Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Golden(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 3
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 3   Bread : 1   Tropical Fruits : 3   Soap : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX   Fusel : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 3   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Fruity : 2   Nutty : XX   Honey : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 4   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : 3 Orange : 3   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX   Dates : XX   Bourbon : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : 4   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 1   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Delicious, ample-bodied and yeasty IPA loaded with character.
Stefano (1864) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden amber colour with a fast diminishing head. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with some fruity esters, and a hint of grapefruit and pine from the hops. Slightly warming and a bit dry finish.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color with a large white head. Nice flowery and hop aroma. Sweet body with notes of caramel. Bitter and hoppy palate. Comes of slightly thin on the palate.
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber in colour, long lasting off-white coloured head, great lacing. The aroma was incredibly hoppy, grapefruit, floral, quite soft, some oranges. The flavour is again quite hoppy with oranges and grapefruits as the forefront, bread and a caramel sweetness take you into the finish. Dry and bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes very long, bitter and dry. This is an incredible IPA, so soft and smooth but very bitter and dry at the same time. Wonderful balance.
660ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>MPA, thanks Mads.
Opened on October 19, 2007.
Best before July 21, 2008.
FatPhil (8997) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 660ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007) (8:3:6:2:13=3.2)
cloudy orange, small head. huge full bodied english hoppy beer aroma, absolutely wonderful! alas the taste is excessively hopped, which detracts from the tasty malty backdrop. slightly marmitey
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:13)
Lovely hoppy aroma still, but not wowing me as much as last time. Body much more balanced this time. A nice rich roast, pleasant caramel sweetness, some zesty citrus. Good bitter finish, but not astringent. Lemon too, in spades. Pretty drinkable, but a little sticky from sweetness. Nice one. But very similar to a lot of their others.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 660 ml
Appearance :Slightly hazed amber with medium large top. Some lace shown.3+
Strong soapy hop nose, sweet golden malts. Dominant hop touch with citrus-vanilla side to it.
Flavour/Palate : Bitter front, mellower follow, hop fruity touches, plenty of fruity hops shown in bouquet.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yesper, JK, hellomynameis and others put together one hell of a sampler for us. Lightly hazy amber color with plenty of head. Slightly malty nose is dominated by intense hops. Fruity malt character and a hoppy finish with thick mouthfeel.
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an orange-amber body with a white soapy head. The aroma is leafy with a good dose of grapefruit and oranges. There is also some bready cereal and light caramel.
The body is warming and fairly dry - grape skins and grapefruit pulp flavours along with caramelly butterscotch.
Well balanced aside from a bit of alcohol peaking through.
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(thanks to yespr and the mpls crew for sharing) Pours amber with an off-white head. Very citrusy smell with some caramel in there too. Nice sweet malt flavor up front followed by a roasty element finishing with some bitter grapefruit and lemon. Pretty much a thicker version of the Stateside IPA.
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Am amber beer with a nice off-white head. Aroma of mint, diesel, caramel and alcohol. Harshly bitter in the flavour with a taste of mint, caramel and grape (!).