Hamirubi (170) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at the Belgian Beer Cafť Olivier (Leiden, The Netherlands). IBU 50, EBC 80, 6% alcohol. Brouwerij Maximus is one of my favorite Dutch breweries, and this brew shows why. A somehow hazy, golden to caramel colour and some white foam. What a lovely nose! Great citrus and pomelo flavours, very full and rich. The omnipresent fruits are assisted by lovely hoppy aromaís. The mouth is dry, so very dry, and the finish is long. The taste maybe is a bit flat - I wonít give maximum scores. But you can keep on drinking this great IPA. A beer to remember, thatís for sure.
teddybeer (2508) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with an off-white head with good retention and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of slightly oranges and grapefruit with some resins hints. Flavor is bittery with fruity notes, mainly orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Bittery final with medium duration.
rikstar (1160) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thuis een flesje bij de slijterij van alkmaar vandaan. Goudgeel met een witte kraag. Geur met een beetje citruslimonade. Smaak iswat slap met vooral mout en een klein beetje herbal hop. Valt wat tegen
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 (417) - 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 (225) - 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 (293) - 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!