tiong (6390) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can from Firma-Bier
Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, pine, aged hops, hints of resin. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with some toffee, pine, aged hops and resin. Finish is sticky sweet, malty and caramely with some pine, toffee and resin. Not very fresh, unfortunately.
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl can from firma bier. Light hazy dark orange to brown color. Thin head and white. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Finish is long and super dry.A bit harsh. Aroma is resin, grass, hops.
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th February 2016
Can. Hazy gold beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is airy, decent fine carbonation. Fluffy creamy malts with a trace of caramel. Spicy hops. Ripe orange and bitter orange peel. Smooth fruity finish. Spicy bitter linger. Not that complex but satisfying.
olio (9211) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can (7% abv) @ Timo A. No date info.
Pours slightly hazy orange color with a small head. Resinous hops on the aroma, caramel, subtle chocolaty notes on the background, Flavor is a bit cardboard-y, malty and dry fruity, some resinous hops left, finishes bitter. Decent though a bit old brew.
jamestulloch (3375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Vino Wines. Hazy orange body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Thin white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, blood orange and marzipan. Flavour of honey, lightly roasted malt, dried apricot and a peppery hop finish. Thin medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Sugary sweet and a trace of hops.
mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Golden, Golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, citrus/piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and tropical fruitiness with some citrus/piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness with citrus - some piney hoppynes, faint alcohol. OK dryish and well hopped IPA. Could use more fruitiness in flavor/finish.
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy orange to amber colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of grapefruit, tangerine notes, orange zest oils, some tropical fruits, hints of pine resin, biscuit, minimal grass and sauerkraut; taste is less complex with intensive bitterness, some tropical fruity, tangerine and grapefruity notes as well as caramel; if the taste was as perfect as the aroma, it would be a really perfect IPA
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can. Cloudy amber colour with average to huge, thick, fluffy, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, off-white head. Intense, citrusy and piney, hoppy aroma, lots of grapefruit, lemonnotes, a sweaty, resinous touch, biscuity malty background. Taste is crisp, bitter, citrusy hoppy, grapfruit and orange notes, hints of lemon and mandarine, candied orange zest, minimally sugary, caramel malty basis, widely choked resinous interludes somewhere between sweat and purulence; seems almost to be a bit watery due to too weak a malty backbone, not able to fully get on with the hoppy overload.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small tight bubbled white head that faded to a thin film. Nice citrusy hops with some grapefruit and caramel malt. The flavor is lighter on the bitterness than expected, it tastes pretty citrusy with some grapefruit rind and a light piney note. Fairly sweet caramel malt base. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fizzy carbonation, some slight hop stickiness on the back end. Overall, pretty decent, though not a standout.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alright, it’s better than that NZ muck but still tastes of swimming pool water, air freshener and Halls Metholyptus. Cheeky looking can. Murky honey colour with fine lace and foam. Bouquet of battered chipshop sausage sprayed with peach air freshener, vomited Southern Comfort, spruce and bile. Soapy rosemary and Lockets aspects. Perfumed, sweet and boozy with zero hop character. Sorry, I’m not having it. Thinking man’s Special Brew.