Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, light vanilla. Malty flavour, sweet caramel, light bitter, somewhat mineral. Light bitter finish, caramel, wood.
(from 65cL metal bottle shared @ home)
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Base Camp Brewing Co, Portland, OR.
Hazy reddish mid-brown colour with a small off-white head.
Mild fruity hoppy aroma with sweetness and malt. Dry fruity hops with orange, blood orange, pomelo, mild grapefruit, dryness and malt. Tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Obfuscate (294) - Minneapolis, - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool bottle. Much more amber in color than I expected, thick off white head that sticks around. Drinks like a hoppy APA. Some floral and caramel on the nose not too much fruity hops like some IPL. Clean up front with some grapefruit bitterness on the back end.
Akfan (19) - USA - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPL never disappoints. Nice aroma, amber color, piney yet very smooth. Only slight wood characteristic. A well rounded enjoyable beer.
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Ferris (8104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light hop flowery notes with some caramel. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Caramel,perfume and some hop bitterness.
mile (3456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alumium bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some caramel and light fruitiness, piney - light citrus hoppyness, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, piney - some citrus hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and dryish, lots of piney hoppyness, light alcohol. OK well hopped and dryish imperial pils - not overly too much alcohol in the finish. IP that is more enjoyable than some of beers sold as IPAs.
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle-like can (I think?) @ weekly tasting shared with Joes. Clear amber color, full sized white head that lasts for a decent while and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly hops, a hint of sweetness. Taste malts, lightly hops, again a little sweetish, there is a light touch of orangepeel-bitter, a hint of oak-wood-bitter towards the finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Beerlover_Ben (19) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber (DIPA style) with a ligt amber--ish head. Piny in the aroma; exotic fruits on the palate; rasins, abricots, bit of pine apple; finishing in a strong bitter. Medium to full bodied taste. Very nice!
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours amber, with quilt of yellows with murky clarity. Waaay darker than I would expect. Smells of resin, grass, tea. Flavor is bitter, more tea, amber malt character, resin, tannin, meh. Medium on full bodied for the style with moderate carb (probably feels rather low due to the body), semi dry finish. Maybe this is old, but my suspicion is that this just isn’t that great of a beer. Maybe the oak kills it for me - I don’t dig it.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/24/15] Draught at Base Camp Brewing in Portland. Clear orange-amber. Aroma of malt and caramel, a bit of marmalade, and mild hoppiness. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, a bit of marmalade, some piney hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.