faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Unclear deep amber colour. Nice fruity hoppiness with caramel in aroma. Pleasant fruity hoppy caramel citrus flavour with malt and a nice bitterness indeed. Well lasting fruity hoppy dry bitter finish.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with Brigadier - Pours a clear amber color with a nice size off white head. Nice spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and floral hops. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. Finish is pretty mellow for a 2IPA. Bet this was nice when first released. A good beer. Thanks Nathan.
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy dark orange, smooth but not very large offwhite head.
aroma is quite hoppy, flowery.
flavor is sweet, flowery, a little like candy, sweet caramelly,
palate is nicely smooth
Plovmand (6984) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of peach, citrus, grass and pine. Very nice. The flavour is lots of caramel, fruity hops, pine, grass and peach. I very nice IPA. How this is styled an APA is a mystery :)
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle from miketd)murky orangewith not much head.aroma is slilght pine hops and caramel malts.flavor is much of the same with some orange peel.pretty weak for a double ipa.
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 660ml at Beer Hunters
Orange-amber color, small off-white head. Fresh hoppy, grassy and piney aroma with some yeastyness. Fresh grassy-hoppy flavor; a bit sweetish malty (glue?) with some ryeish notes. Balanced and fresh IPA.
FatPhil (10846) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mid-deep orange. Fruity new world hop aroma, as expected. Slightlt citrussy, but not just cascade, some peachiness. Pleasant palate, reasonable carbonation. Certainly quite hoppy, but at least they’re fresh. A bit maltier than some, but clearly aimed at the hop contingent. Grapefruit not dominant, burps nicely. Not so bad compared to other hop bomps, not excessively sweet, or too alcoholic.
BBB63 (6443) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Coppery amber with a small frothy head but good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy, herbal and slightly resiny hops, pale and crystal malts, slight soapy and medicinal vapours, and some peppery and salty esters. The taste is balanced hop bitterness and fruitiness backdropped by a sweet and grainy malt tone. Moderately hop spiced and astringent finish. The mouth feel is lively and sharp, the best part of this brew. While a nice beer, it is hardly memorable or a standout within the genre.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppin frog raw hop - earthy leaf aroma. Some citrus too. Golden orange pour thin beige head. Rather subtle. Dry leafy and earthy. Sweet paler malts. Floral leafy but subtle all around and a little too sweet maybe. 6 3 7 3 14
tiong (4724) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 660ml @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone, Kuopio, Finland
Fresh, hoppy and fruity aroma. Smooth and fresh flavor, which isn’t as hoppy as the aroma suggests. Pretty dry and fruity palate. A good IPA without the usual overload of hops.