tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Bottled 11/06/15 :(. Pours clear dark orange with a thick foamy head. Aroma of caramely malts, aged hops and herbal notes. Taste is sweetish, malty and caramely with loads of aged resinous hops and herbal notes. Finish is sweet, stuffy and caramely with some malts, toffee, resin and herbal notes. Not very fresh.
andrepintado (2623) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Hazy orange color. Thin white head. Medium crispy body. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Aroma is hoppy, orange, piney, malt.
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 20/05/2016
Color amarillo, aromas caramelo, sabor frutal, dulce.
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
West Coast IPA with off-white, irregularly lacing, medium thick, well retaining, dense head and almost clear, deep and warm glowing orange blonde colour. Aroma of biscuit, tangerine, pine-scented air freshener, dry apple cake, dried mango, toasted white bread, marmelade, soapy lychee, tropical flowers, sweet curry, bitter honey, light marihuana, sweet white grape, lavender. Clean, fairly neutral onset, some restrained sweet and mildly sourish fruitiness (orange, mango, lychee), soft carbo even for the style, smooth and light, somewhat oily body, nice biscuity malt sweetness but only lightly so, leading to a juicy malty finish with aromatic, mildly citrusy, refreshingly piney and ’tropical floral’ hoppiness, which, however, fails to deliver the long drying bitterness one would expect from an American style IPA; there is a citrus peel-like and peppery bitterness for sure, even lasting quite long, but it does not thoroughly penetrate the malt sweetness which dominates the end, rather staying at the surface of it. Weird... this must be the ’softest’ American IPA I had so far, aromatically attractive, but not delivering these expectations in pure flavor. This is much closer to APA than to IPA I think, nothing wrong with that of course because this is certainly a very tasty beer, but I expected more bitterness so given the fact that Lost Coast labelled this IPA, I cannot help but being a little bit disappointed...
alvaro78 (219) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas cítricos y resina
Buen aspecto transparente con buena espuma
En boca balanceada con final amargo seco
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Benzai (12763) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll @ Brewpub Van Moll. Slightly hazy orange color, medium sized stable white head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is lightly malts, fruity, fruit hops. Taste is light to moderately malty, nicely bitter, nice fruit hops, a touch of resin and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Delicious!
sir__v (1916) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: hazy orange golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy, pine and resin domination. Sweet grassy finish. Taste: medium body with pine and resin hops attack. Sweet attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Not so fruity. Sweet caramel finish. Aftertaste: wet bitterness.
adasko (1772) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity piney aroma, fresh and pleasant. Bit grassy with orange fruits in the back. Similar notes in the taste, no malty sweetness. Just hoppy profile, hoppy fruity notes. Well placed , soft but quite big bitterness. Very good mouth feel. Awesome example of west coast IPA.
babymammoth (58) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is biscuit and toast with caramel notes. The hops are mild with pine notes. Nice enough to drink but I’m drinking this in Australia and think it may not travel well.
Taboada (824) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mml bottle tasted on the 23/04/2016. Slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is malty with hints of grapefruit and hops. Sweetish malty pine needles and citrus hoppy flavor. Has a malty bitter hoppy finish with some citrus in the aftertaste. Next one please!