Ragnampiza (513) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (Bottled on 19-03-2014). Pale sunrise orange, quite hazy, with a tiny head which dissipated quickly leaving a ring of foam. Relatively fresh nose, not too hoppy or intense but that’s expected. Quite citrusy, little tropical edge, a hint of wood/earthy notes, some pine presence and perhaps bubblegum too. Good level of bitterness, tiny malt backbone and great balance overall. Some residual sugary sweetness, but very subtle. Lingering fruity aftertaste, no trace of the alchool at all. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Very nice IPA.
Atheist_Peace (973) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark golden pour with an average eggshell head. Lots of tropical fruit and pine on the nose with a biscuity maltiness. Much more intense on the palate with big tropical fruit and pine notes. There’s very little maltiness underneath. Lots of refreshing bitterness and a finish that lasts for quite a while. Impressive brew.
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold with sediment and thin white head. Aroma of hops, pine and yeast. Initial taste is very heavy bitterness with slight sourness. Acerbic mouthfeel, light carbonation.
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden pour with a frothy white head and lace. Lovely fruit hop aroma. Sweet grapefruit hop flavour. Nice balanced bitterness. Maybe a little soapy but a very tasty brew.
Tselloufc88 (166) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Lovely golden cloudy appearance with some carbonation. Aroma is of peach, tropical fruits, mango... Taste is tropical fruits and plenty of bitterness. Really excellent stuff this. Excellent IPA.
Sarpa (937) - FINLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ konttori. Pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, floral notes. Bitter, grapefruit, pine, caramel flavour.
Sjohnh (221) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good IPA. Cloudy, burnt orange colour with big fluffy white head. The mixture of hops makes for a great nose and taste, with citrus, grapefruit, peach, passion fruit. Finish is dry rather than overly bitter. Medium carbonation and creamy mouthfeel - very drinkable. Never tire of this beer.
elbernays (597) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from redmonds. Pours murky amber with white wispy head. Nice lacing on glass. Nose is peach, orange, pine, spruce, resinous hops. Flavour is caramel malts, with pear and grapefruit bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick and the body is medium, low carbonation. Flavour is lasting and and there is fruit punch on the way out. This is really nice.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber to gold color, very appetizing. Interesting aroma of tropical fruit, yeast, pine, almost too much. Flavor is equally complex, the yeast is fairly strong here and the sourness sometimes overpowers the hop bitterness, makes for and unexpected battle in the mouth. Acerbic mouthfeel, strips the palate.
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Brewdog Birmingham. Lots of fresh citrus in the nose, with plenty of juicy tropical hops and a slight creaminess to the mouthfeel before a decent bitterness on the finish. Great stuff as always from Buxton.