CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice IPA with great taste and well-balanced bitterness. The simcoe is well utilized but the nose is still a bit vague and uninspiring given what comes after. Great IPA nonetheless.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is a bit cheesy, pine, taste is sweet, fruity, fizzy.
davidtjm (577) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky amber pour with a small head, aroma it is pine, resin and mandarin.Taste is resinous with strong bitterness and alcohol notes, light-bodied and light carbonation. Very nice
Grima (2124) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours copper colored with high, creamy off-white head. Smell has citrussy hops and caramel malts. Starts very fruity, citrussy, with lots of sweet tropical fruits. Middle part has sweet fruits paired with delicious caramel notes. Goes into a fruity sweet finish with lots of mango, maracuja, citrus and some caramel. One of the best IPAs that I had the last time!!
simont1 (299) - 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 (4254) - 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 (2613) - 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 (9990) - 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 (6311) - 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 (7455) - 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.