Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at CBC 2013. Clear golden color, small to medium sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, moderate to heavy hoppy, lightly grapefruit and tropical fruits but mainly bitter hops. Nice flavor though and combined with the reasonably low ABV I’d say this is a very nice beer.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, citrus, hoppy, fresh scent. Sweet, citrus, hoppy taste. Dry finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
kermis (5729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, grapefruit and nettles. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Augusta, Ga. - Toast Wine and Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling, dark copper pour, light white head, dissipates rather quickly. Aroma has some strong cat urine hoppiness that you either love or hate - it kind of grows on you. Flavor is full bodied and bold, tangy bitter citrus, some minty notes, a whole lot of grassiness. Moutthfeel is thick enough. Only complaint is that it is rather one dimensional - kind of like a poor man’s Hopslam.
beerbill (3531) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler filled at Bellport Dave’s Beer & Soda and consumed the same day. Pours a clear gold with a moderate white head. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with grapefruit and a bit of orange and pine as well. The flavor begins with weak malt, almost watery, followed by some hops bitterness that is more pith than fruit. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Thin, watery body. A good idea, just not quite there.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The fact that this much flavor can be packed into an IPA this small completely changes my perceptions of the style. The only brewery to do it better that I've tried is Tired Hands.
VsXsV (2451) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Clear golden liquid with medium off - white head. Aroma of citrus, weed, grass, tropical fruit, tangerine and bread. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of grain, citrus, grass and fresh hops. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
rlgk (11445) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, grapes, hay, floral, pine apples, mango, pine needles, pear notes. Hoppy floral flavor, caramel, pine apples, hay, pine needles, citrus, mango, some grapefruit. Refreshing but maybe a bit thin bodied.
rader58 (791) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz sample at Waldo Pizza. Pours a dark honey color. Aroma of pine, grass, floral, citrus. Flavor is resin, floral, pine. Somewhat dry and bitter. Highly aromatic.
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at cbc 2013.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Lovely grassy aroma. Nice bitterness.