Osprey87 (1182) - London via, - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cold bottle. Smells a bit like the Axe Edge. Up front flavour is sickly sweet, intense, floral and piney. Finish of washing up liquid and a soft enduring bitterness. Floral flavours stick around for a while. Not as bitter as I was expecting.
Habanero (2180) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and deep golden with an average lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peach, orange, grapefruit and pinr. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice IPA.
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at O’Haras.
Murky orange color, small white head. Aroma has grapefruity hops, overriped fruits and pine. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Citrus, pine, fruityness. Heavy drinkability. Quite alcoholic and grapefruity aftertaste.
BRW (688) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Cloudy golden colour with white head. Fruity (pineapple and grape) aroma. Fruity (also pineapple and grape), sweet taste, with some caramel. Bitter. Medium body.
kalervo (628) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, very cloudy double IPA with thin, long lasting top. Not overwhelmingly hopped, quite well balanced.
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Hazy dark gold pour with a fast fading white head. Belting fruit and hop in the nose. Great balance struck in the flavour with a solid sweet malt spine working in tandem with some superb piney hop. Spot on bitterness, really excellent stuff. U can’t beat a bit of Buxton as Jim Bowen might say.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Live rate. Bottle limbering up for some stateside shenanigans: I expect to be drinking this kind of brew for breakfast for the next few days. Pours pale hazed orange with a fine white disc of head. Hot peach, orange liqueur, kumquat sharpness and soft pineapple aroma with plenty of alcohol presence. Softer and more floral on the palate with a pungent, nectar-like smoothness; dry pine; botanical impressions, kumquat and deep grounding husk. Less alcohol and more balance than anticipated; at heart all about those perfumed, aromatic little buds, but scattered over a rock solid, not-excessively-sweet malt foundation. Dry, biting and floral like a G&T. Top stuff.
martjoobolut (366) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Drink Baar.
Pours very hazy amber with small white head. The head disappears quickly. Aroma: grapefruit, pine, cat piss, resin. Taste is strong grapefruit, mango, resin, and some honey sweetness. Finish is long grapefruit bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: nice DIPA.
suurjuust (854) - ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange, medium white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine resin, bready malt. Taste is malts with a caramel tinge, sweetness, lots of grapefruity hops, bitterness, alcohol. Dry and hoppy-bitter finish. Nice one, very drinkable for the style.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Jerntorgets Brygghus, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy golden/copper beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, peach, citrus, mango, some sweetness. Hoppy fruity flavor, caramel, sweetish, citrus, hay, floral notes, some alcohol. Nice beer, but a bit cloying, could have been cleaner and with more focus on the hops.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop, Stefansgade, Copenhagen; bottled Aug 2013
Muddy dull amber color with generous compact head. Strong aroma of British yeast, somehow beesy and cheesy; very light citrusy hops. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel; the flavor tends to be rather yeasty, with moderate sweetness in the front, but becoming drier in the end because of some astringency; strong bitterness, not excessive; the hops give some resins and some unfresh fruity touch.
Not bad, but very rough.