gyllenbock (4444) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, October 2013.
Almost clear amber with a large head. Aroma and taste of fruit, hops, malt, pine and some hay. Balanced and medium bitter. Not bad but not as hoppy as expected.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopfig getreidiger Antrunk, leicht blumig. Deutlich bitter werdend, sehr intensiv. Zum Ende wieder blumiger, herb-bitter, trocken grasig. Nett. 11/11/9/11/8/11
Tide (1689) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, full white head. Bitter taste with caramel, grapefruit, mango, floral hops, pine and resin. Very well balanced body with hops, fruits and caramel malts. Bitter finish with grapefruit, mango and pine. Exquisite IPA.
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Food festival 13. Meget humlet og besk. Fin frugtig eftersmag. God! Ver nice IPA.
daniele (5219) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bel ambrato buona schiuma piuttosto persistente bella luppoatura sgrumata erbacea rabarbaro discreto corpo amaro deciso profumato lievi note fruttate
JorisPPattyn (7816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge yellowish head over hazy amberish-orange beer, well carbonated. Intensely fruity hops, with aromas of exotic fruit and citrus; bit of ureum and an aroma reminding me of horse chestnut’ husks. Wry-bitter (thinking of the chestnut husks again!), very hopoily and a finish that gets really a dry-out effect. Tannines, hopoil galore. Feels well-carbonated, but an oily texture despite this. Medium bodied. A tad too extreme, really, lacking balance, and a bitterness that starts to mimick harde lambiek effects is an eyebrowfrowner.
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours slightly hazy orange color with a large frothy head. Aroma is very nice with fresh hops, grass, some citric fruits, caramel and mild goose berry bush. Flavor is sweetish with caramel malts, some grassy hops, citric fruits, toffee notes and faint goose berries. Very refreshing and hoppy, very nice and balanced.
lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a dark orange amber colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of rich floral hops, some caramel and strong herbal notes. Rich flavour of floral hops, strong citrus, tangy grapefruit and herbs. Medium bodied, dryish mouthfeel and a lingering bitter, floral and citrusy finish. Good drinkability. Overall a nice refreshing beer.
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy amber/copper color, huge off-white head, nice lacing - citrus, grapfruits, peach hops aroma with good malt body very pleasant - flavor is malty with note of citrus and pine - Medium body, good carbonation, medium/high bitterness, hints of sweetness, fruity bitter finish - very pleasant beer for a good afterwork
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightful copper color with a firm head. Huge lacing inside of the glass. Magnificent looking IPA. Tiny hints of pine, mango, oranges. Not overly bitter but a complex bitterness. One of the more balanced IPA´s I´ve ever sampled.