Douberd (4323) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Kona Castaway IPA) Bottle 355 ml at home, from local Albert Heijn, served into a shaker. ABV 6%
Deep golden yellow colour on the body, crystal clear and with good activity in the glass. Small and a bit thin white head on top, with average retention.
Aroma has light tropical fruits, light grapefruit, orange peel. Quite faint.
Taste is nicely bitter and more intense, with citrus, light grapefruit, orange peels, a bit of pine, tropical fruits on the finish, fresh grass.
Medium thin body wiht good carbonation, quite dry on the palate.
jmgreenuk (6753) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Albert Heijn, Den Haag. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin broken white head with some bubbly lace. The aroma is grassy pine needle hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big woody hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (1011) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Bittersweet finish. Lacking something but drinkable enough.
ha1ag (823) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Fruity herbal nose. Dark golden color with a mediumsized frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some soft malts. Flavour is fruity, herbal with crisp hops. Nice find!
Alengrin (4083) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hawaiian IPA, now for sale at the Albert Heijn supermarkets (if only because this brewery somehow cooperates with AB InBev for its distribution). Tightly cobweb-lacing, egg-white, irregular but dense and moussy, stable head over a clear, warm and pure golden blonde beer with quiet fizz; apparently filtered, as it remains clear even with the bottle completely emptied. Refreshing aroma of lemon blossom, lime zest, yellow grapefruit peel, lovely biscuit or even warm cake, bitter honey, lychee, some vague and not overly disturbing iron, limoncello, tulips, spruce, sweet curry spices, kumquat, dried mango. Crisp, lively onset, ’clean’ but effective and vivid fruitiness of passion fruit, green banana and lychee, sweetish and sourish in perfect balance, softish carbo, supple, lean, resinous and oily body gliding effortlessly over the tongue with a light bready malt sweetishness, connecting with a lovely hoppy finish, both very aromatic (retronasal citrus peel, flowers and some pine) and adequately bittering, long and drying, to the point where almost no malt sweetness comes through anymore, yet at the same time refraining from becoming overly harsh, more spicy, leafy and resinous, oily. This may not be that remarkable among the zillions of other IPAs in our modern world, but when I started studying beer fifteen years ago, I could never have dreamed of an American style IPA being for sale in a local supermarket and that by itself is a pleasant thing to establish. Elegant, quenching, crisp, with just the right amount of New World hops for fragrance and bitterness, albeit in a somewhat ’industrial’ form: this is much better than I expected. Nice find.
vincentvega72 (286) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Mooi helder goudblond bier met oranje gloed en mooie witte schuimkraag. Fris fruitig aroma. Mandarijn, blauwe bessen, perzik, beetje meloen. Fruitig van smaak met goede bittere afdronk. Goed biertje, zeer goed in balans. Prima ipa.
brucebruce81 (356) - Wyoming, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very hoppy IPA that really punched your palate right up front and then smoothed out at the finish. It was lacking on the Malts but was not terrible.
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mike_77 (4816) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice aroma of caramelised, juicy tropical fruits. It’s in the flavour too together with a touch of lime citrus. Has a balanced bitterness. It remains fresh and easy to drink. Sessionable.
Vili (244) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Clear dark golden pour with thin white head. Little to no lacing. Aromas of fresh pine, grass and herbs. Taste is heavily bitter, no sourness, dry. Lots of carbonation, slick palate. Aftertaste is bitter and short with slightly empty finish. Average IPA, thin body.
Franksv6 (738) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright blond beer with a small white head, medium carbonation.
What tastes hoppy, veelhop aroma, tropical fruity, citrus, floral, grassy.