Idiosynkrasie (4815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Crystal clear amber colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Cautious hoppy aroma with unspecific fruitiness, red berries at most, maybe watermelon and pineapple in homoeopathic application rate. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, dry hoppy overtones with hints of pineapple, pine, a very cautious touch of lemon zest; dry, minimally woody and chalky finish. Harmonious, well-behaved, an IPA for wussies.
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a white small head. Aroma of caramel malts, English hops and some grainy notes. Flavour of caramel malts, some honey, mild citrusy notes, grassy bitterness and gooseberries. Some metallic notes as well. Harsh mouthfeel. A sweet and malty IPA. Very British.
SlackerMads (2059) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before 2/2015. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized off white head. Citrus, herbal, grass, dark berries, light bread, grain. Light/medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Crisp finish, easy drinking.
jesperhammer (3456) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
03-JUL-2014, @draft Union Jacks (Jamie Oliver) in Covent Garden.
Clear golden with low off-white head. Weak aroma. Taste is malty and hoppy. More malty than hoppy actually. Fruit, spice, citrus. Sweet with a touch of bitterness. Not an IPA.
timchatt (3) - - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really pleasantly surprised to find this slightly malty strongish beer. IPA is the rage but this isn't following a trend. Nice, well balanced and great with a curry.
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Zeera in South Shields. I ate alone. They put me in the centre of the room like an exhibit. The meal was really delicious. Naga chillies but used correctly so that it had all the flavour without a totally dominant spice. It’s been a while since I had a curry that good. The beer was alright too. Acted as a good foil to the curry.
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, fruit. Flavour is hop, pine, vegetables, pine, fruit, malt. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
daniele (6400) - ITALY - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden medium head light citrus zest note blackcurrant good dryness some woody medium bitterness godd drinkability
Beer4000 (5044) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, dark golden body with a light off-white head. Mild but nice aroma of malt and citric fruit. Flavor is mild as well, soft, sweet light malt with a rather discreet fruitiness and low bitterness. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. I choose to ignore the fact that this is supposed to be an IPA, as otherwise this is actually a quite nice, clean British style session beer. Nothing extraordinary rally, but tasty and balanced in a modest way with no off flavors.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a small, dense, off-white head of moderate size. Some lacings. The aroma is weak, with a light fruityness. Not much malts to be detected. The flavor has some bitterness, a faint touch of toffee, and a biscuity maltyness. Medium body, quite dry, with a decent carbonation level. Bitter finish. Pretty boring this one, not much IPA-ish. 140110