Abijen (2191) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goud helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet fruit, hops, bloemen. Smaakt fruitig, rood fruit en goed bitter. Nice en best uniek.
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear golden to copper with a medium white head. Aroma of wet grass, weedy hops, light fruits and light malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Mortlach (1460) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Pours deep golden with a big white head. Aroma is malty with some hops presence, not so fresh. Flavour is medium sweet and malty with a light bitter end. Unbalanced. Medium body, medium carbonation. So so...
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This seems to be in the older, maltier style of IPA and isn’t bad for what it is. It’s very cloudy orange w/ a foamy head and a good deal of intricate lacing. It smells pretty nice w/ a good dose of sweet orange and some floral tones as well. This is a bit on the sweet and syrupy side w/ some crackery malt character and a good deal of resinous bitterness in the finish. This is the kind of beer that lets you know for sure you are drinking something a bit bigger and stronger than normal. I kind of prefer things on the lighter side but this works OK overall.
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light copper with small white head. Aroma of light citrus and malt. Medium body, medium hop bitterness with a harshness and astringency, malt, and a bitter finish.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
West Coast IPA with medium thick, egg white, irregular, lacing head and lightly hazy, deep and warm ’old gold’ colour, paler than usual for an IPA. Dank and very elegantly hoppy but also malty aroma of yellow grapefruit, fragrant lime blossom, lemon grass, toasted bread, cereals, raw beans, fresh flowers, bitter honey, overripe mango and plantain, spruce needles, butter, hint of meadow grass, faint hint of bubblegum almost like in a Belgian IPA. Crisp and clean fruitiness, sweet apricot and pineapple hints, very light umami flavour of green olives somewhere, minerally hints, bit resiny and smooth mouthfeel, very grainy and lightly bready maltiness in the middle almost like a pale lager but without the corn and more pronounced with a very subtle toasted edge; finishes in the expected long, dry and oily hop bitterness, very floral and citrus peel-like, piney, tonic water and bitter honey, very aromatic but bittering as well, almost stopping the malt sweetishness to come through without becoming too abrasive. Well-executed, interesting IPA tilted to the more malty side but still with an expressive, pleasant, ethereal and sufficiently powerful hop character; the balance between malts and hops is admirable.
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow with fluffy head. Has a strange aroma with some green hop and fruity sugary notes. Hop bitterness is strong but not overpowering. There’s a creamy malt feel to it.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into my Waikiki’s hotel glass -- It wasn’t an overly aromatic IPA, but it was a solid drinking beer. I enjoyed the entire bottle.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
24/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: V/2016 (2015-1123)
Clear deep blond beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet ripe summer fruits, bit malty, caramel, marzipan. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, very fruity, citrus, ripe mango, pineapple, passion fruit. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, resinous touch, caramel malts underneath all that bitterness, still lots of exotic fruits, grapefruit, citrus. Wow, what a beer!
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of sweet malts with a slightly overripe fruity sensation. Taste is dried apricots with pineapple, mango and a slight herbal note. I guess this bottle may have been a bit tired from the trip overseas?