Scopey (7869) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours clear orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is soft orangey citrus, marmalade, piney resin and sweet plastic. The taste is crisp, bitter, pine, light resin, lemon peel, some alcohol, plastic and metallic notes with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. No real depth. A bit plasticy...
Leighton (12615) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Fergus. Pours clear amber-gold with a frothy white head. The nose has ripe citrus, melon, orange. Medium sweet flavor with piney bitterness, dry pale malts, mango, grapefruit, orange rind, medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with further piney bitterness, some toasted grass and grain, light dry caramel, bread. Not bad.
chimpgibbon (364) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottledog. Cloudy pale gold with 1/ 2 inch head. Funky grass, tangerine. Mild rye burn followed by bitterness well balanced. Dry lemon, mineral bitter. Little oily then great dry end. Very tasty and elegant all round.
Habanero (2869) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours pale aamber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit notes, resin and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied,oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice IPA.
Ragnampiza (558) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark sunrise orange/light amber, pretty hazy, with a big, fluffy and persistent off white head. Perfumy and soapy nose, lots of hops, but not sure about freshness. Still relavitvely fresh and pleasent though. Citrus, light pine, a hint of caramel. Much more malty than a typical IPA, but certainly balanced. Medium to high bitterness, lingering fruity and resinous taste. Little spicy kick (perhaps from the rye addition). Hoppy, again slightly soapy aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, cream texture. Good for what it is, but quite different from what I love and seek in an IPA.
madmitch76 (16551) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
27th July 2014
Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Very light airy palate, light as a feather! Light malt base, mildly sweet. Lovely hops - minty pine, whispers of skunk and lime. Mild hop spice. Finishes airy and light. Lovely balance of hop flavours and so light and drinkable.
BlackHaddock (4379) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 13th July 2014. Looks good in a pint sleeve, full on amber body with bubbles rising through the clear body to a deep off white head. Plenty of piney hops in the aroma and taste, fairly bitter but with a healthy malt content in the mix as well. I found it easy to drink and really enjoyed it, the alcohol content is well hidden and although it is a hop brew first and foremost it was not one dimensional like some American IPAs I have had.
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpump at Birratrovo, Como
Cloudy light amber color with generous frothy head. Light malt and hop, not impressive. Smooth, lean body, with elegant light sweetness, good malt, salty feeling, strong bitterness, nice fruity and resiny touch.
Nice but could be fresher.
SlovakSniper (3428) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une IPA plutôt ambrée qui se présente devant mes yeux. Ces derniers apprécient la tête durable formée par une mousse de couleur beige. Une fois mon nez plongé, je découvre des houblons un peu gênés par la présence des céréales caramélisés. Une fois les lèvres trempées, mes papilles confirment que les flaveurs de conifères et de pamplemousse n’arrivent pas vraiment à se sortir de la mêlée sucrée. La bouche me semble être bien normale. Corps, texture et bulles répondent à l’appel du style. La finale montre une amertume citronnée teintée de terre. Le genre d’India Pale Ale qui pousse à chaque coin de rue.
Ontape (423) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 bottle from the brewery. Stronger malt presence than most CA IPAs but hops still punch through enough. I was told that this was the freshest hoppy beer they had in bottles, but I have a feeling it’s not all that fresh. Bottle date looks almost 2 months old if I’m reading it correct. Still enjoyed but hope for fresher IPAs from a brewery on site -- too bad we didn’t have time for a pint or need for a growler.