AndresTM (319) - Vienna, - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grassy hops, grapefruit, and caramelized sugar. The taste is one-dimensionally bitter. Not much complexity or fruitiness to the hop profile. Serviceable mouthfeel.
BrewGoblin (446) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine lil’ ditty from Brooklyn, bright copper stew capped by white foam. A healthy blasting of honey and caramel malts matched with spicy herbal and floral friends frolic t’wards your nasalway. The aroma precedes the the complimentary bittersweet taste quite well and a chewy body with a bit of prickle to the carbonation doesn’t hurt either. A nice sweet floral and tropical taste is left with a citrus sharpness balancing the act.
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer looked good as it pours an amber with a massive frothy head, but in the aroma I noticed some cheese mixed with floral hops, and pine. Tasted of caramel, toffee, light pine, and light cheese as well. Maybe I got an infected one, but it was too cheesy. Had a light body with average carbonation.
FunkyF (102) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska på conventum. Bärnsten med vitt skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av karamell och lite humlebeska.
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, hoppy, a little piney. Body is medium, flavor is mild. Finish is a bit dry. Overall not too bad. A little alcohol comes through.
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity, floral, berries. Medium malty sweet. Light toasty.
Appearance: Body: Clear, copper. Head: Small, off-white, fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: High bitterness. Medium-high hops, fruity, berries. Medium malt, bready, toasty. Light licorice. Medium-dry finish with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Very good beer. Bitter but well supported. Very Drinkable.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
14A. English IPA
Cimbasso (187) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle at O’Leary’s at Gardermoen. Not a great place for a quiet beer - hot, noisy and very busy. The beer is an amber gold colour with a firm white head. Lots of sweet malts and fruit in the aroma. The taste is complex with hints of fruit (apples and plums) and pine resin. Very nice bitterness from the hops, giving a very good long finish. This is a really nice Pale Ale combining sweet malts and fruity flavours with a pleasant hoppy bitterness.
GuideDogSaint (419) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a dissipating white head.Aroma of pine and marmalade. Bitter finish.
s_r (23) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe tirant vers l’ambré, au nez également, avec des notes de caramel. En bouche on sent le côté houblonné et épicé, avec une belle l’amertume. Toutefois sans substance, elle est assez maigre et manque de corps.
Ctplt777 (159) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mint. I’m getting a ton of mint on the nose. I have never had an IPA that was like this. It’s interesting. I literally swear I’m smelling fresh mint. Very fresh and pleasant. It’s really nice like I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m really enjoying the citrus and pine taste. It’s not a hop bomb but it’s not weak. It’s just a really solid IPA. I will definitely be trying more Brooklyn beers, this one was phenomenal. Cheers!
BeerFanDan17 (1017) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a surprisingly complex IPA from Brooklyn. Tons of dark fruit flavors more reminiscent of a strong or Belgian ale. Nice notes of licorice and a bit warming; dark cherry and plum/raisin too. Pours a dark golden with a medium head. Part of a Brooklyn sampler 12-pack.