HKdIPA (195) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Bottle from Kaohsiung HSR station. Aroma is citrus and caramel, but herbal. Taste is hoppy but this series of single hops from Mikkeller (vs other series from same brewery) doesn't seem to let hop characteristics through as much. Tastes sharp, bitter, juicy and slightly sweet. Crisp dry bitter finish. Not bad but a bit disappointing vs previous single hops and other Amarillo-dominant IPAs.
zenkis (538) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours intense deep amber with rich off-white top, light to medium lasing. Aroma - sweet, caramel with pine. Indeed IPA cause malt-caramel profile is only background for hops bitter to shine. Medium body, medium thick, watery texture, dry finish, pleasant, lasting bitter aftertaste.
Balazs (785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Poured cloudy, with an orange color and a creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus peel, caramel, yeast, mango and resin. Fairly bitter with well balanced sweetness. Nothing too complex, but still a good one.
Saeglopur (251) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Amber clear body with massive, stable, rocky, white head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Great, typical amarillo aroma of tropical fruits and flowers, also sugar, malt and some grass. Taste is sweet, with sugar, grapefruit, citrus, some grassy notes. Medium body, with a medium bitter, citric finish. Very good, refreshing, nice aromas, but there are even some better Amarillo IPAs.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC Beers The Hague. Pours clear copper with a lacy off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, grassy, caramel, hops, earthy and some oranges. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Good balance. Medium boy with average carbonation.
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers shared at an ABCBeer tasting.
Thick creamy white head. Slightly hazy amber pour. Lovely bitterness.
supermeniscus (49) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle BBE July ’15. Big white head on the pour. Nice Amarillo aroma and crisp fruity taste. Long and medium bitter finish. Good showcase for the Amarillo hop. There is a good body for almost 7%. I don’t like a watery body with single hops. I have to say I really enjoyed this one. Cheers!
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Murky copper gold color with small ring head. Musty, sour coffee grounds aroma, alcohol. Great smooth flavor. Horse blanket flavor in the hops. Great prolonged aftertaste.
IndianaRed (2313) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a murky amber/brown with a hoppy bitter almost coffee flavor. Flavor is lightly toasted, plenty of Amarillo hop flavor. A bit of a chalky palate at the end.
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede volle kraag. Lekker bitterzoete geur, citrus, sinasappel, hop en iets van honing. Smaakt goed bitter, orange, grapefruit. Lekkere bittere afdronk.