SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle and draught. Iíd love to know the additional ingredients in this because this is one hell of a tasty and interesting beer. Lots of zesty and spicy tropical fruit (guava and others) and citrus with a certain degree of spice that I canít pin down. Just a crazy aroma leading into a bitter and dryish flavor with just the right amount of toasty malt. This is on one hand very much like an IPA, and on the other just its own animal. There arenít many IPAs these days that I try and immediately feel like I need to have again, but this was like a breath of fresh air into the genre. True innovation, not just food coloring or something.
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of ryan via kmweaver, thanks you gentlemen! Hazy bright golden color, small white head. Aroma of huge pineapples and tropical island breezes. Taste is sour cardboard. Aroma better than taste for sure.
zenkis (572) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very refreshing, lively hops both aroma and flavor, but not reminds of fresh hops. Light sweet malt backbone. Pale amber color. Huge soapy top.
Pinball (10847) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy yellow, huge smooth beige head.
aroma is citrussy hoppy, with notes of wheat, malts, flowery dry honey. Flavor is flowery dry honey, powdered sugar, malts, slightly bitter hops, tea. very smooth palate, a decent ipa, but not really over the top flavor wise. Might be a little bit too sweet, wtih a faint flavor that resembles grape-sugar (not sure what the english term is)
olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Resinous hops, malts, caramel and sweet fruits. Caramel malts, resinous hops, some wooden notes, gooseberries and some citric fruits. Nice but a tad too malty for my taste, Not sure about the freshness either but Iíd gather it isnít that fresh anymore. Tasty anyway.
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small white foamy head. Aroma of malts, resin and some floral notes. Flavour of caramel, grapefruit, resinous bitterness, quite heavy biscuity maltiness and mango. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Quite soft and malty, but still nicely hopped. Good.
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Malty aroma, a touch of toffee and butterscotch. Taste is malty, vaguely fruity, a touch of toffee and butterscotch. Somehow unhoppy. I doubt I really had the same beer as rated here by others (even concerning colour I canít find parallels). Wrong label?
KansaiBeerLvrs (2070) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from CBB. It pours a deep gold with a nice head of foam. Earthy pine flavor, kind of bark like though. Interesting aroma.
Bov (9509) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark amber-orange beer with a modest foam left; aroma of peaches and apricots; light resiney hoppiness; full-bodied, a fair yet subtle carbonation; very bitter; long caramelish, very fruity and piney hoppy finish - assertive and robust
mikedR (1222) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very much one of the better IPAs. The uniqueness here is that thereís a pinge of malty sweetness, almost floral in taste. I canít say I have had another IPA like this one, and thatís a good thing.
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. At Belgrade tasting. Thanks ippopotamo36 for hauling this from Italy! A long way around to try a West Coast IPA in Bg. Hazed orange. Decent foam. Grainy malt, some fruity hop, but nothing too distinct. Nice enough but doesnít stand out.