budedou (361) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweetness on the nose, firmly hoppy. Thick malty and harmonious hop finish
At L’ Express de Lyon (Paris)
sir__v (594) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ L’Express de Lyon, Paris - FR. Color: hazy amber beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: grassy and hoppy nose domination. Taste: hoppy blast, coniferous sensation and oily sensation. Aftertaste: grassy notes with nice dry bitterness sensation.
fellebag (728) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Cream colored head. Medium to thick. Aroma is hoppy red berries, peach, pumpkin pie. Taste is flowery hops at the tea table.
tom10101 (2640) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ L’Express de Lyon (Mikkeller Tap Takeover) Murky caramel color with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is hoppy with caramel, light spiciness... similar to an hoppy barley wine. Taste is also of caramel, pine, grapefruits, spices and moderate sticky bitterness. Medium/full body. Medium carbonation. Sticky finish. Dry. Way to heavy for an IPA. A good amount of hops, but so much caramel that it’s far from enjoyable.
Osprey87 (1383) - WALES - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle BB Dec 2015 at a BYOB in Hackney. Brick red, pretty clear, small ring of white head. Aroma of toffee, toned down. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - slight caramel, toffee, orange pith, coffee, rye, fairly bitter and astringent. I’m not a fan of this style of IPA. Reminds me of Dogfish 90 minute - if you like one you’ll like the other.
beerfest5 (1132) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown pour, cloudy, effervescent, big juicy hop aroma and flavor, like chewing hop cones, but with enough caramel malt backbone to handle it.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Light brown with small head. Sweet malty base creates an excellent balance for the resiny hop punch. Seems very accessable for non-hopheads, but full flavored as well.
JulienHuxley (2934) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BeerTemple. Slightly hazy gold amber pour with huge white head. Aroma is piney, citrusy notes, light caramel, quite malty, C-hops. Taste is bitter, not overly so but it packs a good resinous punch, light caramel notes. Palate is med-full bodied with med-light carbonation. A time machine to what a good American ipa was 5 years ago.
jmgreenuk (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Milkeller Bangkok. Poured a hazy amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light floral medicinal hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a boozy alcoholic resin hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Tasty and rather nice but the alcohol is starting to dominate. Feels like more than 7% to me.
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic dry hop aroma, although the beer is actually sweeter on balance than I would have expected. It tastes stronger than its abv.