gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013 as voodoo doll. Golden orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, yeast, malt, pine, citrus, caramel. Flavour is hop, yeast, malt, pine, peaches, orange, citrus, caramel. . Nice beer.
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Zly Casy, Prague. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apples, mango, citrus, peach, orNges, pine needles, lemongrass. Hoppy fruity flavor, really bitter, pine needles, hay, grapes, peach, pine apples, floral notes. Great IPA, hugely refreshing.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr blumiger Hopfenantrunk, Limettennuancen. Ansonsten wenig fruchtig, dafür getreidig, mittelstarke Bitterkeit. Diese steigt im Mittelteil, die Hopfiekgiet bleibt konstant auf hohem Level. Orange, stark bitterer Abgang. 10/11/12/12/11/12
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden color. Citric grassy hops and red fruit in the aroma. Firm grassy citric hopbitter flavor. Oily hoppy mouthfeel. Citrus, grapefruit. Hints of red fruit. Very Nice.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Bier-Bienne - pretty clear dark blond beer under a solid white foam; flowery and piney hoppiness, notes of caramel; tasty and with a good malt backbone, fairly bitter and with long earthy and piney hoppy notes
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Fairly simple sweet exotic fruity hop aroma, some sticky crystal malt mashiness. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Slightly floury malts, a little sweeter than I’d like, but that does help keep the alcohol in check. Spicy mandarin and orange peel spiciness. Some stale pepperiness in the finish. Arrives quickly , and leaves quite quickly too. Not an unpleasant encounter, but they really need to leave the floury mashiness behind, probably crystal malts.
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep golden, almost not hazy; exotic fruits (mango and so on…) with piney and herbal traces; solid bitter-sweet flavour, quite full bodied; dryishh medical or cough-syrupy finish with a good dash of balancing caramel; but a lingering dry hoppy aftertaste. Classy stuff…
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, golden colour with a mid-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Fruity and slightly floral hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit and tangerine. Moderately bitter and delicately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Dry-ed malt-character with a tinge of cough syrup and loads of hops, including fruity and exotic accents, also a lighter resiny touch; dry fruity and resiny hoppy finish with a mildly malty backbone in the aftertaste. Very more-ish brew. 19.I.14
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with a persistent foam. Aromas are tropical fruit with spices and oranges and lemons. Herbal with woody, green pine and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet tropical fruit with bitter lemon and orange rind. Herbal pine with pithy, bitter grapefruit. A hoppy Christmas. Good.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up from BD SB, split with JF on the train to nowhere mini tasting, 30/12/13.
From the bottle so guessing golden amber with a decent off white head - says Phillip S Styne.
Nose is a tropical fruit medley, peach, mango, orange sherbet, pine resin, hop notes, toasted malts.
Taste carries a big mango punch, passion fruit, fleshy peach, mandarin, caramel malt, red grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop lead bitterness in the closure.
Nice work from BD - decent hopped up tropical juice!