anstei (37) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at bQm. A typical Swiss IPA with too much malt but almost no hops. There is bitterness, but you wonder where it comes from. The only positive side is the nice colour, but it frankly is not what I’d expect from an IPA.
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty, very bready-malty. A bit of aroma hops coming through, but really not too much. Taste is both bready and bitter, a hint of fruits. After a few sips, most of the hops are gone. Moderately bitter, but nothing more. Not the most balanced or intense IPA, really nothing special.
Koelschtrinker (11056) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Getreidig hopfiger Antrunk, leicht bitter. Einen Ticken würziger im Mittelteil, dabei aber kaum hopfiger. Erst im Nachgeschmack ist ein Anstieg erkennbar, süffig, geringfügig blumig. 10/9/10/9/6/9
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at brewery. Deep golden-orange colour with creamy white head. Fresh and clean malty aroma with hints of floral hops. Well balanced malt body with traces fruty notes, accentuated bitterness and adecuate carbonation. Has all necessary attributes of an IPA and will certainly find friends in a region where this style is still not yet very popular.
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan and off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish, light caramelish. Bitter, fruity and crisp hoppy. Ends dry and bitter, lingering fruity. Toasted malty and fruity. Ends dry and bitter.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Thomas - clear golden-amber beer with a little foam left; moderate presence of piney and flowery hops; hints of red fruits and caramel; medium-bodied, subtle carbonation and with a pretty tart and pronounced bitterness; very dry flowery hoppy finish - I’m not convinced about the choice of the hops; quite rude and unrefined