fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Grumpy Goat. Slightly hazy amber with small head. Spicy marmelade aroma. Big bite of bitterness with more marmelade underneath, and grassy afterwards. Great beer, but one’s enough for an evening.
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle purchased at the Brewery Shop in BErkhamsted. Pours a deep golden color with an off-white head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, hint of resin. The taste is crisp, dry and bitter up front. Secondarily the flavors come in with malt sweetness, citrus and some resign with a dry ending. Light+ in body with average carbonation. A nice, solid beer.
mR_fr0g (8052) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Lovibonds tap takeover Brewdog Camden. Clear golden / orange coloured pour with a sticky white head. Aroma is caramel malts, hot alcohol, lemon earthy hop, candied hop, hop leaf. Flavour is caramel hop candy, earthy lemon, little solvent, hop leaf. Firm assertive hop bitterness with a little metallic. Palate is semi sweet, airy carbonation. Lingering firm earthy hop.
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey dark golden to amber colour with average to huge, thick, firm, foamy, fairly lasting, decently lacing, off-white head. Resinous, piney and herbal hoppy aroma, sweet-ish caramel malty basis, hints of lime and lemongrass, even a ginger touch. Taste is dry, piney hoppy, slightly floral and perfumed, sweet-ish caramel malty basis, hints of lime and lemongrass scratching on the edge to soapy. Very harmonious composition, nice surprise. Excellent Thai food paring. Praise the Hopinator!
TBone (15616) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml (ABM)I
Hazy amber color, decent white head, some lace. Pineapple and pine in the nose. Also some funky notes. Medium-bodied. Hop oily, piney and pineapple fruity flavor with long bitterness. 3 months old bottle so probably sharper when really fresh but even now shows its potential. Well-brewed modern ipa.
dsmith4 (47) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33oml bottle from the grumpy goat, Reading. Excellent IPA, thoroughly recommend this to any hop head. This carries through all the great characteristics of a west coast IPA which the beer openly emulates. Flavours of grapefruit and peach
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange copper colour with a large white head. Aroma of rich citrusy hops, floral notes and herbs. Flavour of floral hops, grapefruit, mango, herbs, mild biscuity notes and orange pith. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Juicy, dry, bitter finish. Nice and balanced.
olio (8802) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Batch #445. Bottled on 31.07.2014. BBE 02/2015.
Pours hazy golden color with a large frothy head. Lots of sweet tropical fruits on the nose, gummy bears, juicy orange and nice floral hops. Orange and grapefruits on the flavor, faint lemon, slightly resinous hops, lingering grassy and gooseberry dominated aftertaste. Very refreshing and tasty, leans on the sweet side but the citric fruits cut in nicely, nice hop profile also.
SaintMatty (6509) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Peach, apricot, grapefruit and some floral notes. Bitter, hoppy and fruity taste with grapefruit, peach and some slightly spicy notes.
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy amber, nose is light fruit, taste is orange, peach.
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grapes and mango, with a hint of powdered sugar, some gravy, lime and muesli. flavour is more mango and some sugar icing, with a hint of resin and a very light bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.