jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Brewdog Shoreditch. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is piss-soaked hay, some armpit, rotting tropical fruit funk. Light lemon zest and general citrus. The taste is strong lemon peel citrus, more funky armpit. Heavy tropical fruit juice. Quite syrupy, sweet. Loads of pine needle. Strong bitterness on the finish. Slick body, very sticky stuff. Overall, decent. Not a standout.
Cuso (4223) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottle park, Bratislava. Deep amber color with medium off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. Strong hoppy bitter taste with grapefruit, lime, lemon zest, resin. Solid malty backbone. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
DanielBrown (3702) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewdog Brum. Burnt, odd flavour. Evidently Amarillo is not one of those hops which are light, fresh or tropical. This is more like Chinese pork, or griddled orange segments. The aroma is faint, but slightly reminiscent of childhood September evenings: the sunlight fading, the grass moistening and the naivete hardening. Perfectly well executed, but the pickled fircone detracts from the qualities I associate with my fave OAPs.
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Vertical with the rest of the IPA is Dead 2014 series (Amarillo, Comet, EXP366, Kohatu) - Pours clear copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of stingy grassy notes, caramely malts, some floral hoppiness, citrus and zest. Taste is fresh hoppy, a bit stuffy and crisp malty with some floral notes, grass, zesty and juicy fruitness. Finish is smooth, malty and sweetish with some floral and zesty hoppiness. Okay, but doesn’t showcase the Amarillo hop as amazingly as some of the other single hop Amarillo beers do.
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey deep golden to amber colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, orange, orange zest, some grapefruit, a touch of pine. Taste is citrusy and moderately bitter hoppy, notes of lemon, orange, orange zest, a touch of pine, a floral touch, caramel malty basis. Excellent exposition of the Amarillo qualities. Definitely the best of this year’s series and probably one of the best single hop IPAs you can get.
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Keg @ BrewDog & 330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. . Yellow amber colour, not much head. Spicy pine hop aroma. Dry orange flavour, Bitter orange biscuit aftertaste. Solid IPA. Bottle better than keg.
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Med amber color. Blood oranges and sac blanc nose, very head. The mouth is med with tons of weed. Wow, this has to be the most heady, slightly astringent mouth, but fantastic.
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, @home. Batch 065. BB 11/03/15. Deep golden, thick whitehead. Citrusy, lemon hoppy aroma, some catpee. Flavor has citrus, gooseberry notes. Mediumbodied. Feels quite weak somehow. Not as good as I expected this to be.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Showcases the hop fairly well - loads of peach and stone fruit focus with a nice zestiness to it. Solid drop
mike_77 (2966) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is floral with some sweeter fruity tones. Flavour has peach syrup and caramel. Well balanced but misses a bit of bite.