maneliquor (2265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beverage Company, Shoreditch. Pours ruby/amber with a small khaki head which quickly disappears leaving some solid lacing. Nose is very toffee forward with light raisin and apple. Not overly hoppy but you get that touch of bitterness coming through. Taste shows some pine and grapefruit with heavy caramel backing. Medium bitterness at the finish. Works nicely. Solid stuff
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan, bb 13-06-14
Dark brown color with reddish hue; huge head. Deep aroma, hops in the front, some fruits, then biscuits and caramel, finally English yeast. The mouthfeel is semi-dry, there is too much carbonation; with strong caramel flavor, dark caramel, touch of roasted malt, and light liquorice; it has a good blend of resiny hops and yeast; the final is a bit spicy.
Lot of character; but also rough.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle form Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Lovely deep chestnut red colour with moderate carbonation. Bready malts, a touch of caramel, citrus hops, jammy fruits, a pinch of chocolate powder and a lingering dry finish with a touch of pine. Enjoyable.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Microbar, Manchester. Pours deep ruby with a tan head. Deliciously hoppy nose! Hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, caramel, malt and notes of berries, herbs, spices, wood and some roasty hints. Medium body and average carbonation. Well balanced and delicious. Finishes quite dry and bitter with notes of grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste. Nice and refreshing IPA - more please!
danlo (677) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Ruby brown-orange colour, off-white head and aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar and woody hop. Taste is sweet caramel malt with a woody resinous grassy pine hop bitterness that lingers. Oily mouth feel, medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite OK.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zesty, hoppy nose with candy, orange and blue cheese. Pours a deep ruby amber. Flavour is excellent - rich hoppy notes of deep citrus and oily figs with an underpinning malt. Lingers well with some grapefruit, orange peel and candy, with the tiniest hint of biscuit at the end.
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red brown, not a very big head, aroma of caramel malts, with aroma of fruits from the centennial and also an earthy characteristic. Quite bitter finish. Unusual, quite nice, but not really the hop character I look for in an IPA
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nel bicchiere rossastra, poca schiuma. Aroma abbastanza luppolato con qualche sentore di malti tostati. Al palato si rinnovano, bene o male, le stesse impressioni: con note iniziali luppolate (citriche, molto fresche) e quelle finale di malti tostati. Carbonata correttamente, elegante per niente eccessiva. Buona.
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep uncompromising ruby with a orange tint that questikns the P in IPA. Thin tan, lating creamy very lacy head. Smells of sweet caramel but under the loads of hops that citrus grapefruit. Smooth creamy frothy body. Slightly burnt toffee - dark cristal malt - leathery pepper on the finish. A wonderful lingering bitterness on the aftertaste. Sweet balanced against spice and citrus in a kickass.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Euston Tap, London (Autumn 2011). Hazy rubyish amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts with mild toasted notes as well as some nice fruity, floral and grassy hops to it. Flavour is rather much the same in a very pleasant balance. Quite bodied as well. A bit crisp carbonation, but otherwise good. Deeper in colour than many Black IPA’s/Cascadian Darks that I have had.