EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GBBF 2011. Bottle. An IPA zinging with grapefruit and citrous fruit. Nose is zest grapefruit. Taste is caramel malt and grapefruit. Itís big, itís bold but the grapefruit is fresh and light and not too resiny or heavy bodied. As good as any Californian IPA.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Galbraithís. Hazy, brownish-gold pour with a persistent, short white head leaving scattered lace. Pine and peachy hop nose. Medium body and carbonation, with an initially slick mouth feel and a lightening of the body late.. Grapefruit, resin, biscuit, chocolate, tea, alcohol and roasted soy beans. Dry, bitter, short finish with some cheese.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A clear pale to medium amber beer, with a large, frothy, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted garin), moderately to heavily hoppy (apricot, grapefruit. lemon. pine), with a note of oranges. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, dry and long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness, lightly to modeartely alcoholic. One of the most clean IPA example iíve ever tasted. Bright hop aroma, not sticky/sugary, actually not so Imperial, but who cares? Clean bitterness for the style, and it tastes rather fresh, considering where it comes from. Iím glad this is now available in Italy.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle someone brought to Acbf 2011. Hoppy as hell. Clear pale gold colour. Peach flavour is good then really lovely bitter pepper hop finish. Lovely hot pepper.
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small off-white head with lots of big bubbles. Slightly cloudy golden-amber. Aroma has some lemon and toffee not particularly fragrant. Light malt taste with some yeasty funk, lemon pith. Round short dry finish. Watery oily palate with an extra bitter twist at the very end that leaves my mouth tingling. I think I should love this beer, but maybe it has travelled too far... Iím still please it did.
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium offwhite head. Amber body with lots of little particles. Deep
resiny tropical fruit aroma with minty earthy wooden notes. Dry-sweet
resiny strawy tropical fruit taste with spicy minty notes. Fullish
body. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry sugary lacquer and teak
aftertaste with mango, strawberry, and grain notes. Spicy wooden
straw notes linger for a long time. Amazing. Incredibly drinkable
and almost too much flavour, yet amazingly well contained. (0.355l
bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
humlelala (1042) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(36 cl bottle from Toft Vin) Pours a clear copper with little, white head that laces the glass and small traces of yeast at the bottom. Floral, hoppy aroma - a bit subdued in character. Front-loaded with quite a hoppy bite of complex bitterness in the beginning. Extremely dry, drawn out finish. Oily texture and full bodied on the palate although with less hop complexity than other brews of the same kind (BB date: Oct 2012). Softly carbonated. A worthwhile imperial IPA if you happen to be in Japan I imagine.
skortila (4631) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma has citrus. Hazy, orange, Offwhite head. Taste is bitter, very citric, hint of caramel. Medium bodied. Nice.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella heima. Cloudy nice orange colour with a huge white head, fairly well lasting, ok lacing. Very hoppy aroma indeed, ripe fruit and pine along with citrus and some resin. Good filling mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of hoppiness, very fruity with pine and citrus, flowery, sweet like, dry and pleasantly bitter. Dry well lasting fruity pine flowery hoppy finish. Sugeee oyshii!
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Flowers and coconut notes. Heavy bitter not very balanced flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Messy beer.