HKdIPA (489) - HONG KONG - MAY 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Very hazy - off-puttingly so - peach gold pour with big big head. Aroma is German (but maybe because I know it's German) bready malts - like a pilsner - and some faint wet hop. Taste is a bit muddied - wet fruity hops with lots of bread/cereal malt. Has a bit of Pilsner-y crispness to it. Not that great but maybe not so fresh.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours clean golden with a white head. An average IPA, not very bad, but the hop aroma and taste could be stronger.
Beer5000 (5192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle sampled April 2014. Slightly cloudy orange body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is refreshing fruity with some berries like blackcurrant as well. A bit unusually combination in the nose, but not bad. Flavor is mild, sweetish malt, some fruit and berries, light bitterness. Medium body and average aftertaste. Nothing extreme, not very complex, slightly unusually, mostly smooth and but not bad at all.
jookos (3725) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (bbe 11/14, ie. old). Pale golden clear, huge head. Very interesting nose. Isn’t IPA- ish at all, rather champagne-y- breakfast toast, bready yeast, white winey soft buttery, light woody. Med bodied, soft bitters, some herbs. Cream buttery malts. Hope I’ll get to try a fresher bottle at some point.
Grumbo (913) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierpost.com. Pours a cloudy orange yellow colour with a big frothy off white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity with a sherbet nose. Medium sweet, with a light sourness. Body is medium, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. Very nice.
nihtila (1934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5.9.2014. Aroma is fruits, hops, sweet notes. Taste is malty, grassy, quite sweet, hops. A bit unbalanced.
ElDesmadre (2335) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very yeasty aroma, really over the top. Some hoppy notes (e.g. mandarine) as well, but yeast for the most part. The flavour is luckily more hoppy, citrusy, grassy. Yeasty finish with a subtle currant note. Too much yeast in the aroma, carbonation is a bit too high and the bitterness is not enough to balance the sweetness. Otherwise ok.
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Braukunst Live München 2015. Medium high lasting white head. Cloudy orange body. Dry apple pear peach aroma. Relatively sweet fruity flavor with a dry note and a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long dry finish.
rosenbergh (8873) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. BB 14/1/15. From saveur-biere.com.
Hazy golden colour with a big foamy white head.
Quite mild hoppy and malty aroma with airy and piney notes.
The flavour is dry hops, pine, mild bitterness and dry malt.
Naja... a bit of a disappointment. Probably the fresher the better.
NierBier (9) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 l bottle. Hazy golden color with thick white head that dissipates slowly. Hop aroma is strong. Great taste followed by strong bitterness. Very drinkable for me.