scotty (1027) - - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Was really looking forward to this, so imagine my disappointment when I opened the bottle (after a long, shitty day at work!) and the contents erupted all over the kitchen worktop, floor and sink. I’ve been left with a centimetre of headless murky amber beer, with loads of "floaters", cant say I’m looking forward to this! Certainly smells ok, well hopped! This is also the case on the palate, the 6.2% is also noticable. Quite nice, shame about the disastrous start. There’s nothing on the label to suggest this is bottle conditioned, and it doesn’t seem to be infected as the "floaters" have now all sunk to the bottom, so I guess this was one of the last bottles out of the vat! Nice beer, but not impressed!
...... a couple of hours later and I’ve just been on the brewery website and it IS bottle conditioned, they just dont say it on the label!!
.......I’ve just re-read the description above and the first line says "bottle conditioned" !!! Well Done Gavin!!
gegwilson (531) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg in the Pleased to Meet You in Newcastle. Poured a slightly murky ruby with a slight white head. Quite fruity at first before a very bitter finish. I love a big bitter IPA, but the finish on this on was bitter in a slightly unpleasant way.
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours a huge, semi-rocky light beige head over a clear, amber colored body. The aroma has a faint puke-like caramel maltyness, with resiny hops and citrus notes. It’s medium to full-bodied with, strangely enough, some warmth. Pleasant carbonation. The flavor has some caramel maltyness, a little sweetness and a balancing bitterness. Pine cones and some resins. Lasting finish with a little bitterness the most evident. A decent one, but far, far from impressive. 140315
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and orange. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
jmgreenuk (3268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at worldbeertaste’s temporary leaving The Hague tasting. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus light hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big dry hop liqourice bitter yeast grapefruit citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A very decent beer and packed full of flavour. Deserves the rating.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and grass with toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear amber with a generous white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, yeast, grassy and some toffee. Taste is moderate bitter and light to moderate sweet. Medium bodied and really balanced.
deanso (4508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Zer0.
Thin creamt white heaad. Clear amber pour. Nice hoppiness.
elbernays (300) - IRELAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with fluffy off white head. Nice lacing. Head stays. Looks great. Big toffee on nose, huge malt presence. This overpowers the hops which are floral, grass, spruce and strawberry. Flavour is sweet heavy malt. Body is full. Nice lifting bitter hit which with the amount of malt gives a tangy hit on finish. No hint of water or alcohol. All managed well. Nice red (ipa)
Mjp12 (113) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an ultra frothy head, great hoppy bitterness, which is balanced out by quite a sweet fruity flavour. Tasty .
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany-red color with a large head. Aroma is very hoppy and crisp, resin, some caramel malts, citric fruits and gooseberry bush. Flavor is citric with fruits, mild caramel malts, again lots of resinous hops and gooseberries on the finish. There is sadly some weird strawberry-like off-note that ruins the show a bit. Bitter fruity palate, a bit harsh tangy feel to it even, lingering malty finish. Nice despite the off-flavors.