tderoeck (6215) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29/10/2011 33cl bottle @ hotel room, from Gradi Plato, Rome - BB: 3/2012 (2011-589)
Note: had this beer, about a year ago, at the HoReCa expo in Gent, but didn’t take proper notes back then.
Cloudy chestnut brown beer, creamy light beige head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, sweet malts, bit sugary, some chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium body, soft creamy texture. Taste: very fruity, peaches, bitter hops, bit sugary, sweet, some spices. Aftertaste: fruity hops, little dry, lots of peaches.
simoneruffa (5) - - SEP 29, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible beer. Although the large amount of hops used, it’s balanced and very easy to drink !
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. A hazy pale amber beer, with a large, frothy, fully lasting white head. The aroma is lightly malty (cookies), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, pine needles, resin), with perhaps a note of tea. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness. Above the average in every department, even in the nose, that’s not as powerful as expected. Very juicy, citrusy and drinkable. Definately one of the best European IPAs.
wlajwl (4625) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus, especially orange, yeast and hops with some caramel undertones in the aroma. The flavor is very caramel based mixed with citrus and hops. This ale is sorta of hard to define, its almost as if its a mixture of an IPA and a Belgian-style ale but sort of isn’t at the same time, it was good but not over the top great.
Cipressaia (53) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gran bel bouquet aromatico, in bocca perde un po’ risultando un po’ pastosa. E’ da un po’ che non la becco in forma come un tempo.
thornecb (4828) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Resin and pine aromas. Dry with sweet, dry caramel upfront turning grapefruit in the medium length finish.
deanso (6624) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Bir & Fud, Rome.
Thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Lovely subtle bitterness. Yummy!
Niko100 (2242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, malt/biscuit, & citrus; Flavor of malt, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), caramel, and some fruit; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, a solid effort.
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Now THIS is an IPA. All of the flavors that you are expecting from an IPA are here, but represented in a very complex way. The smells are amazing, and the journey from first sip to aftertaste is amazing.
Wolfbass (981) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Il colore è un bell’ambrato intenso con bel cappello di schiuma aderente e persistente. Aroma decisamente tropicale, avvolgente, lungo che anche dopo le prime sorsate rimane meravigliosamente intatto e invitante. In bocca davvero equilibrata dove affiora leggero un sentore anche di caramello, tra lo splendido fruttato. Si termina con un bel erbaceo, che lascia dopo qualche secondo un bel amarognolo lungo.