PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Teresa’s, pours hazy copper with small white head, nice lacin. Orange sugar, melon, pine, and bitter grapefruit dankness to this cask beer. Medium to fuller body with lighter carbonation. Finishes dry and tangy with some delicious west coast hopping.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
> A decent cask English IPA on tap in rural Pennsylvania despite all the things that could go wrong
[ Cask ][ Teresa’s Next Door ][ 2oz ][ Mini Stange ][ Free ][ 2/16/14 ]
>> Great foam atop a clear, glowing gold pour. Nose is cantaloupe, squashy, fresh noble style hops. Low cheesiness. Taste is vegetal up front, then spicy, bitter, honeydew rind, cantaloupe sugar. Not bad. Drinkable. Soft palate.
<!> hmm, would like to try more Magic Rock
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy gold, large bubbled puffy white head. Restrained orange and pine nose, lightly musky with heavy manure. Heavy caramel sugar up front, oily light pine with wood emerging late mid, light wood vanilla sweetness in the finish.
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - slightly hazy dark gold colour with slim white head. Nice citrus hop, resin, apricot, caramel, malty aroma. Fruity, hoppy, resinous in the taste with nice balancing maltiness. Nice smooth medium mouthfeel, late bitter finish. Excellent
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BD shepherds bush. Nothing spectacularly great or to set it apart at all, just a very well done IPA. Slight resin, sweet caramel and big pine on the nose. Plenty of bright fruits in the taste with loads of pine and sticky sweet resin which works well. Balance works nicely into this beer. Good stuff
martjoobolut (356) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Drink Bar
Appearance: hazy amber with huge head. The head stays. Aroma: cat piss, resin, grass, sourness. Flavor: resin, grapefruit, caramel, honey. Finish is long grapefruit bitter with some caramel sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: nice fruity ipa.
minutemat (883) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Fresh gooseberry aroma.. prickly citrus hops although the prickliness dissipates a little too quick unlike the likes of Summer Wine’s Diablo.. some pink grapefruit in there but flavour mellows more than I’d like. It’s a great beer, but it just kind of wets my appetite for Human and Un-Human.
spacecube (653) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, surprised I hadn’t already rated this, one of my home county’s best hoppy IPAs. Pours clear light golden brown with a big nose of tropical fruit hop over a silky malt backbone, moving into a dry and bitter finish that is quite long leaving a bitter grapefruit aftertaste in the mouth with a bit of peppery spice. Carbonation lively, body light. Very nice IPA.
Tide (1461) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kitty's Public House. Slightly hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, citrus, mango, peach and pine. Bitter finish with hops, grapefruit, peach and pine. Excellent IPA.
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at S&A - strange brew - hoppy nose promised lots - kinda sour taste - not the expected sweet mat/hop bomb - surprising light body - interesting for one drink - just a bit too weird for me.