ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Unusually sugary and caramelly for an IPA, with the hops being very muted. Even the rather subtle note of anise is stronger than the marginal, fresh hoppiness. Sweet bitter flavour, with the residual sugars cloying the mouth and the finish unsuccessfully trying to balance it by means of an astringent bitterness. The upside is the creamy carbonation and the soft mouthfeel but taken as a whole, this beer tastes disappointingly amateurish, like a chaotic patchwork that nobody cared to think over before creating it.
grew (128) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma: grass, herbs. Golden, little hazy with minimal white head. Concrete bitterness but with little sweetness. Quite good.
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jun ’14. A 0.5 l bottle kindly shared by the Slovakian RB crew, thanks! It poured hazy light orange body with small head. Quite decent citrus hop aroma, fruity, peachy, fine. Not typical cascade driven IPA, but pleasant anyway. Flavor was on the other hand very bitter, more herbal than citrus, although showed some malty citrus and biscuit notes. Medium bodied. Quite bitter and dry finish lasts for some time. Decent, yet very simple and admittedly, a little bit boring.
Nicke80 (316) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle in Hungary. Pours golden with little head. Sweet and fruity aroma with loads of hops. Fruity taste with floral notes.
Stuu666 (6743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is light caramel, taste is sweet dry toffee, fruity bitterness.
tampierre (1039) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled , Cesky Brod , CZ , Malt,caramel,yeast,fruity and floral aroma , Hazy golden orange color with smaller lacing head , Sweeter taste with nice bitter finish , Medium body , Soft carbon , Reminds me of some UK IPAs , Pleasant beer.
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -Thanks Slovakian crew for this one. Dark orange/golden coloured, small white head, mild hoppy nose with touch of spices. Quite strong hop bitterness with light fruity spicy notes and that’s it. Some alcohol shows up in the finish. All in all expected better one.
glennmastrange (2444) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Budapest Beer Festival 6/22/2014. Light to moderate roasted grain for the malt, moderate pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast with light dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent finish. A better than I expected IPA from the Slovak Rep.
gnoff (8777) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Léhűtő, Budapest, on June 19, 2014.
Clear golden color, white head that leaves lacing. Medium mouthfeel, medium high fruity bitterness. Hoppy, herbal, bitter, floral taste. Bitter aftertaste. A bit caramel, hoppy, earthy scent, floral.
Marko (4320) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the Slovak crew! :). Poured a lovely misty darker amber-golden body with a medium sized white head. Weak malty aroma, light notes of orange... English-style? Could be, certainly not American. The malty notes and that something that reminds me of orange show up in the taste too, finishing with a strong, somewhat herbal/piney bitterness. Creamy, light, nice, just a tad unbalanced.