erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good looking dark amber mostly clean body and stable small head. Not as fresh as I expected perhaps, but this beer makes up in other areas. Very nice malt base, quite thick actually. Mind you, there are lots of hops too, mostly piney, but the voyage to France might have reduced the hop freshness. Great taste, a surprise to be honest, with barley wine like malt base and quite concentrated. This American style beer was bought by my Brazilian friend in a French supermarket... love it! (31cl bottle from Monoprix as gifted by Flavia, many thanks!)
Rotaldinho (77) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hues with excellent clarity. One finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Floral and citrus with bready malt notes that are less pronounced.
Hops... not much bitterness but great hop flavor. Light carbonation, full mouthfeel.
jaghana (3750) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 310ml @Levallois. A clear copper beer with good head. Nose is hopy on the resin and pine side. A sweet and malty beer with lot of hops resin, coconut and even mint touch, round notes, light licorice, almond notes too, not that bitter. Body has light burnt caramel touch, finish is again on hops resin.
edgallow (1935) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, malts and spice. Taste is caramel, citrus and grass.
GODiSSOUTHERN (354) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange gold with quick fading head. Flavor is earthy with some fruit in the background. Smooth and muted bitterness on this one with a strong sweetness in the finish.
Spab (2298) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint, 4 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear orange colour with big, dense white head. Aroma is earthy and sweet with caramel, fruit, some candy sugar and pine resin. Flavour is also on the sweeter side with definite sugar presence, caramel, some vague fruity character and a relatively subtle earthy/piney bitterness. Slick mouthfeel. Pretty good.
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. 20 oz bottle shared at a tasting on 5 May. The pour is a golden orange with a good amount of sticky clingy white lace that has some great retention on top of a thin white head. There is also a lot of noticeable sediment with this one. The aroma is more malty than hoppy and citrusy. They are present, but the malts just dominate. The flavor is is quite similar. There is a good maltiness, albeit light, and the remainder of it just doesn’t do a whole lot for an IPA. The mouth feel is thin, and the carbonation is lacking and minimal. The aftertaste is surprisingly light, and isn’t very great here.
brewballs (190) - USA - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good brew! Never saw it coming. A Brazilian Imperial IPA with real sugar cane. Pine coney aroma. Dense, foamy head. Earthy hops. Full bodied. No cloying aftertaste. Extremely refreshing. The booze seems balanced and evenly distributed. It is a little bitter than how I like my IPA’s as I tend to like them cleaner but this one is nonetheless pretty good. Colorado never puts out garbage. They just have lots of breweries and dispensaries at this point.
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured golden copper with creamy thick off white head. Aroma is grassy hops. Taste is earthy hops, dirt, veggie, roots, malt.
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting offering from this Brazilian brewery. Not what I expected and not typical to style but worth another try.