ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange, golden with a big head. Fantastic smell, exotic fruits, mango, pineapple, citrus. Not too bitter taste, very fruity. Very drinkable, refreshing, balanced IPA.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale firm golden, ringed white bubbly head. Simmering orange pith, soldered with a rich tang. Carbonation is sleek enough but carries the bitterness well into the finish. Chewy sweetness, building toffee and finishes crisp citrus. Linger is gristly bitter.
Bottle, 10pm Curfew Tasting, Tallboys Leeds
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is resinous, dusty, caramel, orange. Taste of caramel, pine, orange and grapefruit. Quite bitter.
allmyvinyl (6307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, resin, floral. Taste is more floral hops, grapefruit.prickly carbonation.
Alengrin (3223) - BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of a whole bunch of beers which Mikkeller brewed in Belgium’s ’Proef’brouwerij. ’Ordinary’ (i.e. not double) West Coast IPA with lightly orangey peach blonde colour, completely misty from the start, under a medium sized, egg-white, creamy head, breaking open after a while. Wonderful citrussy hops aroma as expected, very refreshing, impressions of orange juice, pink grapefruit, lemon zest, vanilla, rose petals, some caramel, white bread, peaches, pineapple, mango, yoghurt, cheese spread, soap, candied apricot. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth, with a vivid exotic fruitiness to start with, minerally carbonation, supple and smooth mouthfeel, pale, bready and slightly nutty malt sweetishness underlying, yeasty and a bit starchy, hops setting in early and leading to a long, dry, citrussy and earthy bitter finish, with some yeast bitterness and a slight hint of toasted malts accompanying it. Pleasant and very drinkable IPA, not something that will change the style, but perfectly decent and delivering.
Nordcore (1152) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, hazy with a nice but short-lived white head. Fresh fruits aroma with some citrus and malt honey sence. Light bitter, light sweet with a soft fruits end.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsdalen. Drukket i Skibotn 23 Jan 15. Aprikosfarget. Uklar. Middels høyt skum som holder seg. Aroma av fersken. Smaken tørr frukt. Behagelig. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert.
olsvammel (4117) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Hoppy smell with citrus and tropical fruits. Similar taste. Distinct and long bitterness. Light body. Nice and hoppy, summer beer.
Gbgbrouge (339) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle, cloudy amber with medium head. Aroma with notes of bread, wash rag and some zest. Taste is bitter but a little stale, medium malt body and bitter finish. Expected much more, this was mediocre...
FraekkeFyr87 (147) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is perfect full of cascade hops and flowers with a hint of honey. The color is hazy golden. The taste is full of cascade hops, citrus and honey. The taste is nice and bitter with a bitter finish. The carbonation is fizzy. The head is white and rocky. A really nice beer!