bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best beer of this series by a country mile. great nose and palate. all kinds of fruit coming thru, very enjoyable. decided my next homebrew will be based around this hop
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a lasting head.
Nose shows tropical fruit and spicy hops with overt citrus, passion fruit and floral notes.
Hardly any of the fruit transfers through as flavours, although the spicy hops remain. A fair whack of malt underneath. Not much of a bitter finish, but pleasant regardless.
Body seems overtly syrupy, carbonation could be higher.
Brenhophead (511) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL bottle. Pours deep golden with a marmalade like aroma. Has a deep bitterness and slight citrus and licorice note? I thought this hop would be much better but its a little disapointing, bad bottle?
thomat (1848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pale amber with a small white head. Fruity with flowery notes. Malt, fruit, hops and sweetness. Medium to full body with a bitter sweet finish.
Cool_Bond (1021) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2012
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is probably the scariest I have been drinking recently. When I opened it and smelled it, I became quite fond of it. But after tasting it so I changed my mind. It did not taste at all what it smelled sadly. Strange taste, I can say it was.
thewolf (10708) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Barley Wine, Cph.
Pours clear orange-amber with a small, staying, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has resin, oranges, plant sap, mild caramel base. Medium carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Pleasant hops flavour in this one. Plant sap, citrus, red apple, oranges. Fine, soft, lingering bitterness. A very pleasant IPA.
_angst_ (2281) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy brownish golden with a frothy and fizzy grayish white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and hoppy with fresh grass, grapefruit peal, minerals, chives, dried apricots, passionfruit, bread, black currants, dried flowers, gooseberries, wet leaves, orange peal and wild strawberries. Taste is sweet and bitter with old dark bread, silage, black currants, chives, green tea, apricots, gooseberries, grapefruit peal, orange peal, minerals, lemon zest, blue grapes, caramel and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with fresh grass, minerals, black currants, dark bread, earl gray tea and hints of plums and alcohol.
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from stirtchley wines. pours with little white foamy head. nice fruity aroma, and very nice tropical fruit taste particularly pasion fruit and mango. Floral hops in the aftertaste but not overbearing. a very nice summer evening ipa overall.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, bb 10.03.13, batch 068
Hazy light amber color; medium sized head. Pungent aroma of fruity hops, tropical fruits, strong manure, some toffee later. Good malt and caramel flavor, with some apricot jam, light residual sweetness; good bitterness level, well blended and balanced, with fruity and resiny hops. The final is bold and pungent, the best of the series.
Cunningham (3920) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber colour with a white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Well balanced and nice hoppy flavour.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden]