hens (483) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33L bottle. Cloudy amber with medium top. Spring flowers, citrus fruit aroma. Vegetable, grapefruit, oven cooked prune flavors. Very good bitter after taste. Floral mouthfeel.
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with off-white head. Fruity, citric aroma. Sweet, malt, fruity, pine and citric taste. Medium body.
bartlebier (1161) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle sampled courtesy of bastarda, danke! Pours brownish orange, like caramellised orange peel (label mentions use of oats). Long time since I have smelled an IPA so brightly shining with actual fresh pink grapefruit, both zest and flesh. Glorious aroma helped along by a decent carbonation, well integrated by a solid malt base and more than just functional ale yeast, imparting extra malt fruity notes, with some caramel. No simcoe off-notes at all, hops must have been harvested/steeped very fresh. Taste is therefore more down-to-earth and solid than its spectacular nose, but up to the pleasant finish this remains a well-rounded IPA with a confident Northern European "down-to-earth" character.
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, malzig. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, hopfig, grasig.
Gerbeer (1489) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pour a dark cloudy amber with full head. Aromas of funky rubber/pine (simcoe) and malt extract. Flavors of toffee and grapefruit with a good malt backing. Fairly long bitter finish. Good.
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden mildly cloudy white nice foam. Hoppy, meat, citrus fruit in the aroma. Malt, sweet, toffee, nice sweet bitterness that grows. Medium body ans carbon. A nice one.
Benfi (490) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber coloured beer with a big, off-white head. The aroma is very intensive, like mango, pine and citrus, it’s also earthy. The taste is sweet then bitter. It’s also biscuit-like. The finish is long and dry.
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So my friend told me about this new style of beer called Ipa, figured I’d check it out. Bottle. Hazy deep amber white head. Nose is pine, papaya, pineapple, garlic, tobacco. Doesn’t veer into hop petrol territory. Flavour-wise it blends toward citrus with a bit of onion. I like the choice of malts for this, clean but not flakey, there’s still a punch. Good choice for displaying a hop. Demisec finish.
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy copper with a large creamy off white head and good lace. Aroma is pine, fruity, apricot, kinda woodsy, and a mild malty backbone. Flavour is pine, fruity, apricot, light citrus, malty, woodsy, a medium bitterness, and a medium dry finish.
HyperBole (7) - SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml from Bow Bar Edinburgh smell s like a Pina Colada which I find outrageous and I’m considering how to emulate this!