HKdIPA (235) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Roundhouse. Hazy bright orange pour. Slight spicy hop aroma with a bit of sweetness. Taste is unusual - big DIPA but with English hops instead of new world. More crisp, bitter, spicy. Less pine and tropical. Crisp finish with a bit of booziness. Better than I expected - probably not a repeat but definitely worth a try.
seritomi (297) - HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
is bottle contains an India Pale Ale from a bygone era. An era of towering sailing ships, burgeoning empires and world shaping beers. This is an ale hand crafted with British malts and English hops to recreate the epic IPAs that were sent on monumental ocean voyages from England to India by sea in the 1800s.
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy Amber with a White head. Aroma is intensely hoppy yet somehow dull. Flavour is also swimming in hops but with a sullen earthy character that doesn’t exite. Grass and Hay. A nod to what IPA used to be. I prefer what it is now.
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy orange, pretty still, small bubbly white head. Aroma - toned down musty socks, hot water. Body is medium to light, low carbonation, smooth. Taste - malt forward, straw, chemical, light bitter finish.
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Drafthouse, Northcote Road. 06/06. Pours an orange/amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma has a light sweatiness, rye, caramel. Medium body, medium carbonation. Fairly sweet to start with caramel, a little orange marmalade, toasted rye bread, light pine leading to a decent woody bitter finish. Nice.
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
24/V/14 - 66cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Procrastinated Spontan Gent Tasting - BB: 14/X/14 (2014-535) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear red orange beer, big fluffy yellow to beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: beit weird, malty, grains, bit medicinal, sugary, almonds. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, some honey, alcohol, bit unpleasant bitterness, grains, some citrus, sugary touch. Aftertaste: cocoa powder bitterness, grassy, bit malty, grains.
AdiBeer (1068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel malt, hay. Appearance: hazy amber, medium beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: bitters intensify, malty sweets lingering in the background. Overall: great IPA, very drinkable, not too intense yet complex. Pint at BrewDog, Shoreditch.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. This tasted a lot like stale tea, not pleasant at all, was expecting a lot more.
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 66cl, 7.5% abv) Hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Fruity and slightly resiny hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit and a touch of nutty cara-malt. Moderately bitter flavour, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Delicately bready cara-malty base with resiny, herbal and slightly fruity hops; moderately dry and bitter finish with assertively earthy, herbal and slightly resiny hoppy notes; also a touch of alcohol is detectable. 22.IV.14
Christian (11092) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark golden with a lasting white head. Good malty aroma with bread and biscuit. Sweet malty and herbal flavour with a touch of mint. Dry and bitter finish