness, dry raspy malt base; pine; red apple, melon and pineapple fruit. Soap and nut husk to finish with a slurp of trifle bottoms. Robust; a little hot- alcohol not hidden. Mellows with swigging. More old school than New World- could almost pass as a hot fruity tripel or Belgian IPA blind. Not bad at all- was just hoping for a faceful of hops.
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is apple fruity and mild citric. Sweet fruity and light peachy. Mellow fruity and light bitter. Ends dry and mild bitter into the finish.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Citrusy nose. Medium body, a little sweet fruit and fun bubblegum notes from Dr. Rudi. Lightly bitter finish. 050413
saxo (11236) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, fruits, citrus, pine and malt. Nice and refreshing. Easy drinkable.
chrisv10 (7838) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, yeast, exotic fruit and a little grass. Flavour is malt, citrus, hops, little sweet, exotic fruit and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus and grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 050413
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy golden beer with toffee and spicy citrus fruity flavours, peppery hops with a warming fruity finish.
berkshirejohn (3643) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Straw with a billowing white head, and lots of carbonation; startling tangerine aroma; rich, almost buttery in the mouth, with a predominantly kiwi fruit flavour and some tangerines as well; there’s a touch of fresh pine twig towards the finish, which is long, dry and fruity. Excellent.
JohnRMurdoch (2253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Hazy reddish amber brown colour, reasonable head. Sweet flowery hop aroma. Tropical fruit & hop flavour. Sweet hop & fruit aftertaste. More fruity than hoppy which makes it a slightly unusual IPA.
jmgreenuk (1284) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a big frothy white head. The aroma is hoppy, but surprisingly weak. The flavour is medium to weak bitter, which some rich fruit and spice on the palate. Not as hoppy as some of of the other Arbor single hop IPA’s, but very drinkable and many people might prefer this style. It’s an IPA for non-hopheads!