swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Copper orange pour. Toffee, candies orange peel, pine in aroma. Sweet flavor, bitterness lays under. Decent tastes past prime.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Aroma of pine resin. Falvors of mandarin orange peel and caramel. Bitter finish.
Westchesterco (1547) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at rustico on Alexandria it is a clear amber with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and pineapple the taste is bitter and the pineapple resonates at the end
CacheManyHose (447) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Craftissimo. Cloudy (so muddy it's opaque) orange-brown with yeasty sudsy off-white head and legs. Smells of heavy wet malt, some fruitcake/sweet spiced bread, butterscotch, pear and other overripe fruits, quite a concentrated aroma. Tastes of malt but accompanied by a lot of bitterness, a little sour and musty. Has the heavy malt and hop flavour of some New Zealand IPAs but less fresh-tasting and more musty and sweet, esp. in the nose. Body is thin to medium, a little fizzy and frothy, spicy bitter finish. Solid relatively malty IPA that's less creamy/crisp in palate than other Birra del Borgo beers I've tried.
HKdIPA (515) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Hazy/opaque dark amber pour. Hoppy - pine and fruit - biscuity aroma. Taste is similar - big bitter hops with healthy malt background. Very bitter finish. Much more traditional flavor profile than other Borgo beers - really good IPA. Big flavor, very bitter, but balanced. Yum.
tfredvik (1505) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy medium amber body with an off-white head that laces the glass very well. Strong aroma of slightly overripe tropical fruits, especially peach and mango, backed up by caramel. So far this looks and smells very much like a double IPA. The flavour and taste however does not have the necessary punch to justify the DIPA classification. I’d say the bitterness is quite moderate, i.e. not as bitter as a powerful DIPA should be, and frankly I doubt that the IBU printed on the label is correct: this does not feel like 120 IBU at all. The sweetness is moderate to light, in other words not sweet enough to be able to mask 120 IBUs that efficiently. It’s a bit watery and the finish is rather short. Still, a very nice IPA that pretends to be a DIPA. And that name? Please? That must be stupid even in Italian.
[Sample from 75 cl bottle, Mystery Beer #3 @ Kaaz’ Ølsmaking på takterrassen]
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Jan 2014). Hazy amber, moderate off-white head, strong citrus/pine hops, some floral aromas, burnt caramel malt, spicy bitterness, medium body, long bitter finish. Nice.
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Bir&Fud Bottega, Rome.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, caramel, malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, grass, citrus, floral, some perfume.
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brownish copper pour, with an off white head. Caramel, bread, citrusy hops, light fruitiness, and mild bitterness. Decent.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gar Eden. Very fruity, slightly funky barrel taste, gum tape. Light bitterness followed by funky sweetness. Peach, and something citrus. Bit of gin! Weird yeastiness.