flying_pig (805) - - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog (£5):
Citrus and pine malts and is quickly overtaken by a strong floral hop aroma, some sweet malts and a sort of perfume like smell. There is also some alcohol right at the end.
Deep, honey amber colour with a two cm bubbly head that gradually reduces in size. The beer is clear too.
Hops & a combination of pine and floral ones with some soft caramel malts and various fruits. Definitely a fruity one with some orange and citrus along with some apricot and various berries plus some toffee.
Lively carbonation and a medium body with a strong alcohol lacing at first before settling down some. There is a crisp, dry finish that hints at bitterness too.
Pretty nice beer and one that went down well without being an outstanding beer. Initially the floral notes and the alcohol seemed too strong but both of these quickly died down as the beer settled and I got further down the glass.
dado93 (117) - ITALY - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful amber color with white head, good hoopy aroma and taste, with agrumate notes, not excessive bitter aftertaste,
"Birrificio Del Borgo" make very good italian beer!
logattogigi (24) - - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un classico di birra del Borgo. Reinterpretazione personale di una IPA. Bel colore ambrato, bella schiuma pannosa e persistente. Profumi erbacei e caramellati. Buon corpo, bassa carbonatazione, ottimo equilibrio malti/luppoli. Buon amaro finale. Buona.
varanid99 (403) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/gold pour with a fluffy off-white head.Malty, toasty, caramel aroma, a little citrus. Sweet, malty taste, a nice amount of bitterness cuts through at the end, citrus and spicy fruit.
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 From a 750ml bottle on 3/3/2014. Pours a very dark golden/light amber with a medium head. Has a light spicy, fruity, yeasty aroma. In the mouth, it’s much more intense - you lot’s of caramel and bready malt, sweet citrus and stone fruit (orange, apricot), and a lovely tangy, spicy, hoppy bitterness. Has a thick, almost creamy palate with medium to lively carbonation. It is a bit hard to pigeon hole style wise, but a hoppy APA wouldn’t be far off the mark. Another damn fine beer from this brewer.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l. Blå etikett. BrewDog Bar Manchester 25 Jan 13. Gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Høyt betongskum. Forsiktig krydderaroma. Smak av plommer & fersken. Litt syrlig. Avslutter tørt. Mye bunnfall.
DrStrangelove (73) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark reddish amber with a small, frothy, mostly lasting white to off-white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, grass, yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, yeasty, malty, caramel, light herbal with fruity hints. Long lasting salty bitter finish. Nice balance.
IPAgutten79 (323) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flott mørk gylden farge, medium høyde på skummet. Fin aroma av karamell, humle og vagt av frukt (grapefrukt?). Smaken er meget god. Her er karamell, frukt og humle. Jeg får først karamell, før det kommer en fin bitterhet snikende. Fin, men ganske mild bitterhet i ettersmaken. Medium konsistens på denne.
ciaranc (673) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Against The Grain. Clear pale amber tinted gold, decent foamy white head, lasting. Nose has a lovely floral note, perfume, pineapple and tropical fruits. Gorgeous. Aroma flows into the flavour, fruity, edible flower flavours, toasted malts. Big robust body, soft carbonation. Finish is long, malty and fruity. Really good.
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Copper with big fluffy white head. Nice bright pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, some sweet caramel, and earthy peppery notes. Taste gives great sweet fruits: pineapple and orange. Crunchy caramel and biscuit malt in there. Residual pepper, herbs, sweet bready malts and grapefruit. On the sweeter side of APAs, but really good. Impressive use of EKG, lovely stuff.
Countbeer (3878) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a shaker glass:
Medium sized creamy off white foamy head on top of a hazy orange amber colored beer.
Lovely aroma of hops, hop fruits, some grapefruit, cotrus, pine, resin, some malts, chalk, yeast, crispy floral tones and some herbs.
Flavours of hops, hop bitters, hop fruits, grapefruit, pine, some resin, some citrus, some apricot, spices, floral tones, malts, wood, some chalk, bitters, some yeast, some herbs, hint of sugars (quickly dealt with-bye), some grass and leaves.
Aftertaste is a mix of hops, hop fruits, malts, yeast, bitters and floral tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
Balanced, bitter, hoppy, lovely!