mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clover honey yellow with a small off white head. Smells like mixed floral arrangement, little malty too. Taste is sweet malts, honey, and light colored fruits. Body is med full. Seems to be lacking the bite of a strong hop presence, and slightly too sweet for a double ipa. I expected more bitter hops. Still not bad.
fdomig (614) - München, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
339ml bottle at RedHot Munich. Atoma is light strawberries, light sweet fruits. Appearance is light cloudy yellow with a white foam. Medium bitter. Good.
SkillsFactory (277) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorata limpida, leggermente velata, schiuma bianca fine di bassa persistenza.
Aroma di passion fruit in primo piano, mango e ananas meno evidenti, leggera crosta di pane, leggermente citrica, arancia candita.
Al palato sempre passion fruit, ananas, scorza d'arancia, amaro agrumato; lunga coda amaricante agrumata mista a crosta di pane, accompagnata da una nota zuccherina che stempera la componente luppolata.
Corpo medio, leggermente acquosa, mediamente carbonata.
Maxbier (714) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold with thin white head. Slightly boozy apricot aroma. Some bitterness up front. Sweet malt some citrus grapefruit and a hit of pine. Apricot pine finish.
dogbomb (1117) - ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a quite quickly thinning white head. Nose is strong! You can smell thing thing from a mile away! Mango, pineapple, malts, tangerine. Very full flavour in the mouth. Initial biscuits and toffee, mango and tropical fruits. A warmth across the tongue, a little whisky. Warmth AND flavour filling the mouth. Delicious!
Alengrin (3674) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brooklyn’s IIPA with stable, moussy, off-white, thinnish head and light peachy blonde colour, hazy. Aroma of orange peel, grapefruit, biscuit, green apple, lemon zest, flowers, dry white wine, kiwi, lemongrass. Crisp, restrainedly fruity onset, hints of mango, lychee and kiwi, supple body with soft carbo, smooth lightly caramelly malt base, bit bready, very pleasant and well in balance with the hoppiness in the finish, which provides a ton of citrusy and floral aromas retronasally; bittering power, however, remains fairly limited for the style. Not too abrasive even for a double IPA, more on the elegant, balanced side of the style.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour decent head aromas biscuit citrus grain the flavours citrus grain wheat corn apricot medium bitter lemon strong flavours marmalade notes the finish goes down well grain and hop tastes lasting bitter sweetness okay ale
themightyjag (292) - - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beerhawk.
Thin white head, little lacing. Slightly hazy orange body. Nose is earthy, citrus. Flavour is balance of earthy and citrus hops, burnt orange finish. Hints of booze linger. Good mouthfeel, medium carbonation, fairly chewy. Interesting combination of English and US hops.
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Keg at OlutExpo 2015) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness and sweetness. Palate was meidum bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, hoppy and bitter. A balanced and easily drinkable hoppy pale ale. And Sorachi Ace was well hidden, good.
Marduk (4502) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Olutexpo 2015. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, hay, straw, yeast and some sour notes in aroma. Sweet, citrus, fruity, bit metallic in taste. Soapy aftertaste. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Drinkable brew.
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (OlutExpo2015, Helsinki)
Some shampoo soapiness - head and shoulders. Getting some US-05 fingerprint in there too. Bright gold, clear, small tight head. Smells a bit alcoholic, but there’s none in the taste. Super freshi hops in the taste, simple caramelly and bready malts too. Finish has dry bitter husky grains, bitter hops and alas some soapiness in the finish.