fkoolen (452) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at home. Slightly hazy orange colour, off-white creamy head. Crisp, piny, tropical fruity and bitter hops with grainy, creamy and sweet malts. Iron in the nose. Lingering piny aftertaste, dry too. Good body, refreshing but oily mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.
SVD (719) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at home, dark orange beer with a medium head. Fruity aroma, taste is fruit, malts, sweet-bitter, very nice beer.
Fatehunter (1483) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours three fingers of foamy head on a clear straw body.
The aroma has pine and lemon, then a bright spot of mango and pineapple.
The taste has moderate pine and lemon bitterness, balanced by big malt. Short bitter finish.
The texture is crisp.
lightbias (231) - USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caldera IPA pours garnet-amber into the tulip, aroma of muted hops coming through the mouth of the can. The head is frothy, off-white with a dense stickiness on the glass. Aromas of caramel and pine resin lightly glaze my olfactory senses; the sips that follow confirm and carry along a sensation that presents less flavor than bitter. The warmer it gets, the less aromatic, the more bitter; and the carbonation, although quite good at the beginning, has dropped significantly. The finish is extremely dry and long. Where I enjoy a high IBU, this is more IBU and less flavor than I prefer. There could be a better balance.
My thoughts? I like it cold, but this is meant to be imbibed quickly. Don’t sit around and savor it, because it does change quite a bit in a short while.
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Can, Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 24 Aug 2014) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, resin and caramel. Malty, hoppy taste with grapefruit, resin, orange peel, caramel and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh, tasty and solid IPA. Despite the impressive hop presence still in excellent balance. Very nice.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden-pale amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is citrus, light resin and toast. Flavor is cereals, caramel malt and golden-brown toast. Flavor is citrus, mostly lemon, lime and grapefruit. Lingering hop flavors. Medium body, average carbonation. Good.
ShivanDragon (1961) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
mooi helder oranje/amber met licht gelige/witte kraag. aroma van zoete en frisse hoppigheid, citrus, den, zacht. Smaken zijn redelijk bittertje, redelijk zoet, zacht, caramel, den, citrus, wat gras(nat), floraal en redelijk wat exotisch fruit. laag van co2, medium body, zacht. goed biertje in blik.
MarcoDL (2561) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Golden, copper color, firm white head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste is very balanced. Bit creamy and crispy, with some mango and a malty bitterness. Very good.
Vaiz (3712) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at home. Dark orange pour, thick foamy off-white head. Aroma is full of pine, resin and floral hops. Flavor is quite fruity, slightly bitter and well balanced. Nice brew.
GenkiGonzo (485) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Aeon mall. Somewhat cloudy amber, decent lacing. Huge pine hop aroma. Very bitter finish, mostly pine, but with some malts to balance it.