sitzds (318) - - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into nonic. Hazy orange liquid with a a pillowy head that settles to a finger of foam. The aroma is packed with cedar wood and white pepper then there’s malt, bread, grass, and doughy yeast. Flavor is perfumed bitterness from the cedar, tea and white pepper, followed by citrus hop and caramel malts. Medium body, slightly thick but sadly without a resinous/sticky IPA character, lively carbonation, and a bitter, nearly astringent finish.
VereTipsu (17) - ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head: Almost white, stays as a 1cm layer, nice lacing
Aroma: very strong caramel odor with almond oil and dates; alcohol as well
Color: hazy amber (orange tone)
Taste: sweet caramel malts, then something floral and then some fresh hoppy taste that lingers on
Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, nice oily-ness in texture, not too thin at all. Hops and roasted malt stay in mouth for a while
VictorStr (1391) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ja, för att vara en ipa så tyckte jag den inte var bra. Mer som en besk mer än vanligt humlad lager.
John25 (633) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy copper/amber. Some fruit, a lot of cedar woody notes, malt forward with light hops, a touch of caramel and bread, tea elements. Pretty good, better than I assumed.
hohops (338) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Appearance is cloudy amber with a one-finger white bubbly head. Aroma- malty, caramel, vague hoppiness, fruity. Taste- malty and a bit creamy, toffee/caramel, hoppy, orange and hints of raisin, medium to full in the mouth, hardly any bitterness. Nice, doesn’t seem at all like 7.5%.
Patrickctenchi (3957) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown-amber with a yellow-white head.
Caramel and cedar aroma.
Taste is sweet, fruity, woody...very lightly bitter wood.earthy hops.
Slightly spicy caramel malt...creamy.
I’d have said it was an English Pale if I hadn’t looked up the description.
Sjohnh (220) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t drink this expecting an American style IPA. It’s closer to an English version, but even then it’s not that close. Copper brown with a decent white head. Slightly oily body. The cedar comes through in the aroma, alongside malt and a presence of herbs. Dry taste, with wood, a hint of caramel, malt and a hint of spice. Not much like anything else. Which is good.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"A very prefumey IPA, likely from both the hops and the cedar. Interesting blend of flavors...at times a mess and at times very tasty. Not one I’d want all the time, but this has a place."
Gurthnar (2088) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma caramel, malty, diacetyl
Clear amber colour. Taste is caramely, with moderate to light high bitterness. Ambiguous hops flavour, herbal, earthy. Long bitter finish. Good beer.
camoes (178) - PORTUGAL - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch J.14.02. AROMA: no hop notes with sweet malt aromas reminiscent of caramel. very low fruitness. APPEARANCE: amber color and hazy. moussy tanned head with good retention. TASTE: medium bitterness that lingers into a dry finish with no hop flavours. unbalanced high malt flavours. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: although the comercial description says it is a IPA, this beer is unbalanced towards a sweet malt profile but its not that bad.
GenkiGonzo (338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bungalow. Deep amber colour. Aroma has malts and caramel and is slightly sour. Dry spicy flavour, more malts than hops for what I expected.