yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 Bottle. A small, dense, light beige head forms over a lightly unclear, dark golden body. The aroma is on the malty side, with caramel tending towards butterscotch. Decent fruityness too. Quite bitter flavor, but I think it’s a bit too much on the malty side. Medium to full body and a pleasant carbonation level, finishing mostly bitter. A quite decent beer, although not my kind of IPA. Rating: 6-4-6-3-13-3.2. 130111
Bottle. It’s an unclear, reddish dark orange beer with a two finger off-white head that lasts. The aroma is quite citrusy, with zest and green pine cones. Some malty notes and a touch of something reminiscent of brett. There’s some sweetness in the flavor, but it’s quite well attenuated. Bitterness and hoppy flavors dominates. Full body, pleasant carbonation. Lasting bitter hop finish. I get the impression I should have had a fresher bottle to rate, but it’s a fine beer anyway. 130913
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour. Aroma is quite caramelly with a bit of orangey citrus. Body is oily, carbonation is low. Sweet, fruity hop flavour with only a light bitterness in the finish. Not bad but on balance it’s too sweet.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2161) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6% about 40 NOK, my first beer from this brewery, things look promising. A slightly opaque reddish amber color with a light beige head is the look I want in an IPA. The aroma is mild, caramel & a herbalness, possibly fennel? Not too bitter or sweet, well balanced. A bready nutty quality gives a full body, caramel & the sweet malt character starts you off then the hop bitterness comes in with a floral/herbal bitter taste that lingers in a good way. This beer seems to be telling a story & I like what it is telling me!
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours hazy amber with some sediments and a small white frothy head (lasting). Earthy hops, ripe fruits, and a toasty touch on the nose. Quite malty regarding the flavor, caramel-ish and grassy. Sweet palate, not much bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. Decent but far from being great.
PotjeBier (1729) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Slightly hazy dark amber/copper color. Uneven, sticky beige head. Aroma’s of sweet malts, caramel, some piney hops, some fruit, a little roasted malts. Flavor is moderate sweet, light roast, light bitterness. Medium bodied. Long finish that slowly becomes full bitter.
sic1314 (3461) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of zesty orange. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt and light grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel/bread, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, caramel. Light-medium body.
nimbleprop (4970) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4oz sample at Churchkey’s 3 Stars 1st Anniversary event. Pours a hazy, caramel amber with some thick, white head. Nose of lemon, orange, booze, some nail polish. Smells odd. Flavor is sweet, citrus, grapefruit, pine, a little wine. Full bodied finish. Strange. All over the place.
NBird (384) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/brown tinged amber, small head. Smells.. Strong fresh hops, big malts, strong citrus fruit. Tastes..strong hops fruity solid bitterness. Big caramel malts.
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, BB 30-09-13, large sample. Slight hazy amber to copper color, medium off-white head. Aroma has fruity hop, citrus, caramelly malts, bit bready and grainy. Quite bitter taste, some sweet caramel. Malt provides some balance to the high bitterness. Aroma has lost most of its power I guess. Ends slightly sticky on the palate, but also with a nice clean bitterness. Decent brew.