asheft (2960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle from Heidelberg]
Sort of scotch tapey hops aroma with strawberry, apricot, and pineaple accents. Sweet. Pours a hazy copper with a lasting, lacy white blanket. Sweet base malt flavour quickly yields to strawberry, scotch tape, apricot, ethanol, and tropical fruit. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, medium bitterness, slightly warming.
Salwal (335) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Nice head and interesting sweet nose. Kind of a bit soapy and hints of bubblegum deep down in there. Taste is rich hops and warm creamy mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Long and bitter aftertaste. Quite good I suppose...
SVD (1434) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, orange golden beer, small head, aroma is light, some fruits and hops, taste is the same, somewhat sweet, ok-ish beer
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange. In der Nase Orangenabrieb, Mango, Mango-Duschgel, etwas seifig. AM gaumen stark bitter, etwas Mango, recht trocken, wenig Karbo.
SaintMatty (6804) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Amber with a haze, white head and lively carbonation. Pine, peach, sultanas and mango in the aroma. Tangy, hoppy and fruity taste with peach, apricot, mango and lychees.
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great floral nose. Fresh malty sweetish body with lots of pine and resin. Floral sweetish with a moderate bitter body. Lots of pine, intense, fresh.
Theydon_Bois (16853) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from the Craft Beer Store Hamburg, train rake en route from Rostock, 18/07/15.
Golden blonde with a decent off white covering that retains well.
Nose is melon, straw, lemon rind, light citric pithdom, floral notes.
Taste comprises caramel malt, melon, orange pith, bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
Ok, but lower down the pecking order for the style.
sound67 (695) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Häffner Bräu, Bad Rappenau, Germany. ***
Beer: Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA (bottled, 330ml) ***
Style: India Pale Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 6.8% ***
"A German IPA with the hop varieties Hallertauer Comet, Hallertauer Saphir and Hallertauer Taurus." [brewery note] ***
Colour: Bright yellow golden, slightly hazy; medium, fluffy head. ***
Nose: Pineapples, lemon, some yeast. Very mild herbs. ***
Texture: Full body, oily, moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Pineapples, medicinal notes (heavy alcohol), pinewood, bitter hops at the start. Caramel malts for balance. Middle is more explicity resinous from the pine, with some herbs coming in, a whiff of medicine, citrus. Pine also features strongly in the bitter, herbal finish. Hoppy bitterness and lemon in the long-lasting aftertaste. ***
Impressions: *Almost* an imperial IPA, this one wears the alcohol on its sleeve not in the aroma, but on the palate. Good balance of bitter and fruity/herbal notes, resonant bitterness in the finish and beyond. Heavy stuff, heavier than the ABV would indicate. Otherwise, characteristic and characterful IPA.
olsvammel (5928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a bottle shop in Bamberg (think it was Bierothek). Fresh and hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Fresh and refreshing. Medium bitterness. Nice and hoppy.
MrOrla (2242) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, soap, malts. Taste grain, hops, citrus, malty. Bkah