Heidbummer (127) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schooner from keg at Draft House Tower Bridge. Pours gold/orange, minimal head. A bit too carbonated for me. Nice bitterness, but perhaps needs more citrus to it. I have had this at source in Boston and it was awesome, so perhaps it doesn’t travel that well. Still a good IPA.
rand (1470) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz from Bier-Bienne (CH). Orangy India very bitter but with tropical fruity, floral notes, compote and resin. Well done.
Beerhunter111 (14739) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, grasig, Heu. Geschmack mild hopfig, grasig, getreidig, okay!
VastActiv (5320) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Seasons & Grille Bar, Portland. Originally rated 20160219. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, some sweetness, some hops and malts. Some strange bad flavours. Dirty taps I think or otherwise this is very bad beer.
UXO (1296) - CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: floral, bready malt, grassy, pine, hint of citrus. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry finish. (3/5)
Definitely a more English-style IPA, with the hops, any least on the tongue, being less well-defined and sharp than the typical American versions. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not in ESB territory or anything, and there’s a little bit of stone and tropical fruit coming out as it warms, but it’s definitely a milder implementation. Not unpleasant by any means, and I don’t think being a week after the best-by date hurt this too much. (13/20)
PartyFowle (941) - - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mild aroma: grainy malt, floral hops. The hops are more apparent in as firm bitterness than as a prominent flavor component. Strong sweet maltiness puts this solidly in the East coast-style IPA territory. Really nice creaminess to the body, with gentle CO2 to match. Maybe closer to today’s pale ales than our IPAs, but still: drinkable.
rentonj7 (168) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very clear light amber with generous soapy head. Whiffs of grass, biscuit, some pine. Super sweet taste with hints of pine, medicinal, and fruit candy (like starburst). Has a nice medium body that’s a little creamy with an abrupt finish. What does linger is an unpleasant sugary aftertaste.
tsd08460 (657) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: floral, grass, citrus
Appearance: clear golden, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish,
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer looks prettier than it tastes or smells. It’s a nice mild color, and its scent isn’t too piney, but it lingers and when you actually sip it, it tastes like you’re drinking something made from pinecones.
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Clear rich yellow with medium sized foamy off-white head, grassy hops aroma, medium carbonation, grassy hoppy bitter taste, medium bitter finish. Decent brew.