Idiosynkrasie (4824) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy dark orangey golden to amber colour with average firm frothy moderately lacing white head. Fruity aroma has orange, mandarin, citrus, orange zest. Taste is yeasty with ulterior fruity notes, a bit watery middle part, prickling to biting yeasty and hoppy finish.
gyllenbock (5746) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Olbutikken, CPH.
Slighty hazy amber with a large head. Aroma of hops, yeast, malt and notes of grass. The same in the taste. Not bad but not that exciting either.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 66 cl thanks to Sebastian. Intense and proudly orange and pale, great foam not invasive, many bubbles, with high persistence. Complex aroma in which the orange peel dominates, without overriding the classic, fresh and pleasant Centennial fruit (grapes, citrus, pineapple) character still. Full of oranges, a little spicy squeeze, yeasty notes. Very rich medium to full body, maybe even difficult to have, but so delicious. Citrus is the main impact, dough and yeast after, in the end malty, definitely malty, the almost high carbonation isn’t a problem really. Finish is chewy, long-lasting, . Despite the definition of Belgian IPA in the collective imagination, from which one could expect to annoying soon, this beer is refreshing. At last a really good Belgian IPA, another world comparing to Shark Pants, Raging Bitch and similar.
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber orangy with a nice,white head. Nose of yeast, spice and with floral and fruity hoppy notes. The flavor of yeast, fruity hops, piney notesand caramel. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. Ends up dr and decent bitter.
_angst_ (3454) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours clear golden with a big creamy and frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, metallic and rather hoppy fresh with caramel, plums, grapefruit juice, grapes, dry soil, grass, pineapple, peaches, apricots, yeasty esters, biscuits, cloves, orange zest, marzipan and hints of glue and barnyard. Taste is sweet, bitter and spicy with caramel, allspice, cloves, black pepper, biscuits, grass, apricots, peaches, yeasty esters, grapes, wheat crackers, dry soil, grape zest, lemon zest and hints of barnyard. Mouthfeel is round, dry, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with crackers, white pepper, cloves, allspice, dry soil, lemon zest, dried apricots and orange zest. Very dry, refreshing and nice!
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle at home in Skövde. Clear amber beer with a big offwhite lacy head. Fruity malty aroma with some yeast notes. Fruity hoppy flavour.
rlgk (13192) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice golden beer with a bubbly off-white head. Hoppy fruity yeasty aroma, orange, banana, some hay. Hoppy fruity flavor, grassy, perfume, malty, yeasty, orange, grapes. A bit on the thin side. Fruity hop finish.
mjs (5211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l - bottled 1/2012, at Kaisla, 20120531) The beer poured deep amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness, mango and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grapefruit, biscuits, nuts, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. Aroma was from an IPA but the taste had a lot of an ordinary bitter characteristics. Not so good combination.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Shawn! Pours murky tawny/bronze, with an obvious green hue. Thick cream coloured head, fantastic lacing. Nose is big spicy yeast, fresh sticky hops, some real wheat/coriander notes, very grassy. Flavours of spicy yeast esters, banana, grassy hops, apricots, very bitter, nice lemongrass in the finish. Initially I wasn’t sure about this one, but it grows on you...
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Macon, Ga - WineStyles Liquor Store - 22 oz bomber. Pours a nice, hazy dark orange with a soft white head that leaves some sticky lacing. Spruce-like aroma with a odd hint of what can only be described as hot sauce. Solid bitter flavor with the requisite grapefruit notes, some yeasty notes, a bit of rye-like minty spiciness. Solidly thick mouthfeel. Pretty decent.