DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a soft aroma of hops, okay yellowish body. It drinks okay as an IPA but is soft and not nearly as complex as it could be.
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25/VII/15 - 75cl swing top bottle from a trade @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: 10/VIII/15 (2015-982) Thanks to motelpogo for the trade!
Clear orange beer, huge yellow creamy head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit rubbery, band-aid, malty, sweet, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malty start, quite some caramel, hay, pretty bitter, some melons. Aftertaste: bit cheesy, floral notes, fruity, grassy, pretty bitter, some banana. A bit a class of flavours and no more tropical notes. Age?
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Malty and light hoppy aroma, caramel, bready, grassy, herbal. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Alengrin (3402) - BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Czech IPA (a new craft beer culture is apparently growing on top of the traditional Czech lagers there), thanks to tderoeck. Lacing, snow white, stable head and hazy, deep orange golden colour. Aroma a bit disturbed by H2S (sewer water) at first, but this fades away after a while; otherwise toast, flowers, white pepper, orange, hazelnuts. Restrained fruity onset, orange peel accent, very nutty, caramelly maltiness, lightly toasted, with an earthy, peppery, floral hop bitterness ending the palate, not citrussy as in an American style IPA, but more in a gentle ’Euro hops’ way, bittering but not harshly so. Clearly an English style IPA, and not a bad one at that.
sebletitje (7887) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Tdereock.
Orangée trouble, col épais crémeux.
Arôme au bouquet malt UK, houblonné noble restant aussi dans une impression anglaise noble, finement fruité niveau agrumes.
Palais est légčrement fruité, agrumes, assez sec avec un fini centré sur les malts. Pamplemousse, feuillu au fini, malt biscuité léger et carapils.
77ships (5534) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to tderoeck! 750 ml. swing-top bottle sampled. 10.08.2015 – no idea how old this makes it but he did pick it up pretty recently in the Czech Republic. Hazy darker amber orange, creamy white head. Smells of sweet bread, light vegetable bitterness, some floral bitter hops, rather malt forward,… Taste is brown sugar, dark bread malts, some floral & some herbal, faint vegetable hop, bitterness notes, light cheese, biscuit, bitter dried peel, more bread, light resin,… Rather malt forward but pretty okay overall even if it isn’t really what an IPA is these days. A tad too vegetable bitter ‘though.
UjoKlobasa (41) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at na 7. schode. Citrus, fruity, strawberry aroma. Cloudy hazel amber color, white head. Medium bitter taste and finish. Good one.
ThreeCats (685) - ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy copper with a slightly off white head. Aroma of caramel candy. Taste matches smell, with strong caramel notes and not that much hop character. Interesting beer.
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 75cl flip-top bottle bought from the brewery two days ago. Pours hazy red-amber with some spongy beige foam. Smells of caramel sugar and raspberry jam. Roughly bitter and sticky sweet. Lingering bitter resin. Tastes something like the late 1990s. Tastes fine but not hugely drinkable.
wiedrzensky (342) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Pours is cloudy amber with medium foamy white head. Mild, sweet grassy aroma with hints of red fruit. Taste is medium bitter, fruity, sweet, red fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste was ok, but i don’y really like it’s aroma.