MaartenRF10 (1835) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blik van jumbo. Pittige ipa. Vrij scherp, peperig en grassig. Weinig fruit. Wel oké.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can, pours golden brown, small white head. Aroma is light medium caramel malts, moderate citrus, floral hop, pine and hop spice. Pleasantly balanced, long bitter finish, soft carbonation.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Hazy orange to amber pour, thick off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, somewhat floral, some resin and some ripe fruits. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity sweet and quite smooth. Nice brew.
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a filtered golden-amber color with a big, fluffy white head, which won’t collapse at all.
Smells of slightly skunky, overripe fruits, which got a dank aspect to them. Malts are defined by a cracker quality, revealing a toffee peak, which acts as a sweet antagonist to prickly, sour lemon. Very balanced nose, with just the right amount of lemon to control the profound fruits.
Has a soft carbonation, resulting in a pleasant mouthfeel with a mineralic quality, bringing bitter hops to the palate, accompanied by smoothing malts.
Begins with white bread malts, which invite grassy hops to the palate, together with caramel sweet malts. The hops turn out to be utmost lemony with a blood orange whiff to them, producing a merciless bitter- and dryness. Its hoppiness gets throughout accompanied by a profound maltiness, which’s white bread profile gets a nice boost from the mineralic carbonation, peaking with sticky caramel to withhold the beers bitterness. Finishes with lime juice, which gets coated up by smooth caramel during the very end, featuring again the beers convincing balance.
Intense ipa, exhibiting a profound maltiness, which turns out to have more depth than the solely lime defined hops. On the other hand I think it is fair to say, that to a certain point, the focussed hops can convince, although they definitely get enriched by the more than just balancing malts.
ciocanelu (891) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with light beige head. Aroma is very balanced between the classic old school hops and some biscuity malts. Taste follows with the same notes, balanced and a bit malty at first and quite bitter in the aftertaste. The hops are the resiny, earthy type. A well done, classic style IPA.
willisread (2017) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Mitsuya’s. Drank straight from the can. Some pine, resin and grapefruit aromas. Taste is more of the same. Good use of Centennial with a nice malt backbone that has some caramel sweetness. Bitter finish with good grapefruit and sweetness. Well-balanced, but a little run-of-the-mill.
ickmund (45) - SPAIN - SEP 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, probably 4-5 month old. Pours light brown/coppar, thick off-white to yellow head that is retained well. Aroma is dank, piney, resiney. First taste is caramel, syrup like. More of that musky, earthy kind of hops, then comes a piney bitterness towards the end. Medium body, nice lacing, lingering bitterness.
Torrefacto (1315) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ámbar limpio y espuma marfil compacta. Aromas intensos de melocotón, pino y resinas. Cuerpo medio meloso, inició dulce y afrutado con sabor de fruta naranja y finalxde amargor resinoso.
JorisPPattyn (9133) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge yellow-cream head over clear, foxy copper beer; textbook lace. Orangezeste and caramel, suggesting a syrupy character. Caramel, toasted, rather sweet; oranges and orangezeste syrup-preserved. Exotic fruit... on syrup. Bitterness - very mild - comes as an aftertought. Aftertaste displays biterish wet cardboard. Quite viscous, near sticky feel. Not bad in se, but waaay too sweet for a really good IPA.
RichTheVillan (5983) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear burnished amber pour with a massive frothy beige head, aroma has dank pine along with some sweet caramel, taste has resinous pine, along with sweet caramel, some tangerine, solid malt backbone with bitter grapefruit finish, quite a chewy mouth-feel, nice.