Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Henrik for what I think is my first beer from NM ! 30/12/12.
Lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a small film.
Nose is bitter hops, pine, grapefruit - simple and fresh.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, hops, pine, orange pith, touch of sugars.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish.
First rate IPA!
mR_fr0g (1391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Light amber gold colour. Big piny resinous aroma. Grapefruit. Relatively low bitterness. Mid carbonation and mod sweet finish. Piny finish.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Clear gold thin white head. Very hoppy aroma. good. yes tasty grapefruit hoppy beer.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy lemongrass aroma, caramel, floral, pineapples, metal notes, peach, herbal notes, pine needles, biscuits, spicy notes. Hoppy flavor, caramel, floral, herbal, citrus, grapefruit, pine needles, some biscuits. Hoppy bitter finish with pineapple, citrus, lemongrass and some floral notes. Good beer.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, my last bottle od 3 4packs. Pine, citrus, dank, light toast, resiny hops, pleasant bitterness. Enjoyable.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Christmas present from my daughter via Beer Jobber. Pours clear amber with a white head. The aroma is bready sweet malts. The flavor has the sweet malt base but then gives way to a huge hop hit. Dry and refreshing, one of the best IPA’s i’ve had in a while.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper pour, thin soapy off white head and striped sticky lacing .... aroma of piney, rindy and citrusy hops with a light caramel malt ... the taste is pure ibu heaven with lots of piney, rindy and citrusy hops, light caramel malt backbone and a dry, strong bitter hop that just pounds the tongue ... mouthfeel is lightly slick and oily with a long bitter bite ... finishes bitter and dry with a lingering bitter hop bite .... abv hidden well ... everything an ipa should be
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can from my father in law, poured an orangish copper color with aromas of light pine, huge citrus, a touch of caramel, and some pineapple. Flavors follow suit where citrus is the main player, light bitter aftertaste, a nice ipa overall.
sherm1016 (997) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can, received as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours a bright amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, pine, some onion. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, pine, citrus, onion, nice malt backbone, with a nice hoppy finish. Very tasty.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can, copper orange pour. fluffy white head. very balanced IPA. Far from a hop bomb, but a nice substantial hop presence. Tea notes, orange marmalade, caramel maltiness. Very flavorful. Enjoyable IPA