Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [thanks to secret santa Europe] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy orange color, medium sized creamy off - white to beige head. Aroma of malts, citrus, a bit old hops. Taste malts, again a bit old hops, decently bitter, slightly fruity. Nice bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Maybe past its prime but still quite nice.
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy orange to amber colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells unfresh, hops, slightly sweaty, slightly fruity. Tastes bitter, fruity, grains, some malts.. It’s a nice beer but the ipa bar has been set high by other ipas. Medium body, fizzy carbo.
Lowenbrau (2441) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Thanks to Euro Santa 2013.Pours clear amber, with nice white head. Some head retention and lacing. Grassy, herbal, pine and some caramel aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.Taste is bitter, some dry, pine, herbal. Dry bitterness and aftertaste. Enjoyable.
berntholer (1224) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
thanks MisoW light beige head disappears with some lacing. amber colour. aroma malt, walnut peel, some putteke, oxidized, caramel. taste like aroma with a long bitter aftertaste, also a bit soapy. dry mouthfeel, watery, medium carbonation. quite one dimensional and watery. bottle 50 cl / bbf jan-2014
ferencmato (47) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap.Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma - not great - earthy, yeasty, papery, faint floral hops. Taste - sweet at first - raisins, peach; goes bitter pretty quickly. Long-fading pleasant bitter aftertaste. Nice beer.
TBone (13518) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml PBFVIII
Slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Fruity, orange peels colors. Medium-bodied. Grapefruity, a bit fruity IPA. Quite ok.
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light amber colour, dissipating white head. Malty aroma, biscuit, hops, drying grass, caramel. Bitter flavour, sweet malts and caramel. Bitter finish, caramel, honey and malts. Decent.
(50cL bottle @ home. From trade with Cuso, thanks!!)
tomer (2008) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, many thanks Cuso, stable bubbley head, clear deep orange colour, aroma of citrus and peach with some fruit drops in the back, flavour of grapefruit and herbs with a malty backbone, strong mellow bitterness that lasts to a long pleasant bitter aftertaste. Very good balanced IPA.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle from trade with Misow. This is a cloudy deep almost copper orange one with a medium sized off-white head and tons of beige particles and sediments. Not my definition of an IPA on the nose as it’s quite earth and toned down. An English style perhaps? Unfortunately there is lots of papery tones in the aroma. That combined with a earthy almost soily base it’s quite a far way from being fruity or hoppy. Malt sweetness also found here. In the taste however there is a strong and pleasant bitterness. Was expecting a dull sweet malt bomb, but this is actually somewhat pleasant. Almost a little bit soapy bitter with a good amount of near mind wrenching grapefruit zest, grapefruit and some corn. It has a mild only mouthfeel and a below average, almost soft carbonation level. Lingering bitter flavors that’s not letting go in the mouth. Only wish it had a bit more fruity character. That combined with the strong bitter base could have been a nice combo. 30.08.2013
Jamedra (627) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je znát po kvásku s nádechem ovoce a chmelu. Pěna je středně vysoká, jemná, bílé barvy a nedržící. Barva je oranžová a kalná. Chuť má nádech ořechovice s jemným pomerančovým okrajem, finiš je středně hořký a držící. Celkově se jedná o chutné pivo které i přes svojí robustní chuť je dobře pitelné.