trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Lectvay. Pours reddish dark orange with large foamy beuge head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter hoppy caramel taste, full body, abrupt finish with caramel aftertaste. Nice hoppy red ale.
ShivanDragon (3157) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Bottleshare avond met @MaartenRF10
500ml, schenkt rood/bruin met witte kraag. aroma van zoete caramel, hop en den, smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, redelijk gehopt, caramel, kruidig, volle smaak, zacht en glad, goede afdronk, redelijk typische granigheid in de smaak zoals veel voorkomend in een Amerikaanse Barley Wine
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber pour, with decent head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and roasted nuts. The taste is what you’d expect from the smell, with caramel slightly overwhelming, followed by roasted pecans, almonds and a very mild bitterness.Too sweet for my taste, but a decent brew for what it’s worth. Not sure this is an American IPA, though - it tastes more like a brown ale.
Brigadier (3510) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle
Part of a larger tasting, this "IRA" tilted the tables in a direction that seems more favorable for Double Mountain. While plenty of better IPAs exist it at least attempts to carve out its own niche instead of just going the route of "more extreme".
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown core shimmers despite absorbing most of the ambient light. A yellowish white head adds nice contrast. Caramel, citrus, and fresh malts meld into a focused but uninspiring profile that gets the message across in only a few seconds.
Flavor / Palate - Citrus and caramel center a passable IPA with a blend of East Coast and West Coast influences. Rather than just blasting one with bitterness it starts subtlety. A clean finish flows lazily to a balanced aftertaste of bright hops and citrus. This is your textbook "local IPA" that targets itself at those who want to buy local.
JefVerstraete (2809) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Geers. Red/brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of caramel, tropical fruit. Light bitter hoppy finish. Light notes of cardboard. Sweet and malty. Almost one year old. Too old maybe.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/23/14 (although it only hit the shelves somewhere this summer) (2015-1482) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear red beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: sourish, bit fruity, red berries. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, caramel, bit fruity, bitter, sourish touch. Aftertaste: hoppy, malty, caramel, banana, fruity finish. Not sure what to make of this. Probably age has hit it hard.
Marheb (4593) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(En fût à The Local Peasant): Des oranges confites et du thé noir dans un corps céréalier et moelleux. Tout est très propre, l’amertume confortable.
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27th September 2015
post Borefts train to Amsterdam. Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Caramel malts, slightly oxidised tasting. Tea. Mild floral bitterness. Overripe fruits. Airy finish. Mild bitter linger. Okay but tastes a little tired.
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Erwin! 500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim’s orgasmic Trillium tasting”. Bottled on 23/12/14. Okay so apparently this beer supports “The Cause”, I will refrain from commenting upon the “political choices” of this brewery and as such I will limit myself to only the taste etc. of the beer. Hazy amber, creamy off-white head. Nose is floral, yeasty, sugary, sweetish, fruity in an obvious ravaged by age IPA kind of way, floral, more sugar. Taste is thinned out IPA, exposing the base, sugary, faintly herbal, malty, brown sugar ,caramel, lightly floral,… Sweetish, thin, faded hops. Thinned out older IPA body. Obviously too old to properly judge. Distribution might be potentially to blame here since the guy who brought this apparently purchased this rather recently.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Very yeasty, malty smell, sweet, light bitter but I'm missing exotic fruits.