whoisghost (91) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden colour with little to no carbonation, medium white head - rapidly receeding. Beautiful flowery hop aroma, the hops smell ultra fresh - slightly grassy. The hoppy aroma translates directly to taste, almost note for note. Grass and pine dominate. Density is a little light on, and lack of carbonation let’s it down a little.
florent.janssens (195) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière qui ressemble à une IPA, goût de houblon qui reste bien en arrière goût. Le houblon n’est pas trop fort, juste la bonne amertume.
Ulysse (269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather gentle IPA which can be enjoyed in large quantities. Hoppy but not too bitter either. With a hint of Apple.
highlandlad (1433) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comfortably the best of a brace of Brewdog Christmas specials sampled on the day 2014. Absurdly drinkable for the strength, so it’s perhaps a blessing that I had but one in the fridge. Burnt orange colour with a colossal head. Huge, fresh fruit salad aroma. Juicy Fruit chewing gum, passionfruit, mango. Luscious Simcoe happiness. Full bodied. On the tongue, kiwi fruit, passionfruit, mango again. Good malt base. A stonking pale ale. Christmas Day 2014. 330 ml bottle from Leura Cellars.
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Golden coloured with orange marmalade and citrus flavours followed by fruit and pine on the finish. Excellent, but not a Christmas ale.
gegwilson (1781) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a deli in Glasgow. Pours amber with a cream head. Lovely fruity pine aroma. The taste is full of flavour. Lots of resinous pine with caramel in the background. Really bitter finish. Excellent.
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense floral hops, citrus fruits, ripe oranges. Appearance: clear Amber, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: hoppy sweets continue, light sweets, turns slight bitter in the finish, medium carbonation. Overall: very nice, intense APA, fantastic aroma. Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich HB.
bgb1991 (127) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and stone fruit, not much festive aroma but maybe just right for the aussie xmas season? Crystal clear golden pour. Minimal head. No alcoholic burn. Smooth and well balanced. Bit of peppery spice at the end as well.
DwarfeD (1409) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat pale amber/orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet tones. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, peach, herbs and caramel. Quite a nice and warming IPA.
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Nice. Pineapple, citrus, minerals. Xmas? But a nice beer. Finish after bitterness fades is a bit yeasty. Not much else to say.