espenra (797) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Orange colour with a small head. Aroma has notes of farmhouse, yeast and some citrus. Flavour is much like the aroma. A tad sour like Brett with notes of farmhouse, bread, grass and citrus. Medium long aftertaste.
ej (527) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden clear with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and hints of resin.
Bitter and hmm.. bitter.. grassy notes and hints of citrus. Softly carbonated light body.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl @ Karhisma Birroteca (Piedimonte Matese - Caserta, Italy). A pale intense orange color introduce this beer, followed by a vigorous white and frothy foam that last surprisingly long. Even after minutes, it remains at the same level! Anyway. Aroma is fresh, fruity (kiwi, mango, pineapple, citrus, lime) and full of grass and pine in a combo that urges you to drink without any objection. So, let’s drink and prepare to enjoy tremendously. This beer has a balance rarely experienced before, among carbonation, bitterness and body. Any of that trait is completely right and doesn’t invade others; flavor is yeasty, dominated by citrus and surrounded by grassy and resinous notes with a little boozy sensation. Finish is harsh at the mouth sides, but on tongue as well; it lasts so much, with pink grapefruit, rhubarb and young leaves. Just a negative note, malt is really weak but that doesn’t give any watery character. Good one by Evil Twin for the fantastic and nice Roman friends. Lines on label in roman dialect, quoting a Trilussa - popular Roman poet - poem named "All’ombra" deserve a 0.1 point in addition!!! :)
tabernae (175) - Latina, ITALY - JAN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color arancio, con una bella schiuma lunga, al naso non prevalgono aromi particolari, leggeri sentori erbacei, un filo di caramello. in bocca però migliora e a fine sorso rimane quel bel sapore di luppolo associato ad una secchezza del palato. anche quel ruttino finale al sapor luppolato non è niente male.
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle. Cloudy deep orange color, white too big head: it was unstoppable, a bottling issue for sure. Evil Twin (and de molen also) must improve this aspect of its line; not the first time i run into it. Anyway... lemony, grassy aroma with some herbal, onion notes, quite weak or not so strong as you expect it. On the palate the TH results a lot bitter but not very aromatic. long bitter finish. Quite carbonated, medium sticky mouth-feel.
If you think at its style, the hops alpha acid is correct, but it seemed to me very unbalanced anyhow, tending to be almost an IPA. It’s not easy to brew pale ale in the IPA’s age, and the alpha king should be considered the exception, not a reference.