Beer5000 (5052) - 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.
BlackHaddock (4920) - 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.
Idiosynkrasie (4906) - 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.
presario (4901) - 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.
reebtogi (4808) - 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.
DutchDrebus (4761) - 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.
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Wannsinchen / MiP bliver gammel. Pours slightly hazy darkish amber with small white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of citrus and malt and fruity touches. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of roast and caramel malt and fruity touches. Bitter aftertaste with citric and fruity hints. Okay.
rauchbier (3665) - 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.
jesperhammer (3488) - 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.
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013
May 2013 - cold bottle. Brassy orange brown colour, no head. Not much going on in the smell. Taste is quite unusual - metallic in a good way, some caramel and slightly smokey/earthy, a bit watery. (3.5)
Sep 2013 Bottle from Wholefoods Kensington. Drunk rating I’m afraid - so just giving the gist. Tastes like a lemony lager, metallic. Not good. (2.2). Average becomes 2.9