edwardbass (621) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one grew on me to a degree. At first I thought the palate was missing depth, but after a few more sips I realized it filled in the depth reasonably well. This isn’t a great beer, but it is good. Aroma is dank. Color is a golden copper. It tastes of juicy tropical and citrus fruit, with a nice orange and citrus rind hops bitterness and a decent malt sweetness in the backbone. Not bad, really.
Brew_Cat (14) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from www.beer-shop.gr. Basically it’s Dark Horse’s Crooked Tree IPA using only Apollo hops. I bought it for sampling reasons in the first place, but it was a good choice after all. Small creamy off-white head, diminishing a bit after pouring into glass. Good lacing. Heavily particulate, cloudy body, dark amber to orange color. Average bread, cookie, caramel, toffee character. Dominant hop character, revealing herbal, flower, citrus peel, orange and lemon aromas. Hints of toffee, caramel and butterscotch taste. Light sweetness. Leaves a salty mineral finish, and dry/lasting hoppy aftertaste. I’m glad I gave it a shot.
hawanna (2560) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle
hay, grass, spruce, citrus, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
angelkostvo (830) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color, stuff floating inside, small off white head. Aroma of red apples, watermelon, grass and honey. Taste is light bitter, light sweet, slightly tart. Light to medium body, thin to slick texture, average carbonation.
Douberd (3056) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Dark Horse Ollopa Eert Dekoorc) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 6.5%
Dark golden orange colour on a clear body, tall and thick off-white head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing behind.
Grassy hops on the aroma, apples, bubblegum, weak aroma but smells nice.
Taste is nothing extreme, drinks good though. More apples especially on the finish, maybe some pineapple. Pretty faint flavour all in all but there is something in there that makes you go back for another sip. Mildly bitter with good duration on the aftertaste.
Medium body, carbonation towards the low side.
Okay I’d say.
rouhlas (775) - GREECE - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Clear golden amber color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, piney, bubblegum, light grassy, light caramel. Sweet and bitter taste, light citrusy and piney, caramel. Medium oily with soft carbonation.
VeinAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of floral hops, pine, slight alcohol, roasty and woody. Very mild flavor profile this can be expected of single hop spin-offs. The Sweet and bitter are both quite delicate and struggle to mask the abv. Appearance is opaque gold, great really glad that dark horse did the IPA sampler. Edit: please take the time to upturn your bottle and gently dislodge the yeast sediment that had accumulated on the bottom of the bottle, this really defines my experience.
Countbeer (5127) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml): Served in a Shaker at 13 degrees Celsius:
Small creamy head. Hazy amber colored beer with some chunks floathing.
Aromas of hops, gruits, hop fruits, light caramel, some herbs and a creamy tint.
Flavours of hops, hop fruits, grapefruit, apricot, light mango, bitters, herbs, grass, some yeast, light dust. Pretty tasty!
Aftertaste is a mix of grass, hops and herbs with a very light fruity edge.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16/XII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - bottled: VII/30/14 (2014-1514) Thanks to Bene for picking this one up for me!
Clear amber orange beer, big irregular creamy frothy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit sweet, jam, malty, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty sweet and sugary start, forest fruit candy, dark fruits, syrupy, bit sourish, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, some green banana, red fruit jam, bit sourish, caramel malts, sweet finish.
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cuivrée, col fin blanc disparaissant assez vite.
Arôme aux notes houblonnées, petit filament huileux accompagné d’un bouquet fleuri et légèrement fruité tirant vers les agrumes.
Palais est malté avec un rappe de caramel sur un houblonné assez US. Entre fruité et fleuri. Le tout garde un léger côté résineux avec un fini amer tirant sur les agrumes et une légère pointe orangée.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.