Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Collaboration between two of the most creative Dutch breweries, with stable, sticky, snow white head and misty orange blonde colour. Very, very hoppy aroma, tonic water, grapefruit peel, grass, unripe peach; taste begins with a dryish, subdued fruitiness, citrus, immediately overpowered by an extremely strong, peppery, resinous, spicy hop bitterness which lingers in mouth and throat for a very long time. Challenging, but I had many better balanced examples in this style.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, hops, some raisins. Bitter flavour, sweet malty. Bitter finish with sweet sultana raisins. Aged nicely for an IPA, I’d say.
(33cL bottle @ Café Buitenlust, Oirschot)
Lowenbrau (1941) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Courtesy or Urbain from Struise. Although it has beeen bottled 3 years ago still pretty decent IPA. Some sweetness, mild bitter, druity, pours quite clear, golden, medium body.
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Yellow-orange with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit, yeast and light citrus. The flavor is similar with some biscuit malt, pepper, wheat, alcohol and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pale hazy brown beer with a small offwhite head. Malty, dried dark fruits aroma. Fruity, malty and hoppy flavour.
rlgk (10534) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Hazy deep golden beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, a bit roasted, toffee notes, some rubber, grapes, some citrus. Somewhat citrid hop flavor, grapes, grapefruit, perfume notes, pine needles, bready, caramel notes. Actually quite nice to be an IPA far from fresh. Metallic notes, floral and a bit herbal. Hoppy finish with caramel and some spicy notes. Better than I thought it would be.
AdamJackson (2609) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted Blind at a tasting party in Gent
A - no head. Little layer of bubbles. Dark yellow / light brown. SRM of 10
S - big caramel and roasted pistachio. Huge honey and then candy corns. Slight vanilla. Cheese
T - Taste is pretty different. Old hops. Hop profile is sort of gone. candy corns reminds me of the old urthel hop it I had but one that was long past it’s prime.
M - 50/50 carbonation. Medium body. Terrible faded hop after taste.
O - 60/100. Okay smell bad taste. Okay appearance. "I think it’s a barley wine. Nope. It’s a Dutch IPA a year old"
yngwie (13567) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. The aroma is citrusy and piney, with a little maltyness in the back. The flavor has a nice bitterness, supported by pine cones, citrus peel and some peaches. Malt flavors are present, but left in the back. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A fine bitterness in the end. A quite lovely beer, especially flavor wise. 110916
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear golden color with small foam, grassy bitter aroma with citrus, herbal flavor, smooth malt finish
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, herbs, florals, and grass. Flavor of citrus, resin, herbs, grass, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.