radio_nowhere (901) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass, coppery-golden color with off-white head. Aroma of crystal malt and light floral/citrus hops. Taste is more hoppy then aroma led on, stonger citrus/pine/herbal/grass hop notes and light caramel malt. Medium body, low carbonation, slick with bitter finish. More the English malt-leaning style per the bottle description, balanced and sessionable. Good.
commonshawn (424) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light copper with thick white head. Slightly floral hop aroma is strong. Drying hop mouthfeel. Alcohol is balanced with slightly fruity bitterness. Decent finish. A solid ipa.
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Horeca Expo in Ghent. Deep and clear ’old gold’ colour under a somewhat loose (certainly for the style), yet stable, snow white head. Aroma obviously very hoppy (dry-hopping) and citrussy, grassy, rosewater, some caramel, pine needles, pineapple, peach, apple; taste of exotic fruits, flowery, perfumey, honeyish malt backbone, smooth, medium carbo, long peppery and citrussy hop finish, dry and sticky, pine resin. Well balanced and flawless.
Fisler (42) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geruchlich leicht hopfig, kaum Frucht. Im Geschmack angenehm frisch, leicht, herb und im Abgang bitter. Die 6,9% kommen garnicht durch, was ich als Plus empfinde. Wirklich angenehm zu trinken. M.A. aber zu teuer. Gutes Alltagsbier, wenn auch nicht überragend.
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 (103) - 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 (191) - - 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.