larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body with carbonation. Resiny
funky tropical fruit aroma with gooseberry notes. Dryish resiny
gooseberry taste with funky mealy tropical fruit notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish tropical fruit and
wood aftertaste with spicy resiny notes. It’s nice, drinkable,
and somewhat interesting. (0.33l bottle, from Beermoth,
TET (1565) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slighty orange brown beer with a weak and blond head. The nose is very enjoyable and tropical fruity, mangos, kiwis, papaiyas, and some citrusfruits, thus a tropical fruit desk on the glass. Taste is tropical fruity, quite lot of fructose, mangos, peaches and sourness of citrusfruits. The bitterness is quite high, but together with a quite strong sweetness, the taste is not totally dry, that’s great. Not a hopbomb. Medium+ bodied, enough of refreshning carbonation. Very enjoyable, tropical fruitsallad with the balanced combination of sweetness and bitterness.
lusikka (6000) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy amber orange colour with a white thick head. Aroma of sweet mango, grass and some floral notes. Flavour of mandarin orange, grassy floral bitterness, lime juice, resin, yeast and sweet pineapple. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Alcohol warms only a little. Finishes bitter, juicy and citrusy. Nice and fruity.
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bubbly head misty bright orange pour soft medium carbonation aromas pine floral citrus caramel the flavours caramel pine grapegruit apricot strong bitter creamy touch the finish good IPA very crisp tasting hops and sweet caramel resin bitter finish lovely IPA
arsol (519) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gyllen brun i farge , noe grumsete. Lukter mye av humle. Lukt av grapefrukt. Lavt skum som ligger. Syrlig og medium bitter.
Vighals (1004) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uklar brunorange farge, tynt skum. Malt, humle, deig og ananaslukt. Smaker karamell, humle og sitrus. Medium bitterhet, lite kullsyre
dogen (30) - ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Attractive nose straight from the bottle. Slightly cloudy. Fruit laden taste, not overpowered by alcohol. Delicious.
bytemesis (3011) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botttle - thanks Ben! Pours cloudy amber orange with a small white head that dissipates quite quickly with decent lacing. Aroma is citrusy, pine, spruce, spicy something. Flavor is the same, rye spiciness, citrus, mango, pine resin. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice enough beer, but a little rough around the edges, feeling a little harsh going down.
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Derby Beer Festival
Buxton has always done well in the past so I headed to try another of their hoppy lineup. This one is not quite as good as Sheep Ranch but still makes a nice higher gravity IPA in the spirit of the American interpretation.
Aroma / Appearance - The flat body has a bronze tint the color of polished pennies freshly minted and unrolled at home. Almonds, sweet lemonade, citrus, and a foundation of malts glue together a coherent message of fun.
Flavor / Palate - The caramelly base is lifted by a burst of citrus hops. Figs transition into the resiny bitter finish. Without being cloying it manages to sink its teeth into every nook and cranny of the palate. The final impression it leaves is like a salad made of pine cones and oak chips left to marinate in lemon zest. Overall another top notch release from the guys in the Peaks.
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Teign Cellars, Newton Abbot. Hazy bright gold. Aroma gives a shedload of tangerine, peach, mango, passionfruit and spruce. Taste is a full-on oily hop assault: great tropical fruit, pithy grapefruit, loads of sweet tangerine, some darker more bitter orangey stuff, pine resin. Wow. The malt body is cake doughy and semi-sweet - but doesn't impeach on the hop character at all. Big citrus-driven bitter hit - lots of grapefruit and pine linger. Crisp hoppiness, nothing sticky or cloying. This is yet another example of a British brewery producing a world class USA-inspired IPAs (and doing a better job that 99.9% of the actual American ones I've tasted in the process!). Great job, Buxton!