crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Exploded when I opened the bottle, don’t think i shook it or anything. Poured a nice medium orange-amber hue with a nice sediment at the bottom. A frothy beige head that had great retention but no lace. Aroma had some nice fruity esters and s delicate cedar note to it. Really lacked hops and a sweet malt base. Flavor was slightly sour, not in a negative way. It seemed lost between a sour ale and an amber ale. Hops were mild in after taste and the carbonation seemed elevated.
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, medium stable slightly dense bubbly head, cloudy deep orange color,aroma of shrubs and wood with a piney hint, flavor of shrubs tobacco fruit and some biscuity maltiness, medium empathic shrubby bitterness. Not too complex but quite satisfying.
LazyPyro (364) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy amber-orange colour with large white head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, herbs and malt, something else I’m not sure about possibly wood from the Cedar cask. Taste is hoppy citrus and earthy malty, caramel notes, bready, pine. Bitter hop finish. Little bit different from a typical IPA, nice, interesting.
rayaron (1204) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Hazy orange with big bubbly beige head. The aroma has notes of citrus, some tropical fruits and caramel. Sweet flavor followed by hoppy bitterness, quite fruity (peach, orange), notes of caramel and toffee, a bit grassy, alcoholic with bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.
zvsn (1448) - ISRAEL - APR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a huge frothy head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mostly malty with earthy and herbal hops in the background, notes of pine, onion and soap. Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, toasted bread and biscuit, fruity, leafy and earthy hops, medium bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Decent English IPA.
adamnowek (1505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish bronze. Aroma is some malt, plum, and spice. Taste is really rather dry with some smoke and bay leaves.
Japalo (1699) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@riga airport with Erik. Haze three finger. Earthy Fruity lavendel sarge notes. Bay leaves earthy umami taste. Dry smooth. Very complex. Fine.
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thirstyrabbit (1679) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sunset orange body, medium head. Aroma has herbal hops and marmalade. Quite hoppy taste with woody bitterness (is that the barrel?), some marmalade and dried orange peel. Sweet jammy finish with some bitter orange peel. Not your typical IPA, that’s for sure. But it’s interesting and memorable - extra points for that.
sulawang (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Tokyo Station Edition @7% ABV. Pours reddish-brown with a small creamy head, ringed retention, suspended micro sediment, steady micro streams along the perimeter.
Nose: light toasted sweet toffee barley malts. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp-thicker viscosity,
Mid-palate: fine creamy CO2 mouthfeel, almost berrylike, (lvl-6-sweetness), tangy-zingy, woody toffee barley malt, hints of sake sweetness
Finish: dryness, lingering medium sharp bitter hops.
Summary: A truly enticing full mouthfeel with a solid tasting barley malt body and lasting hops to finish it off.
mR_fr0g (8027) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Bright golden / orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, black pepper, little veg, woody. Flavour is composed of nutty, veg, earthy, hop, little black woody, hint of vanilla, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation.
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at home in Richmond. As ’Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale’, 7.5%, aged in cedar barrels. Dark orange, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is musty, woody, a little floral, dust. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is woody, dry, softly floral and smokey with a light bitterness.