brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/21/13. Not the freshest, still tasty. Sweet malt, hops, straw aroma. Prickly carbonation. Malty and pleasant on the palate, finishes hoppy with a bit of lingering bitterness. Tasty.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this from Capone’s and saw the much-appreciated bottled by date right away.
It poured a light lemony-orange with a generous, two-finger head which held to no less than a coating until finished. There was proper lacing throughout, as well. Nose was floral and citrus with lemon up front. There was also some pine, grassiness and apricots. Taste was well-balanced with citrus, pine, but with the malt background evident and pleasant. Mouthfeel is creamy and dry but not overly bitter. Finish did not have much bitterness or hop bite either. This is a well-balanced offering I will absolutely try again.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent amber, thin white head, lasting with moderate lace. Nose is dank and earthy, Maine co blast of hops, lightest cheese. flavor is too rich, alcohol brings heat and residual sugar drowns clean hop profile of mo and Peeper. Too thick and hot, most noticeable in papery finish and coating palate.
caesar (4897) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thnx to PP from de Molen for sharing. Hazy yellow color, short head. Aroma of hops, some tropical fruit, hint of pine, some pineapple. Not as much caramel or bready malts present which you see a lot in IPA from American origin. Not that outspoken, although it’s just 6 weeks old. I did expect a bit more to be honest. In taste it has a really nice balance between the soft malts and medium bitterness. Overall I’m a bit disappointed, but that’s mainly because of the high expectations I had before.
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin head. The nose is round. Clear colour. Taste a bit simple flowery. Smell is better developed compared to the taste.
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the De Molen July 2nd Tuesday tasting. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big grassy hops, nettles and pine needles with some floral notes. The flavour is medium bitter, spicy hop, pepper and some grapefruit citrus on the palate. A very refreshing summer beer.
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ De Molen monthly tasting. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell malts, fruityness, hops, blossom, flowery. Taste lightly malts, hops, blossom, again a bit flowery mainly in the finish and lightly bitter. Soft body and carbonation.
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma full of fruity hops, pine and some yeast. Flavor is clean American hops, fruity, pine and some resin. Nice balance and quite smooth. Very decent IPA, but also a bit standard and boring.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is piney fruity hops, faint bready malt. Flavour is nice and dry fruity piney hop bitterness. Nice but expected a bit more.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at De Molen tasting thanks to PP. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, light grass, a little caramel malt. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium Jodie’s with soft carbonation.