PotjeBier (1974) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 Bottle shared @ Borefts 2014. Clear amber color. Off white/light beige head, uneven, sticky. Aroma’s: red fruit, brown sugar, light resinous hops. Retronasal there’s red fruit, hops, some dark malts. Flavor is moderate bitter, fruity, caramel. Medium bodied. Long lasting bitter finish. Not great imho, but perhaps the bottle was a bit too old. 6/3/7/3/14
Re-rate from tap (BT): Hazy copper color. Rocky off white head. Aroma’s of piney hops, some dark malts, some sweet fruit. More sweetness retronasal, some piney hops, seems slightly old. Flavor is rather bitter, but somehow subtle. Medium bodied. Strong bitter finish. 7/3/7/3/14
77ships (5248) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you Martinus! Bottle sampled @ Borefts 2014. Creamy orange, thick pine resin hops & solid biscuit-like malt base, plenty of malts, toffee. Okay but too much malts.
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BBF
Pours clear amber, no head . Smell is grainy , sweet, bitter .
Taste is bitter , sweet . Buttery malty aspect . Nice
Beerhunter111 (10322) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, Ingwer, fruchtit. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, hopfig, trocken.
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home... Copper... Big white head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet caramel dry toffee fruit... Not me
caesar (5768) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from de Molen, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Clear golden to orange color, short frothy head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, bit pine, citrus, quite malty as well from biscuit and cookie, some caramel. Soft to medium bitter in taste, bit malty. Easy going american IPA.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2977) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craft Cafe Imazato shared by my buddy Mick. A lovely copper pour with a slight white head of foam. It has a solid hop bouquet with a well balanced flavor profile. It didn’t really stand out but was enjoyable enough.
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Joe’s. Clear copper with head and lace. Spicy hop aroma with hints of caramel and bread. Lots of toasted caramel and nuts some fruit in medium sweetness with assertive piney spicy lingering hop bitterness accentuated by aggressive carbo. medium body. Heavy on the toasty malts. Surprised the wife enjoyed it. This is for people who like "well-balanced" IPAs. I am not necessarily one of them, (I like ’em high and dry) but it’s good.
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th August 2014
Deep amber beer, big pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crisp, semi dry. Mild minerals. Malts provide mild sweetness to balance the bitter hops. Mild caramel and very mild cream. Noble tasting hops, big floral bitterness with a touch of grassy harshness. Trace of citrus. Crispy dry finish, mild citric linger. Mmmmm - comes over like an Imperial English Bitter. Tasty but a bitter bastard.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 On tap at Caldera brewery in Ashland, OR. Aroma was initially dishwater-like, but then quickly turned to pungent hoppiness. Stingingly bitter taste made the mouthfeel hard to discern. Taste was too bitter, though I could tell that there was a decent malt backbone somewhere in there. I kind of made it sound bad, but it was a decent IPA. I do prefer the sweetness of a DIPA though.