BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell: hops ’n malts, watery, dry, bitter, oranges
taste: hops, carrots, lychee, skunky malts, bitter, watery, dry end
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, floral and grassy hops and quite strong maltyness. Flavour is fruity, quite grassy bitterness as well as quite a quite malty body.
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (bottled 12/2009, #341)
Deep orange color, good white cloudy head, lace. Woody, grassy, fruity hoppyness. Medium-bodied. Grassy, juicy, grapefruity flavor. Solid American style IPA.
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity light malty hoppy floral citrus aroma. Sweetish fruity malty caramel flavor with some citrus hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear orange, smooth offwhite to white head.
herbal spicy hoppy, flowery earthy aroma, hay.. still elegant and interesting.
flavor is hay, flowers, herbal, hops bitterness, sweet but balanced mild soft malty base. Beer reminds me of small-scale rural craft beers like bøgedal and fuglebjerggaard, but this brew is a lot more delicate and "whole". If it gets too hot it seems to get a bit of "biere de garde" notes too. I don’t think You will want to drink this one above 12 celcius. Bottle recommends 10.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, 0,75l) Hazy amber, huge head. Fresh, grassy-lemony nose with pale-caramely maltiness. Flavor is quite bitter and herby with a fresh hop taste and no such ashiness or cat pee as in the Sladek. Medium body, slightly foamy. A nice and balanced, fresh IPA. 4635
thebeertourist (4667) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Man van Drank, Rotterdam. Pours hazy orange with a smallish head. Nice fruity hop aroma, hints of orange zest. Tastes quite bitter with orange zest like hoppiness leading the way, but also with some toffee in the finish. State of the art IPA.
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from www.erzbierschof.ch - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a robust and long lasting pale beige foam; nice lace; slightly buttery with notes of almonds and flowers; moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel; medium-bodied and with a fair bitterness; the finish is almondy with plenty of hop presence - very pleasant
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours light hazy orange-amber with a great, creamy, white head. Great duration, lovely lacings. Great fruity aroma, some floral notes, apricot, oranges, red apple. Sweetish malts in the background. A slight peppery touch. Medium carbonation, great creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is relatively sweet, lots of malty backbone. The hops are light bitter, taste of flowers and fruit. Fair dryness in the end. Not that much bitterness actually. Extremely drinkable, though. Apricot, grapefruit, roses and a slight spicy, elderflower note. Very nice.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An overly yeasty IPA that is no very sessionnable. An ok beer at best.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed very fresh the day after purchase in Amsterdam
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is yeasty and hoppy and blends oranges, citrus and pine tree. Taste has cake malts, honey, caramel, yeast and banana notes leading to a moderately hoppy finish with oranges, pine-tree, citrus. Medium bitterness. Overall chewy sensation. Something about the strong yeast presence makes this one feel dirty and not highly drinkable like an IPA should be. Just decent. A lot of European IPAs are just like that, very yeasty, not clean, not crisp. Not something I appreciate in an IPA. That’s not how we make IPAs where I come from. Or maybe I think I know it all because I’m a French-Canadian. But it could be worse. I could be French-French.