bbertels (40) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
To be a 2.5 per cent brew, this is not bad at all: crisp taste, round and somewhat bitter hops and not the overkill of malt that one sometimes get in alcohol weak beers. A good low alcohol alternative!
Cimbasso (64) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This low-alcohol (2.5% ABV) brew has a light golden colour and a lacy white head. The flavour is crisp and zesty dominated by lime and other citrus notes. Surprisingly full-tasting considering its low alcohol content, this is a refreshing and satisfying beer. It has a long, dry finish. A well-hopped beer with an excellent balance.
KM (329) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fresh, crisp, fruity aroma. Light hoppy flavour, thin and almost watery. Heavy bitter finish. (At home, 03.08.2014)
daniele (5345) - ITALY - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
oro carico schiuma media un po grossolana non molto persistente agrumata citrica lieve nota fruttata buona secchezza amaro presente ma abbastanza contenuto
Snegurochka (387) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
350ml bottle purchased at Eurospar Tomasjordnes. Small creamy head on a slightly hazy golden body. Fresh hops, lime, fruits, dry notes and orange peel. A bit thin, but very refreshing on a hot day. Quite okay for strength. (06.07.14)
Beertobealive (230) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
very short and quickly fainting bubbly beige head. nice hops flavors. clear orange body. bitter and flat taste.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Concentrated grass, citrus and earth create quite the impression, leaving a portentous bitterness on this dryish low gravity IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the particled cloudy beige.
-Drinkability is low for a 2.5%. Quite the feat, sadly...
-Malt character is nearly absent.
-Brash grassiness is not what I look for in a low gravity brew.
Ragnampiza (384) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pale sunrise orange, pretty clear, with a tiny, creamy, not very persistent off-white head. Quite strange aroma, definitely there is that cat piss smell (reading the label I see there is Simcoe), light berries/wild type of fruits, various spices, almost balsamic/herbal smelling overall. Perhaps some cooked vegetables or meaty notes ? Really strange indeed. Slightly better in the mouth, moderate bitterness, lingering hoppy taste, watery and light as it should be. Still some dusty/earthy notes emerging in the aftertaste, but not as unpleasent as the aroma. Relatively easy drinking. Average carbonation, light body, slightly cream texture. A bit of a let down, honestly.
MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starting off with big hops and citrus. Then it becomes more and more thin with some fruits and and unpleasing bitterness.
McTapps (3919) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out of the bottle (many thanks to Patrick!) in a hazy light golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of butter biscuits and hops. Taste of butter, biscuits, cake, mild apples, hops and bread. Herbal finish. Nice one.