AlchemikalGab (34) - Borgomanero (Novara), - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl Bottle @ home. deep orange in colour, with medium off-white head. Nose is awesome: peach, apricots, orange, other exotic fruits, flowers, just a hint of caramel, a little metallic [strangely pleasant] note comes out. Moderately bitter in the mouth, nice rounded body, not excesively thin but dangerously drinkable. Light carbonation. I love how this is completely american/south pacific in the nose but becomes more "british" in mouth and aftertaste.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couple of 330ml bottles from Arden Wines. Copper-amber piled with fine foam. Huge nose of lychee, blackcurrant, blackberry, red apple, coffee, liquorice and pollen. Filter coffee and berry base overlaid with guava, lychee, melon and blackcurrant hop notes. Zero distracting malt sogginess; some deep nutty hints. Top IPA in the (Belgian) Mikkeller mold with a cask-like fullness of body and showcasing fantastic new world fresh hop aromas and flavours.
kiwianer (2335) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body brown and cloudy. It smells hoppy-aromatic, nice. The taste is hoppy-aromatic, fruity, intensive. The aftertaste is short. 11/12/11/10/12/10
FatPhil (7511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (HBF2013, Saturday)
Super peachy aroma. Super fruity peach taste too. Massively drinkable. Classic modern IPA.
MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ HBF2013. Pours a hale amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma is exotic fruits: Mango, pineapple, karambola, no passion fruit though. Taste is dry, somewhat bitter, hop-forward, no trace of malt flavors. There’s mango, pineapple, grapefruit and passion fruit too. Straightforward. Palate is light, a bit juice-like, a lot of carbonation. Light and very pleasant. Could see quaffing this as a thirst quencher in hot weather.
ration (1656) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
200413. Tap at HBF, Tampere. Pour a clear copper with a small head. Aroma citrus, lemon. Slight bitter palate. Not Bad.
VastActiv (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at HBF 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and some malts. Quite fresh.
laiti (3937) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ HBF’13
Aroma is sweetish with strawberries, malty notes and resin. Flavour has hops, resiny notes and berries. Too much berries but not bad anyway.
tiong (2243) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ HBF 2013
Pours dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of exotic fruits, hops, hints of bubblegum and malts. Taste is sweetish and caramely with notes of exotic fruits, hops and bubblegum. Finish is caramely and hoppy with hints of soap and caramel. Okay amber ale.
olio (4092) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of hops, caramel and fruits. Flavour of hoppy fruits, caramel malts and goose berries.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ HBF2013. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, floral hops and berries. Flavour of sweet malts, caramel, floral hops, dough-like yeast and berries. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, floral and fruity finish. Good.