KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 250ml bottle. cloudy orange pour, lace. Dry, grassy, nose, minerals, something close to an infection but here I think it is intended, dry peach and orange. Sweet stone fruits big up front, peach, orange, melon. then it dries out a bit, more citrus, more hops. Still very estery and like opening a can of peaches. Body is full and silky. This is a Belgian yeast beer if I ever had one. The style is completely wrong. A fun beer, not perfect, but likeable and very unique.
Bottled. 6/3/7/3/14= 3.3 Funky, estery nose, nice citrus hops. flavor is estery, rich malt, orange, booze. The yeast character is a bit strange and overbearing.
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild fruity and nice hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine fresh bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fresh hoppy and a fine fruitiness. Solid malty background.
Overall impression: Fresh nice ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ Open Baladin in Roma, Italy.
Hooks82 (96) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alla spina. Ipa ambrata. Schiuma abbondante e cremosa.Buon sapore di malto e buon aroma di luppoli. Finale amaro ma non eccessivo. Ottima!
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altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Balladin Rome. Golden body with puffy soapy head. Nose is hops, butter, cheese, spices. Very inviting. Taste is really nice mix of hops, pine, butter, spices and warms in the dry finish. Well done.
Jimmythespoon (470) - - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft in teku glass. Appearance is unbelievable! Foam is so soft and creamy and settles just like a Guinness. Taste is quite malty but one your plate gets used toot it.s fine. Very good beer but I would say not bitter enough to be classed as an ipa.
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color. Malt caramel aroma, yeast and a little earthy and grassy. Light sweet with medium bodied.
fiammanghilla (731) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spina @ beerfood
Ambrata chiara con schiuma persistente.
Strana APA, fruttata ma anche speziata...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iFox
Erasmus_ro (1669) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
25cl bottle. No label, just embossings. Pours an orange amber with a large white head. Aroma is sweet with fruitiness, dried fruit, spiciness, light yeast and light sour. Slight mango, light ethanol. At this point my suspicions are raised. Taste is semisweet with caramel, fermented fruit, spiciness. Generally tastes more like an amber Belgian ale, not an IPA. Palate is full and soft, smooth. Easy to drink, but definitely not an IPA. At least not this bottle.
DanielBrown (4034) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought from Stirchley Wines ages ago. Pours chock full of bits. Smell is strongly bready, sweet and orangely. Nope, this is caramel, rainwater, sweet German Bock-style flavour and woman. I like woman, but not in glass in liquid form. You know what I mean. Yep. I mean err no.
Theydon_Bois (11550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 10/02/13.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a decent white head.
Nose is pale malts, grass, citrus, orange pith, sugars.
Taste comprises orange, lemon, citrus, sugars, grass, sweet caramel, toffee.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, light bitter tones in a sweetish finish.
Ok - drinkable stuff but was expecting a little more complexity and depth to the flavours for a 7.5% beer!