rosenbergh (4762) - Helsinki, - JUN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. From biershop-bayern.de.
Hazy brown colour with small to average off-white head.
Fresh fruity bitter hops, mild alcohol and some earthy tones in aroma.
Flavour is bitter fruity hops, lots of malt and some alcohol.
Pretty good and definitely the best German IPA so far.
Borresteijn (3681) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle at Lost Property (certainly not 50cl as stated on the label :-) Hazy golden orange colour, fluffy white head. Aroma of bread, quite malty, light fruity, grassy, very much Heller Bock-like. Flavour is a different story, lots of citrus, tropical fruits, sweet malts, nice fruity hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Tasty, smooth, but falls a bit short in aroma.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, pine and grass. Flavour is caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit and grass.
kraddel (919) - deurne, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ rampkrot, shared by frank .
pours yellow, almost no foam .
smell is a bit medicinal .
hoppy, bitter , bit medicinal again in the taste. not convinced at all. what kinds of hops are in this ? ( iof anyone knows ? )
is it in my mind or so i realy hate the taste of german beers? always rated IPA’s above what i think is a mediocer beer ( 3,5 in my ratings ) but this is going under it ...
stevoj (975) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely executed IPA from Bavaria. Nice sharp but smooth hoppy aroma and taste, perfect mouthfeel and lingering bitterness on the lips and palate. Hops blend perfectl with the brew, not overpowering.
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22/IV/13 - 33cl bottle @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - BB: 7/VII/13 (2013-360) Thanks to Bartlebier for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy light orange beer, small irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit funky, some exotic fruits, grains, cow fodder, sweet, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter hops, lots of citrus, some grains, wheat, herbal spiciness. Aftertaste: some grapefruit, grassy, bitter hops, little sour, grains, sweet malty touch, sugary almost. Not bad, but still more of an impression rather than a real IPA.
sebletitje (5536) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of Bartlebier @ Post Toer de Geuze tasting.
Dorée trouble, col blanc moyen.
Arôme garde pas mal de grains avec un houblonné fort présent qui donne un bouquet agréable fleuri avec une note portant sur un houblonné américain, possible Amarillo-Cascade? Côté grains est aussi présent.
Palais est ici assez fort avec un alcool plus présent, les 8% sont donc bien représentés. Palais fleurie et citronné avec une pointe de pamplemousse avec un houblonné renfermé.
Travlr (8193) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of bartlebier, thanks! Cloudy golden yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle summer fruit and citrus. Taste is mildly bitter hay. A good effort!
77ships (2238) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx! to Barbtlebier. BBF 07/07/2013. 50 cl. bottle. Orange, golden, some amber, little white head. Lightly sweet malts, light milky base with some lightly fruity hop profile, light spices, light bitter hops,… Taste is reasonably bitter hops, floral, strong spices, plaster, almost lactic malts, chunky yeast, some oldness creping in, light booze in the back, near banana hint sweet hint white grapes,,… Body is a bit full, bit different, agreeable fare, not too bad.
Allen (2689) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of bartlebier. Tall creamy, nicely reamining head. Gooseberries, slight wild strawberries, citrusy and spicy hops throughout. Great malt back. Good bitterness. A delicious IPA with plenty of character. Thanks a lot bartlebier!
bartlebier (524) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
new 33cl bottles (50cl before), same green design, this time labeled as Camba IPA (Eric is mentioned on the back, though) - This must be hands-down the most authentic IPA brewed on German soil at the moment. It is true to the style, from the full, round and nearly chewable malt base to the bitter but harmonious hop profile, and leaves behind all those others jumping on the IPA-train by creating slightly exotically hopped Keller&Vollbiere (usual suspects) as entry-level Pilsners. Even by US standards, this is a great bitter-hopped IPA with a tasty malt profile. My only quarrel with it is that is rather a DIPA, clocking in at 8 ABV, which makes it slightly alcoholic and less easy to drink with a meal than a normal IPA. Lower the ABV below 7 and this becomes scary teutonic IPA perfection - just don’t tell the Bavarians! (they invited a US brewer anyway, so I guess they cheated)?