UXO (915) - CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: cloudy medium gold with a short eggshell head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tropical fruit and bready caramel, light citrus and pepper, some herbal. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (3/5)
I guess the biggest upside for this is that the flavour in no way hints to the very low ABV - it drinks pretty much like any number of full-on IPA’s I’ve had, though perhaps with a slightly lighter body. The down side is, it’s really not my preferred style of SIPA (or any IPA, for that matter), in the the malt is too emphatic. It might not be malt-forward as such, but the malt is definitely present and makes this sweeter than I’d like, particularly for a session beer. (12/20)
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor dourada, turva. Espuma boa e de média persistência. Formação de perlage. Aroma de frutas tropicais e farinha de rosca. Paladar lupulado e refrescante. Retrogosto amargo e longo. Excelente para os dias quentes.
mile (3513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, beer rushes out from the bottle. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit/citrus hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint fruitiness with some citrus hoppyness. Thin sIPA (well it is 3,8%). Not too much caramel not too sweet though. Annoying that beer wants to come out from the bottle by itself.
Gethinbeer (2388) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden pour with a thin white lace. Not much aroma. Thin texture, sweet honey malt flavour. Bit bland. Wets the whistle.
rodenbach99 (3644) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille. Une robe jaune avec une mousse blanche. Un nez frais d’agrumes et de soleil. Une bouche simple, facile avec une disgestibilite incroyable. Des agrumes, du citron et une l/g/re amertume.
Strangebrewer (1013) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured gold with a slight haze, thinning white head. Orange citrus aroma. Medium body, tight carbonation, moderate bitter dry finish. Flavour of bready malt and herbal hops, grapefuit, pepper, with a lingering astringency.
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden color with a frothy white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma has notes of tangerine, citrus and herbal hins. Flavor is bittery with fruity notes, light to mild maltiness an some pine notes. Bittery final with good duration and some cremy mouthfeel.
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask at Volo] Dry-hopped version with ’Summer Hops’. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size lasting foamy white head and lots of lacing. Really nice hoppy aroma, fruity and herbal. Flavour’s the same along with a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really nice stuff.
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Dublin. Gold pour, huge fluffy white-ish head. Aroma of herbal, citrus, grass bitter. Tastes are light malt, orange, spice, floral, pine. Straightforward, ok.
BeerStoreDude (18) - - AUG 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some great citrus and pine on the nose, this actually tastes like a proper IPA. At just 3.8%, that blows me away! The best session ale I’ve had in 2015!