Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Six Des Abz. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is pine needles, orange peel, grapefruit, dough and orange sponge cake. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, resin, light alcohol, varnish, citrus peel and metallic twang with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent IPA.
elbernays (458) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from drinkstore. Pours cloudy amber with white foam head. Lemon, orange, peach, cabbage, dish water aroma. Strong caramel malt base with with mango and sharp bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel, nearly the syrupy feel but not quite. Strong carbonation, a little too much. A solid IPA.
Lawger (102) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite fresh aromatics with apricots, iron and mango. Some flowers and citrus hints in the background. Decently flavourful and round in the mouth. The finish starts out freshly fruity and slightly sweet but transforms into a dry and dusty bitterness which is still rather restrained.
Kavu (2182) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle @ St. Urho’s Pub. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts with plenty of fruits and some hops. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Well balanced. Good.
Rune (7948) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget Storheden. Deep dark golden body colour. Fair, off-white head. Spotty lacing. Aromas of dried fruits, wood, and caramel malts. Malt-fruity taste, grapefruit mixed with toffee and butter. Bittersweet ending. Fine bodied and smooth on the swallow. Likable (shared with djoeye, hotel room, Luleå 25.05.2014).
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden, sticky toffee, dry, bitter, some juicy hops, bitterness mostly obliterates anything else.
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden beer with an off white head, many lacings.
Aroma; smooth toffee malts, cheese, dried fruits, salty buttery notes, hints from paint.
Taste; buttery hops, toffee malts, dry plum peels.
Finishes with caramel malts, wood, lingering and nice.
(Brown btl 33cl 6.7% b@Systembolaget Storheden Luleå, shared w Rune @Park Hotel (Luleå) Su25May2014)
HopfenWeisse (1011) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From old backlog. Pretty decent IPA with full load hops in aroma and in taste also.
stoutnick (491) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel golden. Aroma is hops. Taste is lovely - bitterness and pine from the hops mixed with a caramel malt sweetness. Bitter finish. Lovely union of the hops and the malt. Good IPA.
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious Kiwi IPA that sets the benchmark for local brews of the style. Initial limited release was rightfully orders of magnitude oversubscribed and it has now become a year-round brew (much to the relief of beer lovers everywhere).