Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33cl. Interesting shape of the bottle. Surprisingly dark amber appearance with practically no head at all. Mango, white wine and caramel throughout. Strong bitterness. Raisins are quite present on the swallow. Very low carbonation. No lacework. Dry finish which is reminiscent of caramel and resiny hops. Not a fan of the malt back.
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at "GolosItalia 2013" - Brescia.
Reddish dark color, little depp, medium bubbly presence, discreet head of medium resistance. Grapefruit, hoppy and flowery aroma; notes of citrus and little resin. Warm and smooth taste, pleasant hoppy and aged grapes notes, not much prickly with an arid and decided final. Good bitterness mouth of long resistance.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks Bov!). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, bready and mildly toffeeish with some herbal notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some toffee and quite strong fruity and floral notes. As it gets warmer it gets a bit dull. (Score given from when it was cold).
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish color with an off white head. Smells a bit like hops with some malts. Bit watery. Some hops but not nearly enough.
crossovert (8911) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour. Grapefruit aroma, grapes int he flavor, medium biterness. This is the first beer that I have had that is just full-on sauvin flavor. if you like these hosp go for it. Im no the biggest fan but a decent brew.
XaenDovet (1204) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubbie bottle that took a surprising amount of time to pour. Seemingly typical ipa aroma of pine and caramel. Pine isn't potent, and a bit more grassy funk. However as the beer warms, the aroma weakens rather substantially, leaving more grassy funk and very much less pine or citrus. Appearance is cloudy amber. Where I dumped the last of the bottle head foam in, it left a funnel cloud of suspended particulates down the core of the glass. The taste is rather disappointing. Very bland, wet grass and mud. Extremely watered down toffee that's rather tough to find after smelling this deceptive creature. I expected an overly carbonated beer but actually didn't turn out too bad in that aspect, but still rather high. Cripes. This beer was such a thieving stobe-light bar star whore that you wake up next to after they shit and piss themselves in the hourly hotel, goat hair filled coin operated mattress bed, where you contracted their STI's. So, all in all, not the worst experience I've had. But for a mix of Nelson Sauvin and Amarillo, I'd expect way more out of this.
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un po’ incostante recentemente, ma generalmente molto buona. L’aroma è deciso e caratteristico, l’amaro intenso ma non stancante.
dfearnley (1165) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL stubbie to flute
Aroma of alcohol, some caramel, toasted malts, plum, and pine. Appearance is a dark cloudy amber with some particulates, a huge frothy head that settled quickly. Taste is long lasting bitterness and malt. Nice medium body but a bit watery.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream head. light malt aroma. Caramel and light earth flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light toffee lingers with light grapefruit.
dwyerpg (4818) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This doesn’t really smell or taste like an IPA to me. Has a very dry pils-like finish. Otherwise the flavor is just a bit boring.