rondphoto (2197) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @v Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber, off-white light head cover, curtain of lace. Really good appealing floral hop and malt aroma. Taste is caramel malt that is joined by solid floral hops in the palate. On the swallow, malt once again is dominant in a lingering finish. A solid IPA. Highly recommended.
tricksta_p (1271) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, citrus, rich dried fruits, some hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium biter finish. Nice full body. Not a refreshing hopbomb, this is definitely a malty English IPA.
ZupaKino (11) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aromas of fruits, grasses and yeast. Nice yellow colour with dense head. Tastes of green tea and apricots.
Werckmeister (46) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
redish/copper color. smells very fruity and fresh. definitely dried fruits and licorice.
tastes fresh, slight hint of malt and smokey.
Holmen2 (1162) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with JFE 11.11.14. Cloudy orange. Off-white head and lacing. Fine aroma of dried fruits, succade and grape fruit. Orange marmelade and bitterness in taste. Good drinkability.
andrepintado (1541) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Dark gold. Thin head. Medium body. Medium sweetness. Aroma is woody, mango.
robto (23) - Belas, PORTUGAL - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 33cl bottle at home. It pours an orangy dark amber colour with a decent and lasting white head. Aroma is of strong floral, sweet caramel malts, some sweet citrus hops, grassy pines and a little lime. Taste is biscuity, sweet malts, a little hop bitterness note, little pines and grass and also some floral notes. It as a light body and a decent mild carbonation. I’ve never had any English IPA before, maybe it tastes like this one. Very well-balanced and easy drinking beer. Although it’s not a hop bomb, it still has the characteristics of an IPA. It is a very interesting beer.
HerrBierkoenig (334) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,75l corked and conditioned bottle, BBD: 31 01 16. Pours very nice light cloudy amber do red orange liquid, big frothy, bit airy white to tan head, Aroma: malty, molasses, caramel, citrus, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, rather sweet and malty, than bitter and fresh citrus, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long bitter citrus aftertaste, Overall: Very good example of English IPA, very drinkable, moderate bitterness, malty body, fresh citrus aroma and aftertaste.
melush (939) - SPAIN - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, ligeramente a lupulo.
GoufCustom (859) - HONG KONG - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui during October’s “Beer Festival” promotion.
Cloudy hazy dark amber colour with no yeast particles; Less then one-quarter finger head and residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Small sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of full Ale malt, with moderate grapefruit, strong floral, strong molasses, light pine, strong yeast, light lime and light grass; Mid to strong sweet taste of rich Ale malt, with grapefruit, strong molasses, strong earth,
pine, thin biscuits light lime, moderately bitter hops, cones and grass; Medium body, thick and oily palate; Mouth feel is very rich, very thick Ale malt, with strong hop sweetness and earthyness, coney resin, light pine, moderate citrus and grass. Strong malt vs. loads of dry hopping. Very fulfilling!... Bitterness is strong but not as crazy as in IIPA. Quite impressive, long lasting earthy-malty-sweet finish; Quite dry after taste. Very Hoppy and earthy to mouth.
Comments: This one feels like the brewer threw in the kitchen sink to brew a heavy IPA with strong malt and hops, but without being go overboard to the IIPA level. Stretch to the limit and managed to be tasty and enjoyable, this is one of the few Meantime beers that worth my money!