mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, - NOV 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark amber with a decent head. Aroma has some typical IPA-hop smell to it, but with some sour-like odor. Taste is decidedly malty for an IPA and a bit smoky. A sticky feel after the swallow and a bit of a funky aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA from these guys but fun to try the different hops.
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is cheesy, sharp, bit bitter. Taste is bitter, cheesy, green hops. Also, for some reason, this is really boozy, whilst others were not.
DialSquare (4237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Party Source in Kentucky/Cincy: amber pour with floaties in it and sturdy white head. aroma of sweet biscuity, grass. tastes are malty - spice, caramel, toasty, little soapy.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Almost clear orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, grassy, piney, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Kita (1867) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Murky amber brown color with large frothy tan-like head, good lacing, many yeast particles floating and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grapefruit, ripe passion fruit, grapes and fresh mowed grass. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich malty with fruity, resinous and herbal following, mouthfeel is spicy, while finish is heavy bitter with average durable aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Almost perfect...
mecafilo (190) - Perugia, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a very dark orange hazy colour, small off-white head. Aroma is medium hoppy, with notes of citrus, herbs and additional notes of grass. Taste is slightly sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
imdownthepub (13031) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330ml from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clouded amber with white head. There is a herby, fruity aroma on opening, this does lead to a fuller, fruity beer than many single hop beers. The nugget hop gives a big dose of herbiness along with an earthy, leafy note. Enjoyable.
SinH4 (2528) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). First, a weird biological lab smell, then honey. Sweet-bitter, becoming very boozy/lab-like towards the end. Good sweet-bitter finish.
cfrancis (3094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark caramel brown with a small off white head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malts with floral and pine hop bitterness. Taste is intense pine and floral bitterness slightly balanced with caramel malts.
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an average aroma didn’t inspire, but it was easy drinkin enough. 95 ibu provided plenty o bitter in the finish. citrus peel, grassy flavor, with a hint of spice."
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a medium thick foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a short tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. I assume this bottle is older despite being bought recently, but it is tough to blame the store and not the brewer for not providing dating. Decent overall.