Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, floral hops, pine and a bit of mango. Bitter finish with citrus and pine. Very nice, balanced IPA.
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hoppy Loft.
Orangée trouble, col blanc cassé.
Arôme offre un très beau bouquet houblonné renfermé, certaine épaisseur s’en dégage. Pointe de malt caramel, mais le tout compensé par un houblonné puissant tirant légèrement sur des extraits huileux des alphas et cette impression de cônes de houblons bouillis.
Palais offre une belle alternance entre houblon et malts. Fruité orangé - purée, note d’aiguilles de pin, fini reste assez huileux et épais. Malts de caractère pâle et caramel.
kraddel (3129) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ hoppy loft
pours hazy , light amber . not much foam . smell is green, yet aromatic ( a bit ) , fruity . taste is bitter, bit fruity , green hops . doable, but less than mediocer IPA
RexTalionis (2437) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours amber in color with a frothy off white head. Sweetish ripe fruityness, some floral notes and summer meadow in aroma, perhaps some herbal at the same time. Just slightly grassy bitter in taste with some sweeter malty and berry notes backing it up. Feels quite juicy actually. Leaves one with quite pleasant lemony and sweetish, almost toffee kind of notes in the end.
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Brewdog, Leeds. The trouble is with a brewer like this is you expect awesome. This, by Mikkeller’s standard isn’t. It’s a bit ordinary and a bit sweet.
osu97gp (650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange color with a large long lasting off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sugar. Flavor of caramel malt and earthy/citrusy hops.
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange amber, massive gold-tinted head that settles into a messy mattress. Aroma is sweet malts and soapy hops, orange peel. Sweet caramel-kissed malts seem to overtake the citrus-perfume of the hops. Finish is mighty bitter and long. Past its best days I’m guessing, but not bad regardless.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd for me in the Mikkeller hop series (Cascade 1, Columbus 2). 330ml bottle from Sherbrooke. This beer listed as retired, but has this label as opposed to the one listed for Bravo Hop Series. Pours a hazy copper with a fairly frothy head. sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet. cookie dough malt, and an earthy, floral note. Taste is mild sweetness (floral) and a lingering bitterness - cookie dough, caramel malt character really brought out. Bitterness really pronounced in the finish. Balanced, but not a home-run for me.
kramer (4979) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, NOLA International Beer Festival 2012. Pours a hazy orangish amber body with a small off-white head. Not sure I dig the nose on this one, it’s very sweet with lots of brown sugar. The flavor is overly sweet as well with lots of brown sugar, some light floral bitterness. I just can’t get past all the sweetness in this. Medium bodied with a clingy finish and fizzy carbonation. This one’s just not for me.
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with pronounced flowery and fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy onset, leading to mild, fruity (elderflower?) notes, ending on a bitter note. Pleasant, dryish aftertaste. Very nice.