jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
You’ll get the traditional ginger/spice combination here, but well balanced against a nice, hoppy IPA. Have one or two in the season.
HopRedHead (360) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Upfront mandarin, cloves, ginger, honeydew melon and grapefruit. Really sweet nose but balanced out by herb notes. Taste is less complex, sweetness is a touch sickly but dries out with a spicy herb finish. Nice tropical flavours and a hit of IPA bitterness down the back. Interesting IPA, definitely one to try.
VictorStr (1289) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastisk beska blandat med sötma i aromen. Smaken likaså, väldigt fin balans.
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ölrepubliken. Sweet and fruity smell with candy, grapefruit and pine. Similar taste, tastes a bit like fruit candy.
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours with a huge fluffy white head, true copper, lots of carbonation. Nose is a nice combination of floral citrus and pine hop, touch of caramel malts. Tastes hop bitter, a little alcohol bite, caramel mealtimes. Another gem from the man.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Asahiya’s Christmas party, 7.8%. A bottle shared among friends. A really nice hoppy beer but balanced and not overpowering. Very good.
Niller (679) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen. Pours cloudy golden with a big white head. Sweet aroma of peach, citris and hops too. Taste is hops, pine and citrus. Nice bittersweet finish.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: An easy-drinking biscuity moderately hoppy blond beer with pine-needle and spicy twist. Good.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed one month after purchase (probably already a few months old).
The look: Partly cloudy dark blond body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention
In long: Nose is a bit discreet for the style, notes of orange peels, some pine needles, apricots, toasted apple straddle. Taste has a semi-sweet semi-toasted biscuit malts, Social Tea™ cookies sensation, lots of dried fruits, pine-needles, some caramel. Bitterness in the below-medium range for the style. The beer is said to use ginger and pine needles, there’s a light spiciness sensation but I can’t say it was particularly ginger, and the beer sure had a piney character but no more than many piney IPA that do not use actual pine-needles. I expected a gimmicky beer but I found this beer to be well balance without the adjuncts steeling the show. This was a rather easy to drink beer, not quite refreshing but very easy to drink. A good beer, but the added spices wasn’t necessary, in my honest opinion adding spices to an IPA is about as essential as adding closed caption to a porn movie.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared june 7th 2013. Muddy golden body, big thick white head. Piney aroma with orange, peach and fresh ginger. Taste of caramel malt, strong ginger, piney and fruity hops. Light hop bitterness, the spices dominating. Aftertaste is fresh citrus fruits and a solid caramel taste.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy apricot with a thick and dense white head. The foam is dense and has stellar retention lacing.
S - Ginger, perfume floral notes, dried pine needles, citrus peel, honey bread,
T - Strong pungent hops are heavy handed, pine oils, spicy ginger, citrus zest, bitter citrus pith, strong bready yeast presence as well. Honey malt sweetness, spicy and bitter on the finish.
M - Full bodied, thick velvety feel, creamy carbonation.
Good use of ginger, it adds without overpowering. Thick yeasty mouthfeel makes this feel homey and great balance of hop flavor, bitter, and aroma. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle