yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. A small, off-white head sits patiently on top of a semi-clear, golden body. Citrus, some peaches and a syrupy sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is quite sweet, with citrus peel, pine cones, some faint maltyness and lots of bitterness. Full body, warming and pleasantly carbonated. Bitter finish with alcohol, pine cones and resin notes. A beer that lacks balance, and is too warm, but it’s still a nice one indeed. 120510
daknole (8944) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amberish color, mostly white head. Lots of pine, resin, citrus in the nose. Very bitter and somewhat unpleasant on the finish.
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from De Molen shop, Bodegraven, Netherlands, consumed outside Frank (camper) at Camping de Vliert, nr Uterecht Saturday 29th September 2012 Pours lagery gold with a thin white head and middling carbonation. Rather sweet initially and whilst it is hoppy it doesn’t burn at all, however just noticed it is Hop Burn low, I never knew there were two versions, so I guess that us why the hop burn isn’t so bad. Quite thick in mouth, good but not great, thick and a little sryupy in mouth. Btw just noticed that the front label of this states Hop Burn Low whilst the back (ingredients) label states Hop Burn High. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a small head.
Nose shows juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit and floral notes.
Also some clean malt and caramel.
Flavours include piny notes, alcohol, some soft tropical fruit. Seems a little harsh, especially in the finish.
Too much carbonation.
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Tanakaya. Orange blond colour with beige bubbly head. Aroma is grassy hops, strong citrus bitterness, bit of pepper, something floral there too, and maybe something herbal. Quite unusual smell. Can definitely get that hop burn in the background. Taste is lots of fruit. Orange, apricot, something else tropical and then it gets overwhelmed by the bitterness. Some boozy sweetness too. More of a build than a bomb, but in any case, pretty full on. Think this have given me a headache already, but I won’t hold it against the beer. Leaves behind a bit of a prickle in the throat. I like it, but probably couldn’t drink a second straight away.
k0mpsa (1083) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Draught at craft beer co, london. Hazy golden color, with some white head. Fruity aroma. Some sweet and bitter same time, excellent beer.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle courtesy of Butters. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, candied citrus, herbal and resin. The taste is bitter resin and herbal hops with a toffee malt finish. Medium bodied.
obguthr (3665) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange peel nose, not strong. Clear amber, medium head. Nutty, peanut hull, whole orange bursts in. Finishes very bitter with orange peel. odd beer with IPA style hopping. Kind of a novelty.
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Dan’s after Top of the Hops tasting. Clear amber pour with good white head. how is this not an ipa? Very citrusy and older bitter hops. Sweet and with hints honey. Long lingering bitterness.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Voldby, DK.
Bottled, 190912.. Back label says High but Front label says Low???
Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and spruce. Flavour with malt, spices, orange and fruit? Maby this is High....