DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Always excited to get a taste of the Italian craft beer action. In its tulip, this is a cloudy, lighter bodied pale ale, with a thin layer of foam and some lace at the edges. Smell does not have the hoppy slap in the face of an APA. Rather, there’s a note of fresh cherries, then some citrus hop. I should rate it higher for being understated, perhaps, but this is what it is. Instead, i say the taste is very unusual and delicious. I’m thinking, wrongly no doubt, of the newer hop varieties with kiwi or more tropical fruit notes. Malt is crystal with some aromatics, likely into a Belgian mix, or more likely what you get when an Italian brewer stops trying to imitate Heineken. yes, clearly a warm ale ferment, with fruity esters and lovely tasty malts, just a little bit thick. Touch of black pepper at the finish. Cheers, I say again cheers to growing craft beer scenes in new countries. This one’s a keeper, though it may be too delicate to have in a bottle.
rusos (543) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from drinkshop.sk. Hazy orange/golden colour, quickly falling white head. Aroma is very tempting and assertive - fresh hops, tropical and citrus fruits, passionfruit, orange, some pine, malts. Taste is too mostly hops, fresh, citrusy, tropical fruits, lemon, passionfruit, tangerine, orange, sweetish malty backbone. Bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and easily drinkable. Very good.
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque golden, lasting medium white head, lacing. Floral aromas, citrus, hops. Light, bitter, aromatic, rounded, full body. Thick texture, stronger bitter finish. Great IPA with full body and expressed bitterness.
cagou007 (1004) - FRANCE - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Il Birraiuolo, Napoli-- Pours cloudy golden with medium white head. Nose is weed and tropical fruits. Aromas are citrus, tropical fruits. Low carbonation, medium body, smooth mouthful. Medium bitter, sweet and fruity finish. Lacks some bitterness and dryness to be a really good IPA, but great beer anyway!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GenDV138 (5714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, floral. Tastes of citrus, stone fruit, malt, light floral. Medium body with a dry finish.
HPDalen (279) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flowery aroma, also dough. Pours golden with a tall white head. Mostly bitter in taste, though notes of honey. Medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. It’s okay.
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2016 Appearance: hazy pale golden colour with beautiful foam that remains for a while. Aroma is very fruity with a distinct estery quality. Spicy and peppery note - that and the esters give it a bit of a Belgian aroma. Flavour is also very fruity and estery and also a little Belgian. Quite spicy and a little peppery, some lemon flavour. Dry and bitter and complex finish, which lasts a long time and is really great. Hops only brings out its herbal qualities in the finish. Delicious Italian IPA!
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy copper. Fruity, malty, carmely. This beer has the best frothy head of any beer I’ve ever seen. Bought in SZ, enjoyed in XF. An amazing IPa. I cannot believe it’s Italian.
MatusBeer (411) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour with stable huge head off. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral. Taste of pineapple, grapefruits, pine. Center has sweet caramel notes. Moderate carbonation. Hoppy bitter finish.
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy rich yellow with large off-white head, floral aroma, medium carbonation, lightly sweet hoppy taste, smooth and flavorful, medium bitter finish. Quite nice, flavorful.
Melnis (487) - LATVIA - MAY 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pinapple hops, sweet and mild bitter. Soft carbonization. Somewhat forest notes with moss :)