kasslerino (25) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vacker krona. Dofta av humle. Frisk och npgot fruktig snak med eftersmak av framförallt persika. Levererar.
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml can from Miorge-Mihoublon, Arlon Belgium.
The aroma is exquisite ! A true mixture of passion fruit, citrus, mango an tropical fruits. Quite a wonderful bouquet. It pours a very clear fair orange. Taste is very interesting too : bitterness is pronounced but not overpowering. Tropical fruit notes are present and end up with a very dry and quenching feeling. I guess the fact that it’s canned helped a lot preserving all those notes. Overall : the sort of beer I LOVE. Bittersweet symphony (thanks The Verve).
Abrakarl (422) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At first had a really fresh nice aroma. Tropical hops. Then it kind of died down. The taste is not as good as the aroma. Slightly thin which might have to do with the alcohol level.
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of those new ISAs (India session ale), or ’session IPAs’ as they are called here. Pours a slightly hazy ’old gold’ colour (lightly orangey blonde) with a healthy amount of fizz, under a moussy, irregular, snow white head. Aroma has all the ’citrusness’ and vivid, ’happy’ fruitiness you’d expect from the style; tangelo all the way through, pink grapefruit, mandarin peel, papaja, passion fruit, fresh pineapple, lime, apple cake, subtle honey, sweet white grapes, herbs, tons of salty minerals like in very fizzy and minerally sparkling water, tulips, hint of blue cheese, red apple. Crisp and lively fruity onset, a bit minerally with a very faint salty touch, pineapple, pear, berries; strongish carbonation just perfect for the style, minerally, over a lean, supple, smooth, slightly nutty and lightly bready malt backbone, with spicy, peppery and very citrussy hops creeping in and ensuring a long, dry, utterly quenching, bitter finish. Sweetness, sourness and saltiness are all there in the beginning, all in a subtle and well-balanced way, playing with each other until the cleansing, fresh bitterness comes along to finish things off. Very nice example of the style, but I can vividly imagine having one fresh from tap in the States would add another dimension to tasting one from a bottle which has already crossed the Atlantic...
mintzmeet (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seems pretty classic IPA. Relatively peppery. Pretty wet on the tongue. Light? Slight nuttiness.
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Bier-Bienne - cloudy dark orange beer with a long lasting foam left; fruity hoppy aroma of peaches and apricot; medium-bodied; subtle yet fairly carbonated, tasty and assertive; dry and fairly bitter with a long fruity hoppy finish
Lawger (273) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with medium off-white head. Big west coast aroma with loads of tropical fruits, mango, tangerine, some herbs and grassy scents. The palate is pretty light bodied, which I guess is to be expected. The bitterness is rather moderate and perfectly in balance with the body. The finish is rather long.
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TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Vermont Tap House (Williston, VT) au coût de 5,00$. Arôme: Odeur d’orange avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #6160)
malvrich (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 A: Can pours a dirty light orange haze with next to no head or lace, light carb.
S: Only pine but beer is very cold. Not much developed as drunk.
T: Hops are more subtle than the nose but pronounced. Piney and slightly sticky. Light but flavorful.
M: Again, light and slightly sticky/oily. Pretty clean overall though and pretty good too.
O: The best session IPA I’ve had to date.
sinfull (1453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crispy , hoppy , refreshing , easy to drink. A lot of citrus and pine in aroma. Gently bitterness in taste.