DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Couldn’t wait to tuck into this one and I’m not disappointed. Clear and sparkling amber pour blanketed with creamy froth. Musty, petally aroma oozing rose, tangerine, and pollen-heavy Turkish Delight perfume. sweaty, encloaking and spliff-like as it warms. Flavour follows through with a wickedly dry quinine blast of hop bitterness and overripe satsuma. Listen closely and you can here the bees humming. Big,floral, fruity, lip-smackingly hopped ale drinking itself straight into my top 50. This is beer. (948417-4.2)
UPDATE Honey and marmalade on soggy buttered white toast. Fragrant and tasty, but too sweet for me these days, and sliding out of my top 50....The Dog has got the edge on this one.
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Flot IPA med klassisk ravfarve. Lækker duft af humle, som går igen i smagen med en god balance til malten. I det hele taget en rigtig fin øl i en klasse som ellers ikke er kendt for den store balance.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a weird aroma of flowers and hops. the flavor is also similar it had a weird taste of some flowers or something and some hops. Better than a lot of commercial brews, but not really something that you would drink simply to enjoy the beer itself.
charlotte (4812) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colour with small head.Aroma is bitter with taste of citrus and a weak malty finish o.k IPA.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very slightly clouded amber with no head. Nose is sweet with apricot. Really like cut up dried apricots. Flavor is sweet with a bitter tone underlying. Nice and smooth and even, though I am going to say it might be a bit too sweet - even though I am no expert on the EIPAs. Feel is good. Low amount of bubble on the tongue but a slightly thicker liquid experience on the tongue. Definitely drinkable. Could go a few on these easily, though the thicker syrupy nature might be a turn off to some after a few.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from SS Summer 07
Hues of gold and orange with a white head that left a little bit of lace.
The aroma is very herbal and earthy. A pleasant dose of biscuits and toast. Some citrus rind as well.
The malt flavor starts off as biscuits, then quickly puches you with bitterness and that lasts well after the swallow.
The palate is sort of thin, and there’s a ton of carbonation. Sort of dry finish.
A fine beer, but not a fave.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful copper color with a sizeable, although by no means enormous, white head. The aroma is of sweet citrus peels coupled with a generous hoppy bite. The mouthfeel is smooth as a baby’s butt. Tastes like a solid IPA, with hints of citrus fruits (predominantly orange) and a sizeable hoppy bite at the end. This is yet another terrific offering from Brooklyn Brewery.
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated while drinking: Pours golden with a nice fluffy white head. Smells as an IPA should, with hints of apples and lemon. Nothing too showy here. Pretty nice balance of malts and hops in the mouth. Malts drop out while hops ton continue to talk up a storm at the back of the tongue and beyond. Pretty citrusy too. This IPA is medium-bodied, with a tiny bit of carbonation and bitterness leftover from the hops. Considering the ABV though, this stuff slides down easily. Hardly any alcohol detected at all. Not too shabby for an IPA, but nothing down right exciting about it either. Could help someone start the ladder of IPAs, but not necessarily something I would care to come back to.
malrubius (2135) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pale copper color with small off-white head. Faint lemony hop aroma. Medium honey-apricot sweetness with underlying and finishing bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Good but not exceptional or exciting.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/11/05 12oz. Pincholine restaurant, NY. Golden orange amber with large white head. mildly hoppy aroma. pleasant enough malt background with little hop taste. uninspiring but not bad.