eelco (88) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good but not essential. Floral hops in the bouqet, mostly bitter taste. Nice carbonation.
Franksv6 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper colored beer with a lasting white head, medium carbonation.
Smells of hops.
Tastes nice bitter hops, citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits.
Tasty IPA with only 6% alc.
DutchMark (223) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad ipa. also not very interesting. Looks nice hazy orange. Carbonation is soft prickly. Flavor is dominated by the hops and not much else going on. A bit of malt and some yeast. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Nice for a summer afternoon.
HopfenWeisse (1230) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit hazy golden orange color with small head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is fruity, hops, bitter.
BBHansen (282) - KÝge, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Hugos. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy amber with good soapy white head and some lacing. aroma/taste: barley, citrus, and floral hints. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, some malt sweetness,distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: good tasteful IPA
Vili (99) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Clear golden pour with minimal white head, average lacing. Aroma is fresh spruce, resin and bread. Taste is heavily bitter, fresh with full body. Aftertaste is quite short, but nicely balanced to the bitter, hoppy finish. Really nice and well-made beer.
TheFoamhead (158) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The name should normally the programme - high on hops. Itís a hopped beer and you could call it an IPA. But you could also call it a Pisener - tastewise. In terms of alcohol percentage itís further away from a PisenerÖ But thats the dilemma with this beer. Itís not meat, itís not fish. Itís hop character is somehow castrated. Itís bitter but it lacks the fruity freshness of a classic N.A. IPA and the bitter ease of a classic Pilsener. I hope itís dry hopped - but I canít taste it. And then there is this little jelly bean taste. Not very present, but irritating. Remember your fist Red Bull sip - you got it! Bah! Ok, this is a bit exagerated, but still not my choice!
Itís an overall ok beer. But its not a true style IPA. Maybe you could call it an IPA for Pilsener lovers!
Alengrin (2872) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first beer from this new Utrecht brewery, an American-style India pale ale. Egg-white, moussy, stable head of medium thickness, supported by strong sparkling; colour a warm pinkish orange, slightly hazy, reminding me of a sunrise in September... Lovely aroma of citrussy hops and tons of fruit, forwarding impressions of fresh orange and mandarin, pink grapefruit, honey, banana, caramel candy, sweet white grapes, fresh mango, strawberries, vanilla extract, apple cake, fruit yoghurt, burnt wood, roasted peanuts, pine needles, toasted bread... Vividly fruity onset, mango, persimmon and dried apricot, sharp and minerally carbonation, hop bitterness setting in almost immediately (i.e. sooner than expected), only to increase towards the finish, over a backbone of nutty, subtly toasted and lightly bready malts, smooth and light on the tongue but not lacking in body; some spicy yeastiness accentuates the long, bone dry, peppery and floral, tonic water- and grapefruit-like hop bitterness which will stick with you for a long time. Both florally aromatic hops and the deep, leafy background bittering hops are there and in perfect balance. Totally quenching and elegant. But then, Iím a sucker for IPAs...
Idiosynkrasie (4532) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Neglecting some floating chunks - clear amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, caramel malty background. Taste is dry, hoppy, piney, slightly caramel malty.
Martinus (3484) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, lychee, tropical fruits. Bitter flavour, fruity hops, herbal hints. Hoppy finish, some mint.
(from 33cL bottle @ Sanneís birthday)