Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of hops, malt. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of metal, malt, earth. Bitter. Kind of good at all aspects, but still lacking edge. Soft and plentiful carbon.
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ölrepublikken. Light amber. Small amount of white head. Quite bitter. Thick mouth feel. Below average carbonation. Very fruity. Grapefruit, clementine, honey, malt flavour. Good. A bit too bitter abd too malt heavy to be superb in my opinion.
ARH (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a sample glass. The aroma is primarily caramel and bread crust with a juicy grapefruit secondary note. It pours a crystal clear caramel color with a soft, white head that reduces down to a medium dense ring with a wispy surface coverage. There’s a low amount of dense micro bubble head. The taste is a well balanced medium bitter and sweet. The oily texture has a light-medium light body and a moderate amount of soft, fuzzy head. The flavor is toasted bread and fleshy plums with accompanying orange and pine at the finish. It’s crisp and clean with a slightly astringent, but light aftertaste.
Supertrev (70) - CHINA - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells fresh. Not citrusy like I expected. Malty sweetness possibly around 8% crystal malt. Lingering bitterness without being over powering.
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seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 12oz bottle into Spieglau IPA glass. Gorgeous deep amber colour with thick beige foam, long-lasting with lace. Exactly my kinda IPA, with a grainbill as complex as the hops. I love when brewers are unafraid to build bready, caramelly, fruity, toffee and honey aspects into the strong malt backbone before layering on the hefty hops. Intense citrus, black currant, dried apricots, ganja-weed, pine resin, wildflowers. SUCH a delicious bitter-sweet balance. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, multi-layered aftertaste. Great alcoholic strength too. Smooth but strong, you know you’ve had a few but you’re not sloppy drunk or put to sleep. Truly well-crafted beer here.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty bold IPA. Stingy, hoppy, floral nose. Flavor has a bite. Sweet with a hoppy finish.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. As standard as you could make an ipa. typical c hops, citrus, pine, herbs, balanced malt back end. AMebr color.
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper orange with an off white head that lasts. Aromas of pine, grass, light orange, caramel malt, and some herbal notes. Flavor is pine resin, caramel malt, orange peel, grapefruit, and light biscuit. Medium bodied, slightly dry and bitter on the end.
mstrcrwly (346) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the Black Sheep..yellow/gold pour,fluffy white head..aroma pine,resin,hops..crisp but a little lacking in bitterness and didn’t get lingering taste on the palate..thought it would be better.
Enwiebe (160) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/6/14. Bottle. Just a really solid IPA. Nice nose and solid mouth. Well rounded. Not as up front as far west coast offerings, but that is OK.
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