STEVIE_NIX (35) - - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from cotteridge wines. was looking forward to this but was ultimately dissapointed. initial aroma wasnt bad, typical pine and fruity stuff with hint of caramel coming through. dark amber with small head. i just thought there was far to much going on in the taste department. your usual suspects, toffee malts and juicy fruits were there but then this strange almost vegetable flavour came through and sort of ruined it for me. there was a good amount of bitterness going down as you would expect from a DIPA. overall it wasnt bad, i’ve tasted much worse, but just wassnt at all as good as i had expected.
JefVerstraete (1275) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Deliciously Different. Hazy amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Malty body, aroma of citrus, grapefruit and spices. Also notes of chervil. Bitter taste with light sweet notes. Bit juicy. Good IPA!
SarkyNorthener (1876) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan pre Midland Tasting Group warm up. Amber beer with a small head around the rim of the glass. Aroma of hop and spice with tangerine. Taste is tangerine, yeast, chalk and grapefruit. The palate is a little oily. Very good.
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from Saveur-biere.com - Color: clear golden beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and hoppy domination with sweet presence. Taste: nice hoppy taste with really sweet taste and sweet sensation on mouth. Aftertaste: high sweet bitterness and sweet sensation. Really nice beer, I recommend it.
ciaranc (851) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Redmonds. Opaque pale amber, decent foamy off white head, lasts. Lovely perfume, floral nose, loads of pineapple and passion fruit, resiny pine. Flavour is sweet malt, loads of fruity sweetness, big whack of tangy hops. Big body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish. A class IPA, unusual for this side of the pond.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at La Resistencia, Barcelona. Hazy orange with small white head. Fruity and malty citrus and aroma. Dry bitter finish.
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 330 ml
Un nez agréable suivie d une grosse amertume longue en bouche
Un houblonnage bien présent qui tire sur des notes d agrumes exotique
Des bulles fine viennent tenir cette mousse timide
Borup (5815) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, alcohol, pine, malt, grass and caramel.
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold aromas, powerful in both amber and even bubblegum like malts, earthy and pine hops, cheesy yeast development and an overall powerhouse dark sweet bread underlining. Surprisingly smooth in taste thanks to the low carbonation and well rounded off (yet high) bitterness, of course as realized through bucketloads of malts. Nice warming ending. Delicous! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
MichaelAwesome (3949) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy one with nice drinkability, fruits, citrus moments and big hops. You definitely taste the high abv in the end with a bit of medicine and unwanted bitterness. Not bad !
McTapps (3948) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Summer Santa - many thanks to you! The beer pours out in a hazy golden-amber colour with steady head and smooth body. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of bitter hops, spruce, pine, citrus,coriander, thyme, spices, pepper, citrus and straw. Bitter finish. Nice one, very special and great to drink.