Abijen (1543) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity, hops. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.
Beerhunter111 (8653) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Bierkoning, many thanks! Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit einer großen weißen Schaumkrone, hohe Karbonisation. Geruch bitter hopfig, fruchtig, grasig. Geschmack leicht grasig fruchtig, mild hopfig, hefig, malzig.
erickok (3886) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy foamy, golden dark body. Very fresh hops, both pine and mango. Taste is not too thin for the abv, and well bitter. Unfortunately I had loads of yeast so that poured partly in my glass, making it a but harsh in the end and rough. Carbonation is spot on, quite heavy to give more mouth feel. Great brew, impressive session ipa. (33cl bottle from trade with Edo, thanks!)
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy dark golden color with huge white frothy head. Grapefruit, pines, amybe apples, coriander in aroma. Taste, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, some spices.
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GBBF 2014. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (21106) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (backlog). Hazy goldeny amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, citrus, some sweet malts and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is spices, herbs, toffee, some yeast and mild fruity and floral notes as well. Mellow, but refreshing.
Idiosynkrasie (4240) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Herbal, piney and fruity aroma, some grapefruit, tangerine, caramel malty background. Taste is initially moderately sweet caramel malty and fruity hoppy, notes of red berries, grapes, grapefruit, some pine, later more and more bitter hoppy and with a tendency towards watery, additionally a chalky touch in the finish; too liveley carbonation. Typical Dutch IPA features (lively carbonation, chalky water) decrease the pleasure of enjoying an obviously well composed beer.
Alengrin (2592) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low alcohol IPA, actually my first ’session IPA’, with a very thick, yellowish white, very moussy head captured after gushing, leaving lots of lacing on the edges of the glass; colour is a pinkish orange blonde, completely clouded from the start. Aroma mostly reveals fresh, green hops and dry-hopping, impressions of grapefruit, orange peel, tonic water, hemp, black pepper, dried apricot, some banana, some caramel, rosewater, vanilla, freshly grated ginger, white bread. Taste starts with a vivid, sparkling fruitiness, a basket of oranges, peaches, gooseberries and red apples as it were, with lots of citrussy ’fraîcheur’, inevitably thinnish mouthfeel, light caramelly maltiness, very yeasty; from the middle onwards, a dry, resinous, ’green’ hop bitterness kicks in, very citrussy (Amarillo) and aromatic (Sladek, i.e. Saaz-like), building a surprisingly thirst-quenching, long, complex, dry bitter finish. If the American craft breweries invented this: kudos. What a great idea to capture the essence of an assertive IPA in a low alcoholic beer! I do suspect, however, that this particular example was not intended to be completely cloudy and gushing, so something must have gone wrong, but I really enjoyed this nevertheless.
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hotel Borefts 14. Thanks to 77ships. Pours muddy grey amber with a off white head. Grass and fruit. Little yeast. Dry and bitter. Decent.
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled bottle @ Borefts Hotel room. Day #2. Procured @ Speciaal Bier Winkel in Bodegraven. Hazy dark orange, little head. Huge grapefruit, zest, bitter hop nose. Quite bitter taste, fizzy, bitter herbs, bitter orange peel, lots of hops, grass. Drinks quite well, nice.
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Degust. The aroma has citric hops, some grass, some grainy tones. Bit hazy, copper coloured beer with a white, lasting head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has citrus, grass, grains. Slightly watery body. Very easy drinking. Decent.