Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home and at launch @The Hanging Bat (rating backlog now being caught up) Pours very cloudy off yellow smallish white head. Nose of tropical fruit juice not much alcohol on the nose, a hint of perfume/floral notes as well. Grapefruit general citrus fruits and some pine on the taste a bit thin.
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky cardboard golden, bright but dull at the same time. Initially decent head but fades with slim great lacing. Nose is furry peach, dense mango and initially very just fleshy tropical fruit. Initial taste is bright, chalky booze and sunshine citrus. Blasts of brassy but pillowed bitterness, dewy and Soily though. Carbonation is soft as fuck. Mouthfeel is crusty tinny. Finishes a fairly clean shaven tropical fruit smash for the ABV, though the linger isn’t as nourishing as previous efforts. Bottle, third of three only upped the nose for 2015 the rest are untouched. Keg 2013 is king. First batch pithes the deepest.
jc1762 (643) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a taster showing extremely cloudy, phlegm-like yellow.
The aroma shows a lot of tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit, peaches, mango) and big notes of cannabis.
The palate is cloudy and light bodied with a very strong pithy/citric bitterness that is very well balanced by the same tropical fruit flavors that appear on the nose. Despite the high alcohol and heavy flavors it’s still very easy to approach. The precipitates lend itself to the body of the beer; somewhat thick bodied but with a medium carbonation.
sir__v (1984) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Sample at Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015 - Color: hazy blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and floral. High hoppy domination, resin finish. Taste: grassy and floral. Dry bitterness and small resin finish. Aftertaste: floral and grassy, wet bitterness.
Can from Caps & Taps, London - UK. Color: hazy golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy domination. High pine hoppy presence. Really fruity. Taste: full body with high hoppy taste, pine and fruity taste. Floral notes. Good attenuation and quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: dry bitterness and resin.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2/V/15 - on tap @ Tilquin English Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2015-567) Thanks to the ratebeer crew and other people for sharing today’s beers!
Bit cloudy yellow to blond beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, mango, fruity, peach candy, very intense and lovely smell. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, alcohol, bit sourish, lots of pineapple, bitter touch, sweet malts. Aftertaste: alcohol, peach candy, very fruity, lovely stuff!
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminds me of Nogne O 500, just a big full bodied IPA/Barley Wine beast. Great beer.
bierkoning (12274) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 1st Anniversary Kaapse Brouwers Festival. Blonde, cloudy. Herbal hopsoup, with upcoming tropical fruit. Almost full bodied, but low on carbon. Alcohol hidden behind the hops. Nice!
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Kaapse festival. Golden pour. Aroma of hop, gras and citrus. Taste is very fresh and fruity, with citus, pine and a nice malty body. Very drinkable for this abv, nicely done.
caesar (6604) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Kaapse Fest, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of big piney hops, citrus, grapefruit, slight biscuity malt. Big bold bitterness, pine again. Great IIPA, although I dont know if I could handle a bomber of this stuff. Probably burns holes in your stomach. But for a small sipper, it’s delicious.
androman (1697) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, 1dl tasting glass @ Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival 2015, Rotterdam. Body is hazy yellow, head is nearly flat, creamy, white, fully diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is tropical fruits, flavor is lemon peel, spices, soapy. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy bittersweet. Medium to full body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, great IPA.