JohnRMurdoch (2701) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the Euston Tap. Muddy brown with lot of sediment, not much head. Tropical fruit & hop aroma. Sweet tropical fruit, resin & hop flavour. Well balanced & smooth with sweet aftertaste. Just a pity it looks disappointing. Would like to try the cask version.
Palme (2700) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask @ Borefts 2012. This is a blurry golden-honey colored one with a small bubbly just off white top. Smells really fresh and fruity. Lots of peaches and sweet fruits. Light grassy and quite good. Soft - almost flat on the carbonation. Fruity flavors. Really tasty! Melon sweetness with a light dry finish. Woody as well. Light drinkable - one of those I could drink lots and lotsof! 30.09.2012
k0mpsa (748) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at pekko, tampere. Hazy brown-gold color with small white head. Extremely nice fresh fruity aroma with hops. Hoppy taste with some malty body, summer fruits.
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ BBF 2012. Golden with a tiny white head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit and alcohol. Medium to full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep gold with a small but attractive white head. The nose is marmalade and lemon. The taste is herbal hops, more lemon and orange. Medium body, smooth supple body. Pretty good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 10/10/12.
Clear light gold with a small frothy off white head.
Hops, grapefruit, caramel malts, touch of pine and light mango notes on the nose.
Tastes of pine, hops, juicy mango, pineapple.
Medium bodied with a bit of bite and fine carbonation leading to a bitter sweet finish.
MotherBrother (622) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ BBF 12.
Pour clear light copper, with a small white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, slight caramel. Taste is a little bitter, with some sweet notes as well. Average body, with a dead carb.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, lots of kiwi, and a touch of kerosene. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of alcohol.
Countbeer (3671) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and pretty small white head changes quick into a lacing on top of an almost clear yellow orange colored beer.
Smell is another fruity mix: lot of hop fruits, exotic fruits, pine apple, passion fruits, apricot, hops and a slight hint of barley malts.
Taste is a bit weak but has some nice hop flavours like the bitterness and fruits, citrus, cactus, peach, some malts and barleys, floral a herbal malts and herbs.
Aftertaste is typical hop bitters with some hop fruits and malty flower tones.
Low carbo, soft watery mouthfeel, medium body and a watery texture.
Ok IPA, bit on the thin side...
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour at the Borefts 12. I have heard great things about this ipa but wanted to try it fresh and not ruin the experience out of a bottle. It was very good but not all I expected from the hype. Aromas and taste were very floral and soily there was some tropical fruits but not as much as I hoped. Taste had some mango, cracker malt, and pine. Body lacked carbonation but it was a cask.