Franksv6 (465) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amerber colored beer with a small white head, little carbonation.
Taste is bitter hops, spices, and citrus fruits and pine.
Hop_Hedonist (308) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely from the get-go - bit too much sweet sweet malt but plenty of herbs earthy hops to balance - I would like to taste more bitterness at the end but it’s not a deal breaker - tastes like a high octane West Coast US IPA - great accompaniment to the large amount of chilli on my pizza. A beer with character... Just needs a Santa hat.
Kurtos (115) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a pale copper with a nice cloudiness.
Aroma. Strait away i get a whiff of tropical flavours, followed by pine and citrus.
Taste. The taste is very complex and is quite similar to the marketing description, this is a beer dominated by piney flavours complimented well with tropical, stone and citrus fruits, i’m very surprised that a single hop ipa could be so complex.
Overall. This beer is faultless, i would love to see it as a permanent addition to brew dogs range.
MarcoDL (2683) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper colored. Hoppy aroma, with pine and citrus. Smooth taste of peach, pine, passion fruit and some herbs. Mild sweetness. Nice beer.
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big creamy head mild carbonation slight misty amber pour aromas tropical fruit citrus pine caramel the flavours resin caramel sweetness pine mango passionfruit grapefruit medium t6o strong bitter stone fruits the finish best tastes lasting all round hop flavours sweetness and good bitter finish nice ale
Kauge (612) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 2.49 - on sale). BB Sept 2015. Amber with minimal haze. Head off-white with moderate retention and some lacing. Aroma is thick of floral sweetness, tropical fruits like mango and peach, citruses as in grapefruit, a bit of musky notes, and some spiciness as it’s warmed. Taste is tropical fruit, malt and marmalade sweetness running amok, with quite a lot of citrusy bitterness, but not nearly enough to cover up all that sweetness. Body medium, carbonation modest, palate slick. A very sweet yet not exactly sugary IPA. It’s just too mawkish for my taste, kind of like overripe mango and peach, especially on the nose. But overall... nice! Why this is a winter seasonal brew I have no idea.
mjik83 (873) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl via Raadhuisplein, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 7,2%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: oranjebruin met redelijk wit schuimkraagje
Aroma en smaak: ruikt heerlijk fruitig en hoppig, smaak is van tropisch fruit als mango, lichte bitter, zoet blijft overeind, vermoed amarillo hop
Conclusie: heerlijke geur en smaak van de fruitige hop, ik hou ervan
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Florya (700) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Golden, medium white head Aroma: fruit, grass, hops, pine Palate: medium body, average carbonation.
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this IPA from Brewdog. The second best one with the Jack Hammer. I’ve been quite disappointed with this brewery lately, but this one is really good! Nose full of pineapple, taste very balanced with a light bitterness. A great and very well balanced IPA which is hard to find!
Swaroga (1664) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect example of a clean and easy to drink yet very hoppy IPA. Nice one. A reference in my opinion. Nice citrus bite, very rich fruity flavor. Slick and enough malt character to give this beer a good balance.