nephirem (171) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear looking orange color with a small white head. Beautiful refreshing smell of citrus.
Mouthfeel is wonderful. Starts off soft and creamy but then high carbonation hits in. It’s like the citrus aroma and bitterness comes straight from the bubbles - tingly sensation on the tongue is top notch and very refreshing. Finish is mostly dry and bitter.
Overall, this is a great example of the style. Recommended!
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bethesda Food & Beverage. Nice amber body with big head. Nose is grainy, fresh and citrus. Taste is maltier with caramel and spices. Hoppy notes too. Dry finish.
jaghana (5380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on hop resin and caramel. Aroma is on grain, caramel, honey, bit monodimensional, correct bitterness at the finish.
freretoc (1552) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl chez JB & Aurore.
Couleur blonde avec des reflets roux, belle mousse et peu d’effervescence.
Nez résineux avec une pointe épicée.
En bouche grosse attaque sur les houblons résineux pointe d’amertume avec caramélisée.
jice (265) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
belle mousse mais peu de tenue, amère et fruitée, florale. Dans le style IPA, agréable et légère
mmcd123 (7) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought in Donegal. Thin white head. Doesnt smell like a beer thats been dry hopped, but taste wise its not bad at all. Slight bitterness, with hints of malt and grapefruit and pear. Not a bad beer, good IPA from O’Haras.
rustbucket0873 (371) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouts golden amber with fluffy white head, the aroma is grass, earthy, freshness, small amount of citrus and hay. The flavor is caramel with grass, citrus, and earthy flavors. Overall balanced pale ale, not sure if the dry hop adds anything. Body is medium. Smooth beer
ClarkVV (5574) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, best before July 2016, drunk 1/8/16.
Copper-golden body is clear and well-carbonated with an off-white head atop that shows moderate retention.
Floral, lightly citrusy hops are definitely prominent in the nose, but are atop a layer of rather bready/papery malts that seem quite dull. A hint of metal, perhaps, but otherwise clean, with no alcohol and (at least) no resin or aggressive hop character.
Pretty mindless drinking, with highly attenuated malts leaving behind a somewhat scratchy/husky texture. Hop bitterness is mild and the light grapefruit zest, fresh dill and cucumber-like hop character remains, though there are touches of soapiness. A worthy effort, but the Irish seem better suited to brewing delicious stouts.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle out of one of my Christmas selection boxes. Orange gold with a frilling collar. Bouquet of wicker, orange boiled sweets, privet and adhesive. Dry hopped IPA?? Doesn’t smell like one. Non-committal soapy regurgitated peach boiled sweet flavour. Had such high hopes for this having not tasted any Irish non-macro stuff for about 5 years and it’s a total washout. Feels stale and sun damaged and it’s over a year in date. Zero hop. Get me a Gwince.
TorbenJensen (1444) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate foam. Lovely inviting aroma of bright biscuit and a little flower that is comfortable with honey. The taste is full-bodied with a lovely touch of honey, flowers, pine and citrus. It is an extremely good pale ale that tastes just fine with many small undertones of the aforementioned flavor notes without any of them being dominant. Very nice and well-brewed pale ale which all flavor notes give each other space and roominess. I am excited.