bastarda (395) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 3.7.15:nice IPA. Needs some imagination, though, to let the usual tropical/citrus/pine aromas display their blueberry components; taste has some toasted grain quality to it, seems to be quite typical for what the Comet hops does in the secondary.
12.5.16: kindly shared by Andrea, thanks a lot. Imho Hallertauer Comet hops has a dank quality to it that really morphs into fresh blueberry fruits and brush and as such is one of the most interesting new hops from Germany. In this case, the nose is displaying that love-at-second-sight aromas in an intense and well done way. Underneath, there is some orange-marmelade stickiness of nearly a dipa quality that - for me - spoils the fun a bit. Taste brings more Comet dankness in this well-done, layered way, also backed up by a huge sticky orange marmelade sweetness. On the one hand, it is astonishing that the brewmaster could get all those aromas out of Saphir, Taurus and Comet, on the other hand, it’s a bit too much of everything, almost like two beers in one.
Jonb5 (492) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Golden, no head, minimal lacing, lots of floaters. S: Grapefruit and citrus hops. T: Followed the nose and added a hint of cork, sharp hit of booze at the finish. M: Slightly thick texture, minimal carbonation, went down pretty well. O: A typical American IPA, pleasant and balanced.
King_Alex_II (1140) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber clear color. Hoppy and malty smell. The taste is insanely sweet and boozy. Round hoppy bitter and tart, but a little too heavy on the sweet boozy side. Dry sweetish aftertaste.
SinH4 (2407) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color with white head.Caramel, piney hops (or is it just from the bittersweetness?), grapefruits, sweet tangerines. Nice punchy caramel body, bitter warming finish. Quite heavy. Soft carbonation. Not bad!
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle from Ambrosetti, Berlin. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy citrus fruity caramell aroma. Fruity, hoppy caramell flavour.
Russo (2010) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is floral hoppy and citrus. Flavor is quite like aroma with some sweetness. Light carbonation with a light to medium body and hoppy citrus finish.
drmet (758) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
-pours clear golden-orange with a big, eggshell-colored, frothy head
-low carbonation visible
lemons,grapefruit,oranges,passionfrui the nose with citrus fruit flavors taking the dominant role plus a sweet honey note
Medium body,Medium carbonation
One of the sweeter and more citrussy IPAs.
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Kasck, Berlin. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of cheesy malt, dank weedy hops and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Mister_Li (796) - GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goldfarben mit festem Schaum. Zitrus, Blaubeere, fruchtig, leichte Süße, trockener Abgang. Es wurden folgende Hopfensorten verwendet: Hallertauer Comet, Saphir und Taurus.
CacheManyHose (561) - HONG KONG - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Brewcraft, drank after TAP. Pours cloudy straw-copper with a massive, thick foamy head. Tonnes of spotty foamy legs. Smells of concentrated musty peach/lemon/lime hop - almost like a cleaning product or a tennis court - with some booze, bready malt sweetness, and hint of clove/pepper. (Sounds like that'd be terrible and overly big but it's not.) Tastes of lemon/lime, floral hop, ends on a sweet lightly spiced malty (like a sweet Pils, very German) note. Decent; somehow looks (even the label!) and tastes like a home brew.