pkomar (34) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass, tropical fruits in aroma at first, later come resin and a bit of pine. pours slightly hazy amber with rich head, leaving nice lacing. taste is sweet with a good, strong bitterness. very smooth beer. medium carbonation. medium body. A very good ipa overall.
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavors are fruity, citrus and juicy
SlackerMads (1544) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before 2015-03-31. Hazy orange with a medium sized ok lacing off white head. Citrus, pine, resin, light wooden, light bready grain, green plant material, light sugary caramel. Mostly hop forward, perhaps a little bit too sweet for my taste. Medium/full body, oily texture, medium sweet and bitter, medium carbonation. Long light dry hoppy finish.
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nowa etykieta, firmowy kapsel. Barwa pomarańczowo złota. Piwo mętne. Piana umiarkowanie obfita, drobna, trwały kożuch oblepia szkło. W aromacie silne nuty multiwitaminy, cytrusów, lekki słód. W smaku ponownie multiwitamina, sok z cytrusów, igły choinki. Balans kwaskowatości i słodyczy. Minimalna słodowość, średnie ciało. Goryczka na górnej granicy średnio intensywnej.
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nasty and tasty IPA, very frutal and floral...fruity with a medium bitterness. Good head on draft. Nice beer store offering this and a huge range of beer in Frigiliana, Málaga, a small white town. High recomnded.
Martinus (2797) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber golden colour, firm write head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruits, mango, lots of pine, light malts. Relatively light bitter flavour, hops and pine. Finish hops, pine, rather bitter. Rather nice!
(Draught -keg I believe-, shared with Benzai @ Euston Tap, London)
Niall73 (1675) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2014. Pours amber with a white head. Very lightly funky, lemon zest aroma with a little caramel. Light toffee, marmalade, rye bread, toast, lemon, woody resin, grapefruit.... Nice.
Benzai (8123) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Euston Tap, shared by Martinus. Murky orangy color, small dense white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste is moderate to heavy malty, hops, fruit peel bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad.
jjsint (734) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF ’14. Golden brown with a bit of natural head. Big hit of pine reisn, grass, apple pie, wheat and papaya in the aroma. The taste is old-fashion American ultra-bitter from start to finish. Any slight sweetness that threatens to creep in is mercilessly crushed. Lip-puckering bitter aftertaste that may please many but is too much for me. Doesn’t really work in cask, and is subtle as a brick. Still enjoyable enough though.
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg in the Euston Tap. So I had this basically side-by-side with the Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin, which is really very sweet, and then when rating this I wrote down ’dry’. And all the other reviews say it is (too) sweet! Amazing how your palate can get led astray by circumstances. Anyway, quite crisp malts, relatively dry (isn’t IPA supposed to be a bit bittersweet?) and really quite hoppy, mostly pine with some citrus juicy fruits. Long bitter finish. A touch of booze comes through. Overall not bad.