jookos (5099) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green grass, raw hop aroma. Probably the strongest fresh, hop-resin, smelling beer I’ve tasted. citrusy, a bit of resin. Very bitter, the hops pretty much overpowering any hints of malts in the taste (or wait, there’s actually something .. a bit of caramel, probably due to the, I assume, long boil). This fruit/malt ratio makes me actually think of a Belgian beer [edit: appears it is brewed in Belgium!]. Somewhat hot, alcohol coming through. This could probably rinse your palate of any food, no matter how greasy, leaving you thinking you’ve lived on hops all week.
Newk (299) - - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 pours a nice dark gold/copper color with a nice head to it.
citrus based nose with some copper tones, caramel, navel oranges, and some sort of oxidative tones.
full bodied with a real good feel. Some hoppy tones along with tones of caramel, oranges and copper.
this is okay. There is an oxidative flavor that I couldn’t really get over. A solid IPA but not much more.
bigrobman (20) - Knox-Vegas, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toasty warm green with a grassy flavor that comes from hoppy goodness.leather, earthy, floral, medium body, with an enjoyable light bitter on the finish.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer in the glass is amber colored with a soapy head that disappears quickly. Mild hoppy, spicy, slightly sweet smell. Starts with a very fruity hop aroma, relatively sweet and caramelly in the background. The middle part shows caramelly, slightly sweet, with lots of citrussy aroma hops! The finish also aroma hoppy with citrussy and caramel bonds. Absolutely horny and very drinkable IPA!
Fin (9291) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle outside Frank (camper) at Bromyard Folk Festival, 11.09.11 This was purchased at Beers of Europe recently Pours amber with a white head that sticks on the way down the glass. Nicely bitter, soft in mouth, good citrus punching through. Very nice beer, but rating a tad sloppy and lazy. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle - 5 months/17 days after bottle date. Red-Orange colour, sticky eggshell coloured head. Aroma’s of grapefruit, some clove, pineapple. very sweet first taste, after which the bitters burst open with a looong finish. Nice
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange body with a creamly off white head. Great hoppy aroma, pine and grapefruit notes, as well as caramel. Amazing hoppy flavour. A great IPA.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper with a billowing off white head with super heavy lacing. Pine hops with a balance of caramel maltiness and a touch of lemon. Fairly resinous pine hops kicks it off, rounds out much like the nose with caramel sweetness and bitter orange peel, finishes a bit peppery and dry with high bitterness. Lively carbonation but smooth nonetheless. Very good IPA.
Gary (1811) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) I could drink this one till I can’t remember my name. .... rich nose ,with some dry woody hop notesand musty fragrance .... waxy rich caramel and vibrantly hoppy. Some pine and grass resins bombbasticity ,... A charming IPA.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep burnt gold/ tan-amber. eggshell head. Aroma is honey, lemon, and pine. Flavor is a burst of floral hops and a light sweetness, moderate bitterness with a mild linger.