VDuquerroux (1224) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A yellow-orange opaque beer witha big white creamy head ; great retention and lacing. Aroma of resin (strong), fruits (citrus, light red berries). Light to medium sweet, then heavy dry bitter : very dry, a desert. Light to medium body, medium texture, good carbonation, dry fruity bitter finish. Overall, extreme IPA : very dry, unbalanced.
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy pale yellow color, full sized white head. Smell and taste malts, a decent bitterness, a decent soft hoppy touch. Lingering bitterness. Decent body, soft carbonation. Quite nice. Solid (English style) IPA.
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy orange colour with a large white head. Smells hops, fresh, some malts, nice. Tastes quite bitter, slightly aspirin, hops, some malts. Thin to medium body, medium carbo. Gets better when you drink more of it.
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Ales by Mail. Pours clear gold, effervescent, with a big, frothy white head. The nose holds lightly floral hops, some pithy citrus, grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with pronounced grassy bitterness, some grain, hay, grapefruit, lemon rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with nice rindy citrus bitterness, dry pale malts, strong grassy and lightly earthy bitterness. Pretty nice overall, perhaps just a touch too bitter, though.
Ambro206 (360) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ottima IPA. Si presenta nel suo colore ambrato con schiuma bianca onesta. Aromi abbondanti di frutta tropicale e d estiva (ango uva, pesca). Sapore sorprendente. Il luppolo manitene il suo aroma e si amgama al caramello, allo stesso tempo dona un forte sapore rendendo la birra quasi sapida, minerale. Corpo pieno, carbonazione precisa.
Una birra veramente ben riuscita.
erickok (5395) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of modern hops, citrus, pine, grapefruit and quite grapes, mixed with a very English (not quite clean but dry) yeast. Very dry bitter body, string astringent ending. But drinkable and very much so for 7.6%! Not very balanced but I really like it. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from beer hawk. a really good beer nice fruity aroma going on with a good big kick of hops right away on the taste. nice bitter finish at the end makes it a good one
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown light amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is caramel malts, with grapefruit and Seville orange citrus notes, with a bitter middle and finish. Body is light, texture thin, finish is long, dry and bitter.
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - dark golden with a crisp foamy white head. Annoyingly good retention, as I had to wait a while before getting to drink this. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, hay, peach and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit, grass, hints of roast malt, medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Orange amber, reasonable head. Lemon hop aroma. Caramel hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. IPA / bitter hybrid and a good one.