ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Clear deep golden/copper-hued body, large foamy white head. Aroma is peaches, apricot, caramel malts, hints of honey melon and freshly cut grass. Mild, but very nice. Taste is peaches, apricot, fresh grass. Bitter dry hops in the finish with a medicinal astringency in the finish. A bit too bitter on the aftertaste, otherwise nice. Medium body and carbonation. Starting out very nice, ending up as decent, but not super.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
360ml bottle. There is lots of thick fluffy foam in the initial pour and the beer is a robust looking amber copper colour. A little light on aroma for an IPA however the flavour makes up for it with a nice smooth hop flavour and moderate level of bitterness.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy amber with a big tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grain and light hops. Flavour is initially sweet malt dominated, going into a hoppy medium bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
360ml courtesy of Kermis.
Decent creamy white head. Subtle citrus aroma. Hazy amber pour. Pretty nice but after the Heady Top beer it’s hard to taste the bitterness.
TheJestersBeer (1930) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a medium amber, with a white head.
Malty, grainy, quite hoppy aroma, caramel, spruce, yeast.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, grainy taste, faintly roasted, caramel, earth, chocolate, canned peas. Odd.
ej (615) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky deep golden
Peaches/apricots and malty caramel
Caramels upfront giving way to light fruits with a slightly bitter finish
light to medium , softly carbonated
A different ipa
wyzzywyz22 (1881) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Brewdog.com shop. Dark orange pour with a biiig sullied white chef’s hat of a head. Aroma was spice, yeast, caramel malts, oak and tropical fruits. Slickish mouthfeel. Peppery fruit, more yeast and earthy hop in the flavour. Lingering bitter finish. Pretty decent stuff.
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark hazy amber with a high head. Aroma American hops, pine. Slight yeast and malty taste. Slightly dusty feel, medium low palate. Not Bad.
minihame2 (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma has pine and hops. Mouthfeel is soft with mild carbonation. Taste is hoppy with some fruit. A decent ipa.
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Very strong and pleasant hop, thick pine notes, and yeast in the nose. Cloudy orange-amber with a full one-inch rocky head. Very much hop dominant but with a strong malt backbone. Great smooth hoppy aftertaste. Medium-full body, thick and satisfying. Tastes like it’s stronger than 6%. Good stuff.