CacheManyHose (183) - HONG KONG - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Q Club. Cloudy amber-tan with huge fluffy tan dense off-white head and sudsy legs. A lot of sediment at the bottom. Smells of sweet malt, maple syrup, very resinous hop. Tastes quite bitter. Hops are slightly floral but dominated by piney resin. Slight almost plastic taste. Medium-to-thick body, quite slick with some foaminess. Overall very bitter and resinous - I expected more citrus and floral flavours given the Citra, Cascade and Amarillo hops - but not bad.
HKdIPA (240) - HONG KONG - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Translucent copper pour (some sediment). Aroma is apple juice and a bit Belgian. Taste is similarly Belgian yeasty and plasticky (that hop flavor I dislike). Slight lasting bitterness. Okay but wouldn't get again.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, yeast, sweat, malts, pine. Bitter flavour, malts, yeast and hops. Quite dry, finish hops, malts and straw.
(from 33cL bottle @ Van Moll)
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangish amber and cloudy. Lots of fruity aroma and flavor, mostly peach and tangerine. Some bready finish.
Tselloufc88 (134) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Yeasty aroma of peach, fruity funk and some tropical fruits. Yeasty initial flavour, definitely a more belgian style IPA. Taste is also of some peach. This is good and fairly interesting. Smooth.
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is zesty fruit, taste is light, bitter and fruity.
Burgers (323) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber, gushing white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste slightly more bitter than sweet. Oily mouthfeel. Finishes quite short.
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
300ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Spicy zingy aroma. Orange, small head. Slightly soapy hop taste, but a nice bitter bite. Peachy body. Good balance between sweet malts, aromatic, and bitter hops. More a hoppy (dutch) bock than an IPA?
Stefanos (92) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gashed when opened. Orange, clear, large but frothy head, minimal lacing. Great aroma of tropical fruit (mango, maracuja, pineapple, banana), Whether aroma is sweet, the taste is rather bitter in a herbal way. It is bit over-carbonated, and finish is quite long. But very nice beer, nevertheless.
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours hazy amber, near-gushing, needed a couple of glasses to contain it. rocky white head. Big Citra aroma, orange, grapefruit, ripe mango, light yeasty zing too. Taste is more big fruit flavours, then caramel sweet at the back. Medium body, oily texture. Finishes quite sweet. Nice.