RW80 (544) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33 cl botle
Appearance: Light amber with a medium white foamy head, leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Earl grey (Bergamot +herbs) on a malty backbone with some citric and floral hops pushing the bergamot furher upfront.
Taste: Huge bermaot aste upfront (very refreshing) followed by other citric and herbal tones by the tea, some biscuit tones in addition, which work lovely with the palate. Finish is bitter and longlsasting with quite some tanine, floral and citric taste.
Medium body and average carbonation
A masterpiece and a great idea to combine theearl grey bergamot taste wih a solid IPA.
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful cloudy golden / orange orangeale with a fine foam. Bitter and violent hoppy with notes of grass and taste of dry tea.
Kristall-König (2191) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Festival der Bierkulturen 2014. Geruch Zitrone, Tee. Start Schwarztee-Aromen, Bergamotte bis in die Mitte ziehend. Abgangs Apfelsine, bitter, Schwarztee. Gut.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pinkish golden color. Orange, lemon, bergamot and tea in the aroma. Tea leaves, bergamot and citrus on the leavy bitter flavor. Herbal bitter finish. The earl grey works out fine in the aroma, but less so in the flavor.
DutchMark (131) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good ipa. Nice opague orange colour with a creamy head. Flavor is well balanced and quite bitter. There is some ripe fruit and a hint of tea. The finish is long dry bitter.
bartlebier (1540) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
¿Bottle/keg? (keg pour, with bottle labels available?) pour@FdB Köln 2014. Massive amount of bergamot and black tea upfront, masking anything else I got from it at the served temperature and pouring size. Hops in taste overwhelmed by again that Earl Grey, one of my favourite teas, that however carries its own dosage of oils and acids, masking more subtle hop oil nuances here I felt. Reminiscent of homemade dryhopped ice tea experiments, with more (&expert) body. Black tea astringent finish, consistent in its approach, just a bit too austere for me.
Camons (5648) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Voldby Tasting. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, grassy hops, herbs, tea. Flavor is malt, grassy hops, herbs, tea, notes of citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 280514
Niller (552) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Voldby. Pours amber with a creamy white head. Bitter flavor of fruits, spice, citrus, hops and lots of Earl Grey. Medium carbonation. Nice medium bitter finish. Very tasty IPA. Nice.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure who invented this, adding tea to (ipa) brews, but it’s an innovation I certainly dig. Fresh aroma with herbal, leafy, cold tea and light malts all mixing to an appealing and nonstandard mix. Taste is great too, giving you some tannin dryness that accentuated the fresh hops and improve the mouth of feel, especially in the ending. Yum! (33cl bottle from SpeciaalBierPakket)
hermanw7 (28) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma: not as much tea as expected, but it’s there. Hops, some orange and other citrus fruits. Appearance: Light amber with a medium white foamy head. Taste: citrus fruits, lots of tea and hops, especially in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, and medium carbonation. Definitely a well balanced IPA!