Borresteijn (3647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump at BBF’12. Clear light amber colour, no head. Aroma is nice hoppy, grapefruit, loads of citrus, passion fruit. Flavour is very leafy, rotten leaves, green leaves, some citrus and grapefruit, grapes, medium sweet malty, bitter finish. Light bodied, flat. I think (and hope) this was off, I had really high hopes for this beer, as everything else from these guys is just great. Hope to rate the bottled version anytime soon.
Benzai (4344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Borefts 12. Clear yellow-golden color, small to medium sized white head. Smell and taste sticky, pine, resin, hops and medium bitterness. Low bodied though, and also low carbonation which frankly is a bit disappointing.
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Borefts 12. Clear golden yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells hops, grapefruit, fruity, apricot, sweet, lovely. Tastes fucking bitter, hops, grapefruit, fruity, fresh. Too bad there’s no carbo, medium body.
mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by air pressure at Inn Deep, Glasgow - deep golden, medium white head, served too cold, citrus hop on the nose, grapefruit, smooth, strong citrus aftertaste
Plaas (72) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Bitter, but full bodied with sweet malt in the back. Hops, plants, vegetables, dried fruit. Even the smell is complex.
daniele (3778) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrato scarico buona schiuma leggermente grossolsana buona persitenza naso fruttato agrumato frutta esotica non molto corpo buona secchezza amaro morbido con leggero pepato
brief_smile (100) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Hazy orange colour. Huge juicy aroma of pineapple, peach and grapefruit. Tastes as hoppy as it smells, with caramel notes rounding it off. Lingering, spicy bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly oily. Wonderful IPA.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Cotteridge wines drank at home; as soon as I popped the cap on this I knew I was in for a hop treat. Pours a cloudy orange, this is a close approximation of an American IPA. Bravo Buxtons! I want more now!
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Quite the hop bomb, and quite tasty at that. What is great is that Buxton did not forget the malts--the sweet malts add a strong backbone to the undeniable tropical fruit blast.
MannyGoldberg (38) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My personal fave of all the UK brewer's interpretations of the US IPA. Amazing aroma and mouthfeel. Would be much further up the IPA charts on here if it was more readily available outside the UK. Despite what it says in the bottle I prefer it chilled rather than at cellar temperature.
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