thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours pale, hazy, yellowish orange. Aroma has oranges, peach, doughy malts. Lowish carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has pine, peach, apricot. Fine malty balance. Lingering grapefruit bitterness. Nice.
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at Tap East Pub & Brewery, Stratford, London. Hazy greenish gold with white head. Here we go, straight into an elderflower type aroma and flavour, quite fruity, developing towards grapefruit and pineapple. Loads of bitterness and very hoppy. Great stuff.
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy beige head. Aroma: Flowers, herbs, caramel and light citrus. Flavour. Grass, flowers, herbs and caramel. Medium to full bodied. Edns herbal bitter.
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Harrild and Sons, 18/12/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is pale malt, hint of piss, straw, tangerine, earthy hop.
Taste comprises citric pith, light bread dough, melon, some hop presence.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with grassy hop bitterness.
So so - didn’t really deliver in terms of hops or citric refreshment.
Pencilled in for a re-rate.
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Very nice hoppy fruity aroam. Hazy deep straw, small light head. Rubber taste. After the plastic, the body deos show the aromatic nature of the hops. Some sugary taste too. Finish has more and more hop bitterness with every sip, until the whole mouth throbs with hops. Good IPA, but a little OTT.
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Erwin Van Moll @ Van Moll Brewpub. Very hazy yellow color, full sized quite quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is lightly malts, grapefruit, fruity hops, peach, mandarin, hops. Taste lightly malts, lots of hops, very fruity, light to moderately grapefruit, again mandarin and a slight touch of orangepeel. Medium body, firm carbonation. Absolutely lovely.
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Sentrum Tromsø. Dense, rocky white head with satisfying duration leaving rings of lace down the glass. Close to clear golden coloured body. Rich aroma of lemony hops. Citrus core to the flavour profile alongside notes of mango, peach, and earthy malts followed by a prolonged, semi-dry bitter ending of citrus peels. Well bodied. An IPA to my liking, indeed (enjoyed at home in sunny weather on the balcony, 09.08.2014).
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden amber with an off white head. Aromas are toffee with spiced oranges and yeast. Grapefruit with perfumed pine. Dusty with light pear and herbal aspects. Flavours are chewy toffee with tangerine and grassy green piney notes and some nuttiness. Creamy oak with earthy, leafiness. Grapefruit with hints of pineapple. Bitter, dry and resinous to finish. Good.
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ Cabin, Notodden Camping, Notodden
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, orange, mango and hint of roses.
Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long orange fruity, bitter and slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is fizzy.
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did not cross the atlantic well. No aroma or flavor. NEarly flat. Tastees like vaguely malty water.