Nische (1282) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber light mahogany colour lasting beige head. Somewhat hoppy aroma with caramel, toffee and tropical fruits. Taste is more grainy with the same hoppy notes together with a bitter finish. Decent.
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample @ Oersoep Bierfest 2015, Nijmegen.
Profile solide malté tirant sur le pâle et caramel, le tout est ponctué par un houblonné agrumes assez agréable ponctué par un léger côté pin-Chinook et des effluves tropicales en rétro tout comme en fin de bouche. Amertume perdure tout en restant plaisante et offrant assez de place au malt pour remonter le pente et offrir un fini sec presque poussiéreux.
mile (3513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, cloudy, small and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel - light toffee/bread, some tropical fruitiness and ligh grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel - light toffee/bread with some tropical fruitiness, light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel - light bread with light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit/citrus hoppyness Caramel sweetish IPA with notes of bread. Too sweet (and too little hoppyness) for me.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. An amber/brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Sweet, hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, sweet. Reminded me of Lagunitas Maximus but slightly sweeter. I really enjoyed this IPA.
gim (79) - POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing aroma of pineapple, after a bit some bready aroma comes through. Lightly hazy, maybe would be clear if poured more gently, dark-red / bit brownish. Light sweet, toasty. Medium bodied, bit oily, medium carbonation, nice bitter and quite lasting finish with some warming coming from alcohol. Very nice, I’ve enjoyed it.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. 5-10cl sample. The aroma has bit sugary sweetness, some spice, bit citrus. Clear, orange-copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, sweet, has some spice. Dunno, didn’t really get much hops out of it. Not too good this one.
drjoeng (248) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.5% ABV. IPA
This poured out of the bottle with a nice tan head and a deep amber brown color coming in at around 18ºSRM.
The nose was full of ripe pineapples and other tropical fruit. It had a deep, sweet estery nose as well. Plenty of nice grassy, fresh pine flavors in the nose as well.
The palate was alcoholic and richly malty with an overall pleasantly hop-balance. Good mouthfeel with nice body. Satisfying on the palate.
Kita (1544) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours murky amber brown color with medium frothy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of pineapple, pine, caramel and alcohol. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt, following is grassy, fruity and alcoholic, mouthfeel is rather dry, spicy and warming, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Less than expected...
gowdy (905) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Third pint keg at FyneFest. Extremely cloudy. A sort of dark brown colour. Slightly heavy consistency.
ianwelby (778) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby/brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous caramel and malt. Flavour is bittersweet. The caramel’s there, the resin too and a slightly citrus-y fruit edge to it as well.A very light sourness to it as well. It’s not spectacular but it’s very nicely balanced and definitely too drinkable for the strength!