shaynsawchuk (651) - Mississauga, Ontario, - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tercio. Pours a cloudy pale straw with a thick white head. True to the European IPA style, all the pine, grapefruit and lanolin without the crushing sugar or body of it’s American counterpart. Clean, crisp and pleasantly bitter.
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another micro brewery from Spain, where the craft beer revolution has been exploding in the past years. Tasted in 5.4% ABV version. "International pale ale" with moussy, off-white, medium thick, lacing head consisting of rather large bubbles, not very stable; colour is a lightly hazy yellow blonde with a suspension of powdery yeast in the ’heart’ of the glass, leading to a cloudy appearance with deposit, but still light and yellowish and therefore still looking attractive. Delicate and quite strong, ethereal aroma of lemon blossom, lime zest, white grape peel, melting butter, ripe starfruit, artisanal cider, freshly toasted bread, acacia honey, lemon balm, peppermint leaves, biscuit, cake and pineapple, even something faintly smoky (cigarette tobacco), very fragrant and refined. Taste is crisp and delicate, with a finely tingling, almost prosecco-like carbonation, dryish, fruity with hints of green kiwi, fresh cucumber, gooseberries and apple peel, all very ’light’ but vivid and elegant; a minerally accent builds a bridge to the middle phase, continuing the crisp fruit sourishness over a lean, light pale malt body, a bit grainy and only very restrainedly sweetish, leading to a delicately hoppy, very floral, fragrant finish with just the right amount of bitterness, not overpowering the light pale male sweetishness; dry finish, a bit yeasty, more so and even ’powdery’ with the deposit, aromatically and lightly bittering hoppy with some of the maltiness subtly creeping through. This is a very elegant, delicate little beer, almost ’feminin’ in its behaviour, with a lovely lemon blossom fragrance to it rather than the sometimes overpowering sweetness of orange or mandarin you’ll find in many other IPAs. I guess its hop profile is strong and aromatic enough to deserve the IPA typification, but it has some traits of APA as well. In any case a subtle, refined summer ale, perfectly fit for a warm Sunday afternoon in July.
josanguapo (199) - SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From hipercor. In Duvel glass. While waiting my daughter to finish Cenicienta 3 before taking her to sleep. Great, great, great hops flavor and very refreshing. A bit dull in flavor
Acid303 (445) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33cl adquirida en el corte inglés. Se sirve en vaso Shaker. Vierte dorado levemente turbio con un dedo de espuma blanca. En nariz en seguida llegan las frutas con naranja muy marcada. El sabor se completa con notas de pino, no parece existir el toque tropical. Buen equilibrio malta-lúpulo, notorio en el paladar. Cuerpo y carbonatación en su punto. Una buena IPA.
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Turbia, amarilla clara. Aroma a hierbabuena muy marcado. Poco cuerpo y en boca, aunque el sabor es muy diferente y marcado, se desvanece rápido. Le falta cuerpo. Pero es refrescante y especial. Merece ser probada.
Pistacho (47) - SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bar El Naranjo de Bulnes (Lavapies Artesana Week 2015). Not my first time with this one. Good "not so session" APA (not really an IPA). Constant quality brewery.
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hipercor. Slightly hazy pale yellow coloured with a white head. Nose is light malty, caramel, grassy. Flavour is caramel malts, citric, light flowery. High carbonation. Light bodied. Short finish.
cagou007 (505) - FRANCE - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy pale yellow with thin white head. Nose is hoppy. Aromas are pine resin, lemon and grass. Lively lively carbonation, light body. Medium sweet citrusy finish.
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Imanol (4) - - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cerveza de aromas cítricos con leves matices de sabor a lupulo y muy refrescante perfecta para tomar en una terraza con solecito
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at a big tasting. Fruity smell with some light hops. Similar taste. High carbonation. A bit rough in both taste and smell. Rough mouthfeel.
KeefOz (1115) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 9/4/15 at Toledo, Spain. BB Nov 2015. Poured a cloudy honey golden colour with a two-finger white open foam head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation very low and fine. A few yeast floaters noted. Aroma of very nice citrus (strong lemon) hops with a hint of passion fruit/tropical fruits. Taste of passion fruit/tropical fruit and spices; very nice moderately strong hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Finishes with a lingering spicy bitterness. Not too bitter, just right and nice. A refreshing change from macro-brewed lagers. A good IPA. The best Spanish beer tasted to date.