maledictum (726) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep hazy amber with a big, creamy, yellowish head. Great duration. Aroma has fine hops, apricot, grapefruit, light red apple zest. Some crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly hoppy, grapefruit, light piney, some apricot. Fine malty balance. Long, lovely, lingering bitterness.
willisread (937) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a fairly clear copper with a nice offwhite head that leaves good lacing and hangs around throughout. Pine resin, caramel, grapefruit on the nose with the caramel becoming more pronounced toward the end. Taste is more of the same. Nice bitter and slightly peppery finish with great balance. Solid IPA.
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper / amber with a big rich head. Resinous aroma, spicy. Spicy, bitter grapefruit in the mouth with some caramel. High carbonation. Oily resinous bitter finish. Solid IPA.
Yorker (1671) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, grapefruit and pine - with a bitter finish.
Koelschtrinker (13106) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frischer, intensiv hopfig bitterer Antrunk, Zitrusnoten, etwas grasig-holzig. Passende Herbe, erst mild, später kostet mittelstark. Sehr grasig, rund. Langer hopfiger Nachgeschmack. 10/12/11/11/9/11
alex_leit (659) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange-amber color with white foam. Aroma: strong citrus, pine needles, fruits and something spicy. Taste with a strong carbonation, malty body, citrus, grapefruit, mango and pine needles.
Lore (1516) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy orange to amber colour, huge slightly yellowish off-white head; aroma of citrusy-grapefruity-piney notes with hints of peach (?); taste is the same with surprisingly intensive caramel notes (which of course does not overwhelm the hoppyness at all); amazing IPA
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear caramel yellow with a noticeably large white head which lingers. Aroma is piney and earthy hops with a slightly floral presence. Taste is citrus bitter, earthy and grapefruit citrus vibes. Medium-full bodied.
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a big frothy off white head, light citrus aroma, taste has biscuity malts, citrus, hint of grapefruit, some spicy background, easy drinking.
Garrold (2691) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy amber. Messy, sticky, lasting, white head. Pithy, pink grapefruit. Some strawberry. Touch of spice. Ginger biscuit, maybe. Taste is fruity bitter. Light, spicy dry. Palate has a chew on it. Finishes spicy bitter. Expected more punchy hop.