Geiserich (3561) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (0,75 l): Intensive hoopy nose, big notes of resiny hops, aroma hops, citrus. Pale amber color, creamy off white head with good lacing. Light sweet, malty base with a very hoppy taste. Notes of resin, citrus, grapefruits and fir needles. Very well balanced, not too bitter finish. Great.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
“Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.”
― Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
Don’t call this off, this is a fine balance, and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of madness.
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pale ale for cask, a nice fruity flavor with some spice notes. A bit of phenolic yeast character. Overall, a surprisingly un-italian beer from Italy.
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Birch. Reddish amber with a head that’s thin but thick at the same time ... meaning, thin but solid. Big time hoppy aroma wafts off this one ... perhaps one of the fullest I’ve ever experienced. But this drinks with a big malty base, and an almost sour essence. If forced to label this, I’d say "schizophrenic" -- it certainly is a multi-layered surprise. (#4459, 1/29/2012)
harrisoni (14584) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this cheap at The Grove Huddersfield. Clear rich mid brown colour. Thin lasting beige head. Sweetish hoppy aroma. Some toffee. Not exactly fresh but some of the hops hold up to give some tropical fruit. Some toffee in middle some more arch tropical fruit on finish. Fine if a little tired. Touch of cheese on the finish.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a thick white head and some lace. Aroma is of hops, citrus and a little alcohol. Very smooth with lots of hops, awesome after-taste, perfect IPA in that it’s focused on the hops.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cornelius, thanks Sev! Pours a dark golden colour with a white head that dies away fairly quickly. Lovely juicy Nelson Sauvin nose. Lots of grapefruit, passion fruit and melon with some caramel malt. Juicy flavours of passion fruit and pineapple with a caramel finish. Chewy mouth-feel and moderate carbonation. A fruity caramel linger. Very nice although I would prefer a pint of this to splitting a 330ml bottle.
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-08-21, bottle, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Hazy copper-amber color; generous creamy head. Very nice hoppy aroma, quite citrusy. Creamy toffee flavor (is it already too old???), with a strong bitterness, fruity, bitter oranges, a bit resiny, lightly buttery. Pleasant brew, but tiring.
2010-06-05, RBESG 2010, draught at Open Baladin, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy amber color. Nice malt aroma, with a delicate hopping that reminds me more about Simcoe. Dryish caramel flavor, with good fruity and resiny hopping, some passion fruit and bitter oranges too. Correct bitterness. Good beer, solid.
deyholla (7526) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at Rattle N Hum. Poured a clear amber orange with a off-white head that dissipated to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma was full of citrus with a it of flora and a sweet grain backing. Flavor began with sweet grain but became hoppy with light pine and a bit of grapefruit as well as some sweeter citrus. A bit muddled.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Preferisco la Reale normale, ma questa versione è sicuramente più complessa e colpisce di più specialmente al naso (davvero insolito l’aroma!). Però mi sembra un po’ meno equilibrata della Reale.