hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aromatic scheme is centered on resiny, musky hops with a minimal rumor of menthol. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor offers good balance – juicy, flavorful hops; nice, mildly roasted malts. Not very bitter, which is totally fine with me. Bittersweet finish. Darn good blend. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
goozen (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy orange coloured brew for an wedding occasion. Kind of fruity, citrus taste and hints of some chocolate i think. Also theire famous bitter appearance, quite original choise for an royal wedding thing.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose with additional notes of hops. The palate is sweetness and bitterness. Overall a good beer. [Rating #2300]
SilkTork (5279) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Wedding. Fresh nettle hops on a very sweet malt base. Too sweet and sticky for me and the hops didn’t meld nicely for me. OK.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Wedding. Pours a mostly clear gold with a strong, white head. Big hop aroma, lots of pine, citrus and herbs. Fairly sweet character with with bitterness of Hardcore, then the herbs and spices kick in, which are pretty alright. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced to finish, mildly warming, some resinous hops and lingering spices. A nice beer as a different take on the Double IPA style.
ekstedt (5636) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33 cl) from The Cracked Kettle. Shady orange with medium off-white head. Piney, citric, and perfumy hops with notes of oranges and tangerines, some bisquity malts in the background. Could not pick the "special stuff". Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with firm lingering bitterness. Very good.
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle with benzai. Glad he could get a hold of a bottle. Colour was pretty much perfect to me. Smells nice and hoppy, fresh, fruity, complex. Taste was a little dull considering the smell of this one. Not bad, but it could use a bit more of a kick. Plus there was some unidentifical weird taste in the background. Not bad at all though.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle drunk to celebrate MesandSims wedding. Hazy copper with lasting off white head. Big earthy resiny hops jump right out at you. Some grapefruit hop too. Fruity in the mouth like rich tropical fruit. But lacks some body on the palate. Yes really quite earthy. Some bitterness on finish. Good aroma but the beer as a whole fades a bit
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@CPH BF 2011 and also at mesandsim’s Wedding. Deep golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, mild spicy and grassy notes as well as some mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruits, earth, caramel and a nice floral hoppy bitterness in the finish.
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mesandsim’s wedding. It pours light orange, with a thin fizzy white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is orange, resin, wood, varnish, herbal, nut and ginger. The taste is resin, wood, astringent, hay, grass, orange zest, tangy mango, pineapple, herbal and mint, with a smooth dry-bitter finish. The hardcore IPA character is obvious. A wedding ale that stands out from the crowd!