impuritylaw (64) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Bottle bbe 12.02.17. Orange beer with a nice off white head. Aroma is dominated by coconut, pine and malty sweetness. Taste is hoppy with coconut, caramel and pine, medium bitterness. Very nice IPA that is pretty special in aroma and taste thanks to the Sorachi Ace hops, could be a little bit more bitter. A great relief from the majority of citrus flavour dominated IPAs.
Brew_Cat (119) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, during a IPA testing evening. Pours hazy amber with small but thick, diminishing, creamy/fizzy off-white head. Medium bodied with oily mouthfeel, average carbonation, bitter finish. Aromas are not that intense, but they are very hoppy, fruity and spicy. Orange peel, something slightly smoky on the nose (probably roasty malt), resin touch, citrus, pine. Seriously, what came in my mind was a scene in a cottage house, into the forest, with a fireplace, surrounded by pine trees absorbed by divine silence, dunno why.
Tongue+ nose: lemon, pine, bubble gum (significant for sorachi ace hop), hints of lemon, zesty, candy sweetness.
Average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, bitter and dry finish, long lasting aftertaste with some spicy hints like white pepper giving the ale some very interesting and twisted character.
I’m glad that I included this baby in my IPA test drive. Thumbs up!
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flaovur of hops, fruit, spice, citrus, grape and bitterness.
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat hazy amber with a full slightly off-white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium bitterness with subtle fruity sweetness. Pine, grass, hops, malts, caramel and herbs. Always love the sorachi hops, so love this brew as well.
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Log,Log, Bratislava I guess. Hazy amber color with thick off-white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma with caramel. Strong citrus hoppy taste with grapefruits, pines, zest, resin, tropical fruits. Solid malty backbone with caramel. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - OCT 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light unclear medium orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, vanilla nose. Profound bitterness, taste of toffee, vanilla, citrus and some interesting candy flavour. Very nice and balanced. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, herbs, hop bitter, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
fombe89 (2261) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 30/09/2015 Color ambar, aromas resinosos, sabor dulce resina, final amargo y seco.
Bolian (172) - - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel colour and off white foam. Fruity / vanilla nose. Profound bitterness, taste of toffee, vanilla, citrus and some interesting candy flavour. Very nice and balanced.
Beerhunter111 (17298) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist sehr hopfig, Kokosnüsse, Pflanzen. Der Geschmack ist süß hopfig, viel Kokosnuss, Pflanzen, dezent bitter.
Baramba (977) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Hazy orange with frothy off-white head. Hoppy, mango and caramel aroma. Long bitterness with herbs and pine notes