Douberd (3996) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, thanks Secret Sinterklaas! Poured into a tulip, ABV 6.4%
Deep golden orange colour on the body, bright and clear, with two fingers of off white head. Very good retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma is citrus, orange, marmalade,
Taste is again citrus, orange peel, mandarines, moderate hoppy. The orange more notable on the finish. Mildly bitterness, with good duration.
Medium thin body, quite carbonated.
Overall quite good
Cuso (6872) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my first Secret European Santa box, many thanks. Dark orange color with medium white head. Strong hoppy aroma with soapy notes. Taste, solid malty base, followed by hoppy kick with oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, grapefruit zest, pines. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks MrHangover, small bubbley head, hazy deep orange colour, light hoppy aroma of melon and kiwi with some herbs, flavour of orange marmalade and tobbaco, medium strong bitterness. Nice, just a bit too old.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks tomer. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of hops, a bit stale, a bit citric. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, yeast, stale hops, a bit citric, and some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough.
Zer0 (1186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma is grassy, yeasty and some citrus. Medium bitterness and light sweet. Some caramel notes. Medium body and quite fizzy.
Nisse666 (5562) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtsey of MrHangover cons 2013-09-19 Göteborg
AR: rich and sweet aroma of apricot marmelade
AP: dark coppery clear body, high frothy thick steady white head
F: sweet apricot marmelade, a bit thin pallet, wee but intensive carbonation, citrus, orange liqure, medium high bitternees
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at Lemmy’s. Lemony, mineral nose. A bit astringent malt, like abstract, ok hop flavors with peach, Amarillo. A bit amateurish.
MarcoDL (3402) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, but not that great as well. Taste is a little too flat, I like it better when an IPA is more outspoken.
ShivanDragon (2793) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
robijn rood, helder met schuimige witte kraag
aroma: exotisch fruit, moutig, zoet, caramouten, citrus, rood fruit, grapefruit
smaken: medium zoet, stevig bitter, matig gemout, stevig kruidig met peper, gember, kruidnagel, graan
medium body, dun van textuur, normale co2, en afdronk wat droog
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark redish amber with a thick, frothy, lacy, lasting off-white head. Smells of citrus (grapefruit) hops with fruit (peaches and apples) and caramel malt. Medium oily body with high crisp carbonation. Very dry. Tastes of toffee with a nice hop balance that is not too powerful. Sweet at first with a medium bitter dry finish. Tastes of peaches with grapefruit and pine. Nice spice overall. A great IPA