chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5L bottle, BB dated Nov. 2014 and USDA certified organic, served in a Belgian snifter. Label suggests and English Pale Ale.
Pours hazy, light honey in color, with a thin but partly durable bone-colored head.
Both the aroma and flavor are unusual.
The slightly pungent aroma has clear and quite distinct contributions from sweet malts with light grains as well as herbal/fruity hops. In tasting, the hops are stronger and more earthy than suggested by the nose. They build quickly to a moderately strong level, then magically diminish, soon leaving a rather mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste with some underlying bisquit.
Feel: medium-thin body; medium carbonation
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells breaddy and earthy. Tastes of some breaddy hints, floral, grassy with some slight earthiness on the finish.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a lot of aroma, bits of grapefruit, toffee. Not a lot in the taste either. Dry, bitter finish. Interesting, but not sufficiently interesting for a second go-round,
Desverger (8715) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SuperBest, Cph - amber pour puffy off-white head. Toasty malts, bready, caramel, some toffee, brown sugar, slight hoppy, and some herbal spice. Interesting brew.
brnandersen (3348) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter. Hazy dark amber-golden colour with a frothy, off-white head. Fruity aroma with grapefruits, citrus, grasses, spices and caramel malts. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes rather dry and bitter with grapefruits and pines. Nice, hop-driven ale.
andrepintado (2773) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from 2d2dspuma. Color is gold and hazy. Head is médium. Body is médium. Taste is médium to high bitter but a bit unbalanced. Aroma is hoppy and light malt.
sinfull (1458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color. Aroma is hoppy with citrus , floral and malt notes. Taste is hoppy too , with good bitterness. Very good ale.
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wxman (1748) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with a big, long lasting white head. Aroma is peat and pine. Taste is smooth sweet pale malt, bread dough and hop spiciness that is not over done. Well balanced; good stuff.
prusten (1) - HONG KONG - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Satisfying, hoppy ale with Atlantic and New Zealand hops, and a flavour coming close to the best IPAs.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @Őllesummeri, Tallinn
Hazy orange color, steady off-white head. Citrus, sweet fruits and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied. Front is exotic fruity, later grapefruity bitterness and lingering hoppyness. Quite good, sweetish IPA/ESB. Robust malt profile for this ABV.