AdiBeer (2189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: pine, resin, caramel and bread malts, some citrus. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: fruitiness continues though does not intensify, malts again, some grass, floral notes. Overall: very interesting IIPA, almost like an imperial version of an English-style IPA. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
mezr (60) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle, its color is a stunning amber. A really beautiful beer with a moderate white head. The aroma is citrus, pine, and a little more floral than other IPAs. I was expecting more pine, and that disappointed when it wasn’t met. But in fairness, it’s not really a detriment to this beer at all. Lightly bitter, and moderately sticky, it leaves light lacing on the glass. Definitely a first-rate beer, but it left me wanting just a little bit more on most measures. Again, I don’t mean this as a negative. Rather, it was quite good, but I felt it was just missing being great.
Fashawn (439) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gli Americani direbbero "top Notch", probabilmente. Birra oro antico, con qualche velatura di arancio, nel bicchiere è bella e pulita, con una testa bianca compatta e persistente. L’aroma si apre una ventata di note agrumate : Arancia, scorza di Limone, soprattutto mandarino direi. Un po’ di frutta acerba, e leggermente in sottofondo note di basilico, verdi, quasi "resinose", ma appena percettibile. Pulita al naso, in bocca porta una leggerissima base maltata, subito seguita da una componente acerba, come nocciolo di pesca e melone cantalupo. Pioggia di agrumi anche in bocca, che si mescolano appena alla componente di basilico avvertita al naso. Bilanciata, è una birra soprendentemente bilanciata. Cremosa, quasi liscia, ha poche bollicine ed una bella secchezza finale. Il retrogusto porta più note resinose che agrumate, ma entrambe sembranos entirsi. Estremamente ben fatta, non mostra mai l’alcool dichiarato.
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 8 months old. Clear copper in colour with fluffy white head. Aroma mainly malty sweet, low aroma notes (mind the age): pine, resin and some citrus. In taste medium sweet, resiny and sweetness is countered rapidly by big bitterness, which is short, heavy and very smooth. Medium body, soft carbonarion. Great beer, I’d love to try it fresh.
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright golden, clear with drops of visible carbonation and a decent contrasting white cap. Nose is brisk minty over piney, grapefruit, narrow bright malt and candied clementine. Initial taste is flickers of pine and syruppy pineapple with a jump start of bitterness. Juiciness has a bit of stage fright and this dry, minerally richness takes the opportunity. Carbonation is firm, mouthfeel stern but crisp enough. Finishes oddly dewy, gooseberry then a bit more greasy mint grapefruit it on the linger.
Bottle, Beets, Leith
likeatrainwreck (179) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, aggressive IPA. Pours clear amber with a white lacing head. Strong pineapple, grapefruit on the nose, flavour follows suit. Aggressive bitterness, but balanced really well with a good malty backbone. Easy drinking, with a nice dry herbal bitter finish. Top quality stuff.
MayumiH (421) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home alone. Solid. Strong. Tasty. Top notch beer. Hopidy hop hop.
pilgrimoutlaw (867) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours copper with off white head. Orange, pine, resin, earth, herbs. High bitterness, light sweetness. Full, crisp body. Trailing bitterness.
chriszfat (34) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours medium amber from a bomber. Slightly malty aroma. Starts and middle is malty as advertised and drinks less boozy than the 9.5 would suggest. Citrus hoppy finish, solid beer. Usually don’t care for doubles as much.
JohnRMurdoch (3854) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Orange amber, good head. Sweet grain resin malt aroma. Sweet cloying orange malt flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy malt aftertaste. I know this is a good exapmle of this sort of beer but it isn’t really my sort of beer.