hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fresh bottle of anything from Emersons is a rare find indeed in Brisbane, but I am glad I found this little gem.
Not much to look at, hazy coppery amber with hardly any head. The aroma - wow - plenty of fruity hop presence manifesting mainly as passionfruit, with tinges of grapefruit finshing with a slight earthiness. Sweet malt with zingy citrus hops very well balanced in both flavour and bitterness. Pleasantly dry and bitter finish that lingers.
Medium mouth with low carbonation that works very well. Goes down very easily. Has to be the best IPA I have found in Australia so far.
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
To get me all a flutter all a brewer has to do is get it right. This was an absolute gem. Aside from the few on the list, I donít think the Emersonís brewery could put a single foot wrong. This was balanced, well-crafted, tasty and yet subtle, and unbelievably refreshing. Poured a deep orange amber, quite bright, with small speckles of yeast sinking down whilst tiny, intermittent bubbles raised lazily towards a massive, well conditioned, rocky white crown that lasted to web thin rings down the glass. Quite subtle in aroma with some floral írose petalí and perfumy hops, tangy citric fruits and a splash of toasted malt and sherry (?). Pine-nuts, sweet malt and grapefruit start it off as I took in its smooth, lightly carbonated and absorbingly pleasant mouthfeel. A few ever hastened sips later and I was worried it wouldnít last as the fruity esters took hold giving it a quenching, yet well rounded presence, and a late bitterness that seemed lost long into the swallow with some more soft fruits just ended it with precision and absolute drinker satisfaction. A lovely IPA, obviously. Prost!!! (50cL, BBE Sepí 2007)
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. yeast at the bottom. Orange amber colour with great white head. Aroma of fresh fruit and citrus. Great flavour of hops and little sweetness from the malt. Overall a very nice IPA.
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange coloured with a huge and lasting off white head.
Aroma of malts, fruits and hops.
Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, citrus and hops.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy amber with a small, but collapsing, beige head. Heavy carbonation. Hoppy nose. Rather light body with a touch of caramel malt. Quite dry and dominated by the aroma hops also leaving some bitterness. Very accessible IPA, but not overly thrilling. 121105
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color. A crazy head exploded out of the bottle and fill up half up the glass. Looks like whipped eggwhites. Flavor is mild and hoppy with a controlled bitterness.
KŚstŚ (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light copper coloured ber with a small off white head. The aroma is lightIPA hoppy. However, the taste is not as hoppy as most IPAs. It is a well produced beer.
vanvenlo (1200) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dec 2004 - Fruit hop aroma. Clear orange-gold colour with good head. Foral hop and light malt flavour. Middle mouthfeel, clingy hop aftertaste and a grassy finish.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely hop aroma, grapefruit, sweetish, flowers, very nice. Hazy orange to amber colored body, dense medium white head, perfect appearance. Good hop flavor, grapefruits, ends medium bitter, some underlying malt sweetness. Very good IPA.
omhper (19218) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Bottled. Hazily amber, rich, firm head. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Sweet and firmly malty with rounded mouthfeel. Very aromatic with notes of curacao and flowers as well as caramel. Medium bitterness. Excellent!