JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Ridgewood Wine & Beer, Raleigh. Thick pour, dark orange and creamy looking, quite potent. Malts and tea in the nose, almost like a downshifted Double Bastard. Body was a little odd, somewhat oily in places, gritty in others (especially the finish). Excessive tea and grass in the flavors, making the beer seem a bit too disjointed overall.
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, very fine & dense yellow-cream head, turning fluffy over well-carbonated, fully hazy amber beer. Punch of beautiful C-hops, citrussy; cakey background with waffle syrup; dry hopbales. Some dark malts, (chocolate)cake or waffles, and a hoppy-bitter-citrussy finish. Dark fruit too, as slighlty unripe black plums; breadcrust. Feels quite carbonated, viscous and (hop)oily. At least medium bodied. Quite good balance, the hopoverdose notwithstanding. Nice one. Let it be bitter - I always preferred Lisdoonvarna on Roskilde anyway...
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A brownish copper color with a big tan head. A fruity hop aroma with a nice malt base and finish. Thanks to Brent for this birthday beer.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Keg at Craft Beer Co., 26/04/12). Translucent, hazy orange-brown. Light, persisting, off-white/greenish head, good lacing. Light carbonation. Fresh, green hop aroma, slight tropical fruit, tangerine, floral, light toffeeish malt, nice. Taste - Nice balance, quite fruity, grape, tangerine, some tropical fruit, caramellish malt, not too sweet. Short, light, dry finish and some slight, lingering tropical fruit flavours. Medium body, quite frothy on the tongue, slight astringent. A good hoppy, fruity ale, balanced, retaining some of the bitterness you’d expect and not cloying with too much sugariness like some american-style IPAs can be.
Scopey (5295) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours cloudy amber, with a thick beige head. The nose is resin, caramel sweetness, pine and brown bread. The nose is resin, pine, grapefruit, caramel, brown bread, raisin, currant, raw hop and a touch of metal, with a long, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice.
evergreen0199 (1752) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A dark red/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, caramel aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, fruity, slightly sweet with some caramel. Very enjoyable, my first Evil Twin beer.
nbutler11 (1263) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at AZ Wine. Pours a gorgeous amber color with a think beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Smells awesome--like a bag of hop pellets. Tastes sharp on the front of the palate, like salt, and finishes with caramel and chlorophyll. Memorable, if not a bit strange.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle - pours deep red amber with a medium persisting egg-shell white head. Subtle aroma’s of orange peel, grapefruit and chocolate; some vanilla as well. Medium body with medium bitterness and dryness in the end.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Recent bottle from Lakeview Liquor, Chicago. A Danish style ale, also well hopped by American style citrus orange hops. juicy orange hops on the finish that contains some sweetness. Decent drinkability, but still overpriced. Cloudy. A tad above average mouthfeel.
BenH (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Looks great, dark red with a thick yellow head. Aroma is intense, very resinous, some raisins, toffee, figs and pine. Taste is also very resinous, toffee, pine, slightly biscuity. Full bodied and fairly bitter. I didn’t want this to finish. One of the best amber ales I’ve had