bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 33cl bottles @ Edeka Mohr, Bonn 02/2014. 15,5° Plato, brewed at Vormann. bb 31/03/2014. Beautiful gentle fruit basket aroma of ripe peach, pink grapefruit and orange. Caramel Vienna malt carries the Centennial and Columbus pine over orange peel and its Simcoe burnt rubber gorge lurking underneath. Slight residual yeast bitterness. At less than 6% still one of the most authentic Westcoast IPA approximations made on German soil, with only slight rough edges.//2nd bottle, BB31/03/2014, sampled 11/03. Desintegrates pretty fast, weeks before its due date, into a rough, caramel-forward topfermented Vollbier with extra hops. Drink very fresh or from tap! -0.2
kevnic2008 (7574) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark orange, medium white head. Piney and hops aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Hugi (340) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured, full, slightly tanned head which remained very stable. at first very clear, later a bit hazy. The smell was very fruity (citurs, mango, strawberries) with hints of sweetness and honey.
Strong bitterness but fruity-resiny with a hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation and full body.
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske, 33 cl, købt i Craft Beer Store. Mht 31.3.2014. 15.5 plato. 62 IBU. Gylden. Simcoe-næse. Frugtig. Grapefrugt. Gran. Smagen er bitter-syrlig-sød. Knapt så citronvands-agtig som mange andre tyske "amerikanere", men stadig lidt for sød til at være rigtig vellykket.
hobsch (408) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours hazy deep orange with minimal head. Aroma has resin, citrus, malt. Taste is light sweet, medium to very bitter, citrus, grapefruit. Aftertaste is quite bitter. Bit watery. Overall a good IPA.
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orangish brown color with a tall tan head. The smell is citrus, grapefruit, some caramel. The taste is big citrus right away, grapefruit then in the middle comes the caramel malt adding sweetness. It ends dry and slightly bitter. The body is light/medium with average carbonation.
Geiserich (3270) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma with a mlaty, light sweetish base, citrus hops with tropical fruits and light resin notes. Very hazy brew with a low head. Flavor is light malty with light sweetness but mainly resin hop flavor, few citrus, herbs.
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Berlin Bier Shop. Presents a pineforest freshness in the aroma; in the taste, lots of hoppy, fruity flavour from those 5 great hops that really enrich the glass before a bracing bitterness on the finish. A great beer.
peponi (254) - POLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: citrus, strawberries, sweet notes.
Appearance: hazy amber gold color, poor head.
Taste: medium bitterness (citrus and resin), some herbal notes, very dry, slightly watery.
Palate: medium body, high carbonation, long bitter finish.
Overall: Nice IPA, but one dimensional. Lack of malty backbone is the biggest disadvantage. This beer is very drinkable, but there is no "wow" effect.
Hermod (3002) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, bb 31.03.2014. Hazy amber, thin white head. Tropical fruity, hoppy aroma, crisp and balanced. Piny, tropical fruity flavor. Hoppy, bitter finish. Really good IPA, nice balance, quite dry.