stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop, Inverness
Deep orange amber, very hazy, fluffy white head that dissipates, good lacing
Aroma - Complex hop aroma...smooth orange, strawberry, pineapple, grapefruit all blurred together...sweet juicy golden malts, resinous hops
Taste - sweet juicy golden malts, some bitter orange zest, citrus resinous hops, tropical fruits, orange, grapefruit, resinous hops, soft grassy, good hop flavour, well balanced, as much flavour as higher abv IPAs, not as complex as expected, still good flavour
Palate - medium carb, quite fizzy, medium body, quite viscous. Fairly bitter resinous zesty middle. Finish as main flavour - bit dry, resinous bitter zesty fruity blurred linger
Overall - Easy drinking IPA - despite the 19 hops used its not as complex - they merge and some flavours cancel out - itís more a blur of hop flavours. Maybe the 10 is more complex. - and itís better
Lebesgue (5) - FRANCE - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Crazy IPA, very complex. Differents flavours at each sips. Very fruity: grapefruit, lemon, lychee, pineapple, apricot, .... Good bitterness and long finish.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber pour, huge creamy just off-white head. Aroma is grassy, plants and resin. Flavor is bitter, spicy and lively hopped with a nice combination of up-front hops, and finish hops with a lot of different flavor that follow each other up nicely. Nice brew.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a cloudy brown, aroma is full of grassy hops and the flavour is full of hops as well, a bit creamy and overall full of flavour and really nice, a good bitterness really solid offering
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber colour, off white head. Aroma of hops (duh), citrus, light hay, pine and tropical fruits. Light malts. Flavour bitter hops, light sweet malt. Quite sticky, finish tropical fruits, citrus and pine.
Yes, I know it is somewhat over the top to make a beer with 19 hops in, but still, it is a lovely brew.
(Draught @ Beer Temple)
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whatís the point in 19 hops? I dunno, but Mikkeller struggle to produce bad beers even if they feel gimmicky.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, honeyed golden with a creamy cap of beige head. The aroma picked up a bright, juicy blend of hoppage (grapefruit, pine, and orange led, with a fragrant floral bouquet not far behind) over soft pale and fruity malts.. a kiss of honey down there too.. quite nice. The flavor found mostly bready and pale malts at the core, with pineapple really dominating the hop bill.. orange, grassy, and herbal bitterness also joined.. finished with pineapple bitterness, black pepper, and some oxidation over soft malts. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. soft, enjoyable feel across the middle, but spotty and a touch rough in other places.. overall an excellent blend of hops and an enjoyable brew.
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a bright burnt orange out of a 333 cl bottle that cost like $12 or something. Lively carbonation with a white head that sticks around. As expected, hop aroma that is a mess of grass, pine, and cardboard. Flavor is more cardboard, grass and citrus, with no balance whatsoever. Yes, itís oxidized, yes itís over-priced, and yes I fell for it again. Iím dumb.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tylerís, Raleigh. Man, talk about an exacting recipe. I donít know shit about brewing, just drankiní, but Iím impressed nonetheless by how balanced and refreshing this IPA is given the sheer number of ingredients. Dark orange pour, looks resinous from abundance of hop oils, nice fluffy head. Nose is quite bright and tropical from the Simcoe/Citra but with some sharp bitter notes, hints of tea, etc. Mouthfeel is quite silky and luxuriant, with just faint heat in the finish. Flavors quite active and manifold but centered by the tropical fruit. Some malts and mild spice in there too, quite a lot going on. Glad to have this fairly fresh on tap, as I can imagine it getting muddled quickly.
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the beer temple.
Decent creamy white head. Hazy blind pour. Nice and hoppy.