Theydon_Bois (15534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell (Dec ’11), served in a half pint ’tulip’ style glass.
Light orange to gold in colour, clear and with minimal head and lacing.
Hoppy aroma and with emphasis on citrus notes, particularly grapefruit.
Not the strongest teasting of double IPA’s, and not overly bitter/high IBU, but distinct citrus tang, as with the smell, predominately grapefruit.
Mouthfeel - tart, refreshing, dry-ish aftertaste.
Slipstream (2348) - USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Whole Foods. Very good fruity, floral aroma - sweet with a little fresh bread, caramel, and whiskey. Clear, shiny amber pour with a good amount of froth. Rich and hoppy, but not harsh. It seemed like there were some English and/or German hops in here, but the deScription says the hops were from America and New Zealand. There is a pleasant, lingering pith/rye bitterness on the palate. It doesn’t really go down like an imperial. A good brew, but not worth the $20 per liter it was selling for.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mugs Alehouse. Not much on the nose, A little sweet on the palate, thin mouth feel, perhaps some butterscotch with a bitter finish, not a huge fan of this one, would like to taste more hops.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at pilsen beer markets ’11. amber brown with slight haze and a voluminous off white head; aroma of pine and tropical fruit; chewy malts and appreciable bitterness, slightly buttery but satisfying
charlotte (5077) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught.Copper colour with no head.Aroma is fruity of oranges and sweet fruits,malty and tosted with vinous mouthfeels and good bitter flavor,nice mild hint of berries aswell,makes this a really nice beer.
ration (2086) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cloudy copper with a nice head. Aroma mango?, other fruits, hops. Some alcohol comes through. Medium palate. Not Bad.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg. Deep hazy amber color with a medium off-white head. The aroma’s of pine wood, lemon, sweet fruits. The taste is bitter, fresh, some acid. Nice. A little hot. Full body, nice full carbonation. Overall, pretty nice DIPA.
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC, London. Pours a lightly hazy, amber-brown with a foamy head. Poopey fruit, berries in the aroma, some pine, caramel. Very sweet flavor, toasty malts, bread, toasty sugar, light pine and ripe citrus. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming and sticky finish, more caramel, mild pine, fruits. OK beer. A little odd but decent overall.
olio (8714) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Rated on 20110802.
Pours cloudy copper colour with small head. Aroma of lots and lots of fruits, apricot and orange peel, mild caramel and light syrup. Flavour of apricot, orange, caramel and distant syrup. Nice, but a bit too sweet.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ølfestival 2011. A small, dense, off-white head sits on top of a clear, amber body. Canned tropical fruits mix, some alcohol, resin and pine cones on the quite sweetish nose. Sweet and fruity flavor with a decent bitterness. Well, I would like more bitterness, but there’s at least enough to prevent it from being unbalanced towards sweetness. Full-bodied, sweetish and pleasantly carbonated. Bitter and fruity finish. A decent beer, but a bit strange and boring. 110527