SimonTja (263) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good. Pours deep copper red. Most german IPAs tend to really really exaggerate on the crystal malt and do 60-30 boil schemes which end up in a not so good beer. This one could be taken as an American IPA. Straight up hoppiness, mango, pineapple, and some pine. Taste is very balanced, some caramel malt is definitely there, and münich. Quite fruity, not very bitter, and dry - which most germans tend to miss on.
allmyvinyl (3353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from great grog. Pours hazy orange, massive off-white head due in no small part to very high carbonation. Aromas of plastic, resin, pine. Taste is astringent, more plastic bitterness. Burnt plastic almost. Not pleasant.
kerenmk (2377) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvsn. Clear dark amber with white head. A little fruity, orange peel aroma, a little soapy and mildly bitter taste. Medium body, soapy bitter aftertaste.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at CASC, Abderdeen, 20/06/14.
Hazed golden amber with a big old off white/light beige covering.
Nose is bitter orange marmalade, plastic, soapy tones, straw, mineral wash, light spice.
Taste comprises bitter citrics, light soap - less prominent than the nose, tarte citric, raw earthy notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness.
Whilst drinkable this is a pretty poor showing for the style.
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBF 2014. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, citrus, malt, caramel and hops.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CASC. It pours deep Amber with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, orange, mango, passion fruit and candy. The taste is crisp, bitter, orange, tangerine, sherbet, candy, passion fruit and bread with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice.
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Nose is peaches, rose water, pine, caramel and hints of grass and melon. Taste is melon, grass, rose water and hints of straw. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Fair enough, at least for a German microbrewery (which haven’t really impressed me that much).
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Hannoversches Bierfest, draught, on June 6, 2014.
Listed to be 83 IBU, still 7.1% ABV though.
Hazy brown color, yellow head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus scent. Citrus, hoppy, bitter taste. fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
zvikar (3417) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvsn. Pours yellow to orange with a medium head, aroma of hops, lemon and tangerine, flavor is bitter with lemon and tangerine, medium bodied. Nice
sic1314 (3287) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At FdB 2014. Poured hazy orange amber with an off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel malt. Flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter.