ysusi (19) - Mexico, - JAN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden to amber color, very cloudy. Big creamy head, long lasting. Biscuity aromas, followed by citrus, some dust and a bit of pine, but less than expected. Almost no ginger. In mouth, mostly heavy bitterness. Very long finish. Nicely carbonated, sticky palate. A very good IPA, but less Christmas in the bottle than I expected
willisread (388) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Food Show in Shibuya. Poured into a snifter. Hazy golden orange color with a huge soapy eggshell head. Big tropical fruit aroma with hints of tree sap and pine as well. Ginger and cardamom are evident on the palate. Piney hop and sweet malt flavors stand up throughout. Nice dry finish. Awesome IPA.
JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour, slightly cloudy, with a large off white head. Hoppy, sweet candy sugar, dried fruit, fruity pebbles, mild ginger, orange, and mildly bitter citrus. Ok, not bad.
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 5 Dec 2014) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried fruit, citrus and a touch of ginger. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, orange marmalade, ginger, candy sugar and a balanced citric bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Spicy and tasty with fresh citric hops and a spicy touch of ginger. Nice one.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours hazy orange with white head. Fruity, citrus, piney aroma and flavor.. Sweet malty base. Dry bitter finish. Good IPA.
thebeertourist (4996) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Express de Lyon. Hazy golden, creamy white head. Caramel and pine aroma. Spicy rye bread flavours, balanced by piney hop bitterness. Worth loving.
Kauge (483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4.20). BB due in a week - damn, I should’ve opened it months ago! Kinda forgot I had this. Despite that it carries a whole lot of overripe mango and pineapple sweetness on the nose, it’s really-really candy-like sweet, somewhat piney-resinous, but it also has a slight burnt plasticky note to it - and that nearly ruins everything. No ginger. Colour is light orange, slightly hazy, head is big, big-bubbled, and light creamy, retains and laces relatively well. Taste is moderately sweet, some not very pronounced bitterness… Piney, yes, plasticky, yes. No ginger. Smooth and soft on the palate, carbonation is modest, body medium. Harsh unbalanced and unpleasant bitterness in the finish.
Should try it again next year, get a more fresh bottle and re-rate. This one here, a week before its BB, is really not a very good beer.
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Nice. Great for a summer Christmas. Hoppy, just a tinge of ginger...
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
nihtila (1155) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26.11.2013. Tuoksussa greippiä, yrttejä, pihkaa, havuja. Maussa karamellin makeaa humalaa, greippiä, havuja, yrttejä, kuivaa humalan puraisua, kutakuinkin tässä järjestyksessä. IPA ehkä outo jouluolut, mutta on tässä jotain jouluista.
tricksta_p (1581) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus, sweet fruit, some pine, light ginger, hint of yeast, mango, floral notes, hops. Thankfully, the ginger is not very prominent. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Nice full body. Reminds of a Belgian IPA.