jamestulloch (1861) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head that slowly fades. Muted aroma of earth, caramel, and orange. Flavour of pine, citrus and yeast. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A dull, one-dimensional, faded hop - a far cry from the brightness and clarity of the Simcoe and Columbus single-hop IPAs.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bready aroma, syrup like, quite cloudy, nice biscuit like finish, ok but not amazing.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Five Points Brewery, Hackney.
Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and sweetened orange peal. Hop resin flavours with brown sugar and syrupy tinned fruit. Nice finish of ripe grapefruit, yeast and bready malts.
rhyshewer (71) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Lychee, Malty, Honey, Lemon, Grapefruit.
Appearance: Rich amber, tints of red, Hazy. Dark for style. Off-white thin head.
Taste: Spicy, markedly bitter, hints of lemon and grapefruit. Minimal to no malt characteristic.
Palate: Light, thin, slight oiliness, medium carbonation. Lasting bitter finish.
Overall: Delicious aroma, not matched by the beer itself. However, more a useful experiment than a beer.
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a large head. Aroma of sweet fruits, some caramel malts, mild pine needle notes and hops. Flavor of goose berries, resiny hops, caramel malts and mild yeast notes, some apricot on the aftertaste. Medium to strong carbonation, somewhat bitter fruity palate. Decent.
minutemat (2023) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Re-rate with another 330ml bottle, this time all to myself rather than a tasting. Got a lot more earthy bitterness this time with some additional tickling citrus. Very nice indeed.
330ml bottle as part of a 5 bottle tasting. Pours deep amber with fragrant butterscotch and a hint of orange, with some spice and bitterness on the finish.
CPH2200 (325) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. murdy orange light brown with huge head. malty aroma with alcohol. taste is bitter with some fruit and a dry mouthfeel. there are better beers in this series.
esp0r (2212) - NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kihoskh enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, big beige head. Smells of strawberries, apple, citrus zests and some malts. Moderate sweet, quite malty, the hop has some spice influence as well. Medium bitter finish, quite lots of green grass and herbs with a touch of resins
mR_fr0g (4810) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle the five point brewery. Faint citrus chive aroma. Dirty bitter flavour with faint orange. Bready malt and higher alcohol.
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark blond-orange beer with a moderate foam left; hoppy aroma of quince and spices; a good malt backbone, a bit fizzy on the tongue; some earthiness and a late yet well-present bitterness; the spicyness dominates the finish in a quite long hoppy finish - balanced and very pleasant