Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at The BrewDog Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, candy sugar and candy floss. Similar flavours with grassy hops and alcohol also. Mildly bitter with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering candy floss, musk sticks and strawberries.
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 21042012. Colour is clear copper with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
_angst_ (2621) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ The Rover. Pours tiny hazy amber with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while clinging to the glass leaving lots of thick sticky lacing. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with whole grain bread, dark grapes, golden syrup, resinous wood, overripe lemons, dark plums, caramel and subtle hints of moist moss and alcohol. Taste is is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and malty with dark rye bread, prunes, raisins in rum, resinous wood, moist soil, leather, dark honey, lemon balm, grape juice and straw. Mouthfeel is tiny round, slightly astringent, slightly oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter, herbal and fruity with dark bread, lemon balm, honey, prunes, raisins, moist soil and wood. Quite interesting...
Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is weak, malts with fruits. Flavor is malts, plenty of fruits and a pretty good amount of hops. Quite soft. Nice.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with an excellent white head. Juicy nectar and tropical fruits with biscuity caramel malt providing foundation. Big pine in the flavor. Medium body with a sweet resinous finish.
TheJestersBeer (2035) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, deep amber, with a white head.
Hoppy, spicy aroma, caramel, spruce, apricot, yeast, strawberries, passion fruit.
Off-dry, medium to fll bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, hoppy taste, spruce, malt, apricot, crushed strawberries (!), passion fruit, yeast, caramel. Feels a bit one dimensional, end quite sticky, with an aggressive bitterness. (2012-07-04)
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with a smooth medium head. Aroma English hops, grass. Sweet like an english ipa but not quite. Berries like. Meh.
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Craft. Orange red colour, quite clear, small off-white bubbly head, fades quickly. Aroma is medicinal, bit of deep heat, some apple, bit of cream, spice and strawberry. Taste is red fruits, bit of cinnamon spiciness, caramel, lots going on. Very strange, but pretty nice.
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap poured at Fountainheads. Nice fluffy white head; bright clear gold. Lemony and citrus hops are shining through on the aroma, with a touch of pine and earth. More subtle flavor, but still very hop forward with lemon, pine, and woodiness. Lighter fluffy body, and nicely bitter finish.
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This was a bit of let down given the price point. Not a great IPA.