HPDalen (316) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a thin, white head. Juniper berries and sage very dominant in the aroma, almost a bit overwhelming as it masks most other aromas. Nice palate, medium body, quite soft carbonation. Bitter finish, but still quite soft. Flavour is better than aroma, nice balance between bitter pine and sweet caramel with distinct flavour of juniper berry. This is rather bold, and nicely pulled off.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Looks like root beer and smells like a soda, too. The juniper and sage dominate over the tops of this otherwise barky brew, herbal and sweet at the same time. Not my cup of tea ... in fact it would be better as tea than beer. (#6316, 9/1/2016)
gunnar (7871) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours hazy dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Strong piney aroma. Taste is light sweet, with a nice distinct juniper addition, dry piney finsih with oranges and mints at the end.
DenverLogan (1097) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a Sierra Nevada stem glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of big juniper, sage, roasty malts and hay. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, caramel, bitter herbs, gin, sage, molassas, straw hops. Overall big, bold, unique...obviously not for everyone but I enjoy the boldness of malts, hops and the herbs...though I wouldn’t call it an IPA.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
IPA biondo-aranciato con un solido cappello di schiuma bianca. Balsamica, freschissima, le erbe aggiunte si sentono moltissimo. Setosa, dissetante.. buona!!
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Very pleasant aroma with noticeable juniper berries and sage along with some citrus and malt. The flavor is more about the malt and hops and less the juniper berries and sage, although they are both still present. A touch of caramel sweetness to the beer as well. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
Idiosynkrasie (6404) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Barely clear, redd-ish, dark copper colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Herbal and citrusy hoppy aroma with bath salt touch, hints of juniper, lavender, sage. Taste is herbal and citrusy hoppy, minimally soapy, hints of juniper, lavender, sage.
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at Kingsnight Avoidance Tasting. Clear orange amber with offwhite head. Very herbal, sage, sweet and funky, licorice sticks, sweaty, onion, musk. Mostly herbal, light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Medium body, oily, low carbonation, yeasty finish.
kermis (10833) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Kings night avoidance tasting. Clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is big herbal, sage, light fruits and sweat. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Kingsnight tasting. Clear amber with off white head. Lots of herbs, onion, sweat, sour gooseberries, lots of sage. Under medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied. Way too herbal for me.