vanvenlo (1386) - 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 (20552) - 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!
DuffMan (7461) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another signature beer from Emersons. If their stuff wasnít $10 per bottle here in Perth, I would stock my fridge exclusively with it. As good an IPA as Iíve ever tasted (and there are some pretty piss ones in Canada). A little hazy on the pour, bright golden orange with a terrific lasting head. Lots of fruity hops on the nose, and a refreshing mouthful of flavour that finishes crisp and clean without erasing what youíve just tasted. On a hot Aussie day, give me this or the Pilsner by Emersons and Iíll be in heaven.
ozymanposs (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When fresh as good as any IPA on the palnet. Temperature is critical!!. Lightly chilled but not below 5 degrees. Just so tasty and the taste remains even an hour later. Gotta get more and more and more
highlandlad (1432) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once spent five days in Dunedin. It was raining when I arrived. It was raining when I left. And if it stopped raining at any point over those five days, I must have been asleep. Damn, itís a wet city. You need a decent beer to raise your spirits in that climate, and fortunately, they have a great brewer in Emersons. I wish their stuff was readily available in Australia because it wipes the floor with 99% of our stuff. This tangy IPA poured a cloudy tangerine colour with a 3cm souffle-like head that took an eternity to sag, leaving some clumpy lace. The aroma is highly hop-driven and zesty, with grapefruit notes, resin and faint toffee-like malt. Itís as smooth and lightly carbonated as the rest of their stuff. Itís more subtle on the tongue than the aroma suggested - light and malty initially, with a restrained tartness in the finish. Marginally under-hopped? Itís lip-smacking tasty but might benefit from a more defined finish. Minor criticism. This is a fine IPA, especially for this part of the world. (500ml bottle, International Beer Shop, Perth)
MiP (13997) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma has some flowery fruitiness. Some skub-op-is, lime? Cloudy dark copper colour. Small white head. Aromatic hoppiness in flavour, some maltiness. Dusty aftertaste.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a off-white head. Light sweet hoppy spicy aroma and a sweet hoppy citrus taste. Medium body and a light sweet bitter dry citrus finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Hoppy, light citric bitter aroma. Malty flavor with some bitter citric hops.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An unclear orange beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander - like a Wit bier?!? The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, but also quite spicy - with coriander standing out. The end is dry. Quite weird - a hoppy belgian ale? or is it because it was 6 months old or so, though still within the best before date.