Martinus (4062) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, quickly dissipating white head, leaving some big bubbles. Aroma of hop, madeira, malt, honey, dried apricot and candied orange peel. Light sweet flavour, light bitter (for an IPA), some honey, malt and hop tones. Quite full body and lasting bitter finish.
Not bad, but I have the feeling this beer was better in the past, or has it aged so rapidly?
(From 33cL bottle @ home. Bottled on 06/06/12)
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Beautiful, cloudy, straw-colored with medium, rocky, white head. Epic fruity, hoppy aroma: grapefruit, apple, other citrus, some resin. Dry, heavy bitter taste. Creamy, texture, light to medium body, lively carbonation. Dry, fruity, bitter finish. This IPA has unbelivable fruity flavours, the Amarillo give its special aroma. The odor is amazing, and the beer is also very delicious. I like it very much. It’s interesting, that it’s not that bitter, moreover well balanced.
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF11
Golden. Medium white head.
Grassy and creamy with a lot of tropical fruits.
jercraigs (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-10-03. Hazy dark orange with a massive beige head after gushing a bit out of the bottle. 3+ Flavour is pleasant, dry yeasty mineral overtones. Sweet orange citrus, moderate to mild bitterness throughout. Light musty leafy hop touches in the finish have a not quite yeasty quality to them that feels familiar but I can’t place it. 7+ Mild aroma of musty citrus, light yeast character. Light dried grass touches. 7 Smooth effervescent average plus palate is a bit over carbonated but enjoyable. 3+ Tasty. Bottle at Volo dated 11/29/2011, Toronto.
philcross (13) - Kent, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got a orange to brownish cloudy beer, big frothy head.
Grapefruit in the smell, bread, lemon, grassy. Very grainy.
Taste is tropical fruit and a bitterness, bot not really meeting on nerves on the tongue. Dryness but levels out very smooth in the end.
kapusil (832) - HUNGARY - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. Hazy orange body with a huge white head. Citrusy, grassy hops, caramel and honey in the aroma. Taste is like the aroma: lots of citrusy, grassy hops with a caramely sweetness(actually it has lots of sweetness for an IPA). Very nice.
javiercrasher (219) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
La primera impresión es negativa, debido a la gran cantidad de espuma que hace eterna la espera hasta que desaparece y puedes degustarla. Color miel, espuma consistente y duradera. Aroma a frutas tropicales. Sabor amargo y cítrico.
Una gran cerveza, aunque con demasiada espuma.
minihame2 (293) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy light brown/orange colour and a thick, creamy off-white head. I like the aroma a lot. It’s fresh, has hops, grass and citrus notes. Quite soft instead of the sharp hoppy aroma some IPAs have. Taste is unfortunately a bit hollow and I was left missing some kind of a bite. There’s slight bitterness and a weak trace of hops. I kept waiting for the aftertaste to hit me but it never came. Mouthfeel is alright, light carbonation so it’s very easy to drink.
Overall, this was unfortunately a disappointment for me.
Jur (457) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home, from Mitra Beukenweg.
Pours slightly hazy, straw yellow. With copious amounts of thick white foam. Bready nose, with hints of saltwater taffy and pine.
Taste is full with European malts appearing first, followed by unmistakeable hops from the New World. Rolls through the mouth. Well balanced.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange colour; huge, long-lasting rocky head. Grapefruit juice, fresh pine and nectarine on the nose. Taste is faintly herbal, floral, and full of hop character and bitterness. Dry, spicy finish. High carbonation. Great!