hub66 (112) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belle couleur brune; arômes et goût maltés; texture un peu crémeuse; ressemble plus à une stout qu’à une IPA; manque d’amertume; j’enlève 0.5 points car il y tromperie sur le style (ça n’est pas une IPA)
thewolf (11183) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de. Pours clear, dark red chestnut with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, biscuity, chewy, some strawberry, peach, light caramel. Medium carbonation, dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, quite malty sweet, some old cheese, light floral and fruity bitterness. Light strawberry. A bit dull.
Saeglopur (324) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Merkur Hoher Markt, Vienna. Beatiful appearance: Amber/brown clear body with massive, long-lasting, frothy, beige head with all kinds of differently sized bubbles. Foam leaves a lot of lacing. Wonderful fruit aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine, citrus, litchi and also dark fruits, side by side with a determined caramel, cocoa and malt roastyness. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t really keep what the aroma promises, only light tropical fruit notes, caramel, cocoa and roasted malt. Medium to thin body with a long bitter, roasty and slightly dry, slightly spicy finish. Overall a bit unbalanced. What a pity! As long as you look at it and smell it, this seems like a top class IPA, but the taste doesn’t live up to the aroma and the mouthfeel isn’t satisfying enough. At least it is somehow unique, because of the strong roasted malt presence and still one of the best IPAs from Austria.
fiulijn (14496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Marhun, Darmstad, bb 29.04.14
Amber color, dark, hazy, with creamy head. This IPA focuses on the caramel, mellow, rather than the hops; bitter enough, without defined hop traits, although there are some resins; the final is also malty.
rand (1290) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33 l from Amstein - St Légier (CH). Muddy and dark orange beer, nice beige foam, lasting and drawing laces on the glass. Aromas of caramel, jam, apricot-orange, earthy and zesty bitter. The taste is soft, unctuous, fruity-marmelade, caramel with a bitterness without excess, pine, resin, citrus. Finale with zest and gerapefruit, rounded off by caramel. Moderate IPA, there are quite enough excessive.
Usko (168) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, combined with citral and fruity hop notes. Taste is malt, caramel and herbal hop notes.
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from Erzbierschof - pretty clear ruby-amber beer with a little foam left; hints of earth and caramel; fair flowery hoppiness, a well-present malt sweetness, velvety palate and with a moderate bitterness; residual sweetness and long flowery finish with metallic notes
kevnic2008 (8035) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber colr. Subtle floral aroma. No bitterness very delicate hop flavor. Has some linger to it.
jonas (5637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy red, rocky golden lacing head. Pine, resin and apricot fruity hop aroma. Berrylike start, light wood and roast, leather. Grassy, piney, resinny hop wallop, citric retronasal. Solid, but not chewy mouthfeel, sparkles. Flavorfull dessert IPA.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light nutty, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt caramel, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.