wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Anxious to try the other 17 but I don’t think they’ll stand up to the Simcoe hop. Of course, that speaks for the Simcoe hop. Grapefruit aroma and flavor. Palate leaves me wanting more and more. Head was pillowy!
ElManana (653) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle acquired at Bierhalle Deconinck. Awesome aroma of pineapple, mango, hops. Taste is even better, hs a nice strong bitter, grapefruity feel to it. This is one lovely IPA.
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 13, 2015. Bottle at home, best before december 11, 2016.
Hazy amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, some resin notes, soap, a bit unclean. Taste is light to medium sweet caramel, medium bitter with grass, grapefruit and orange. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
imdownthepub (10875) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clouded amber with slight white head. There is an intense dryness to this, bittering, grapefruit, quite challenging on the palate. Sharp zesty hoppiness on the close. Heavy.
BeerBaboon (1660) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Flavour is grapefruit, pine, medium bitter, light sweet, yeasty and spicy.
MrOrla (116) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy golden/amber, with a huge off white head. The aroma is grape, citrus, some tropicalfruits. Taste is grape, citrus, fruits. Very nice!!
bastarda (140) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
oops, how strange. Bottle best before February 2016, stored in fridge for about 10 months; yet some cheesy yeast in the nose, under a beautiful grapefruity and herbal bunch of aromas. Overall taste of pink grapefruit, but then a soapy component sneaks in, soap and bitterness, and more bitterness towards the end, even more bitterness in aftertaste, in fact, a quite brutal bitterness, chemically treated grapefruit peel. Can’t believe this was meant like that...
mmahut (1265) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours in light hazy, clear dark amber body, medium to high creamy head. Aroma has dark fruity character, peach, ripped apricot, bloody orange. Taste has light grainy, malty medium to high sweetness, the bitterness is pretty low, light earthy. Balance towards the grainy sweetness, usual. Amazing on the nose, boring on the taste. Body is full, medium carbonation.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating rerated 25.01.2015, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, leafs, lawn, dried fruits, wet hops, light malts, sap, hints of citrus. Taste is slightly dry grassy, lawn, leafs, wet hops, dried fruits, minerals, sap, bark, light malts. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, solid off-white head. Aroma is full of spicy hop, resin and pine. Slightly sweaty. Flavor is quite bitter and spicy. Clean and solid. Great hop, nice presentation.
MarcoDL (2517) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange golden pour, white foamy head. Aroma of grassy hop, pine and orange. Taste is freshly bitter, with orange, zest, some yeast and a little grapefruit. Bitter finish. Drinkable and fruity. Nice one, but could use a bit more hop character, or perhaps it should be fresher.