Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrrus, some fruity notes and malt. FLavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.
daniele (4888) - 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
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber, frothy head. Fruityish caramel, some toffee. A bit boring, actually, did not make me curious at all.
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a solid head and aroma of delicious citrus hops. Flavour has a strong Citra note and balancing malt. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Finish s a bit soupy with the hop and malt mix.
Beer4000 (4322) - 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.
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Hazy amber with a fast fading white head; resinous hop aroma; thick and buttery in the mouth with a piney hop flavour and a touch of honey giveing some sweetness; the finish is slightly rasping and peppery at first then mellowing to give a sustained grassy bitterness.
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with hints of spice and other fruits. Taste is a malty sweetness up front with a pleasing citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a tasty and easy drinking IPA which would make a good session ale.
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Waitrose in Lincoln. Gold, shortlived white head and fine condition. Muted hop resin and fruit in the nose, soft and sweet in the mouth with a subdued hop bitterness and a faint suggestion of chocolate, short chalky bitter finish with hop resin lingering briefly.
DutchDrebus (3469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to joes. Clear orange to amber with a small white head. Smells hops, fresh. Tastes very bitter, hoppy, floral. Medium body, nice carbo.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My second IPA of an evenings tasting at home on 8th Oct 2012: 33cl bottle, best before 5th Apr 2013. Poured carefully into a ’Yuengling’ stemmed tulip (twice) just because I can!
Pale amber body: clear with a poor head/wisp covering from the start.
Mixed hop bag in the nose: floral, fruity, earthy and spicy, add some citrus notes too. Orange blossom with lemon juice squeezed onto them, a bucket of apples with soil infused: my nose is good tonight!
The taste is also a strange flavour of non-bittering hops: this is indeed a ’Curious IPA’, it may well be intensely hopped but it doesn’t have that bitter, dry feel most ’over hopped’ IPA’s usually have. I would never have said this was an IPA unless I’d seen the bottle it came from.
A lot better than I expected: especially when I saw who actually brewed it. If it had produced a decent head it would have scored a lot heavier.