DanielBrown (3814) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Aroma is not massive, but is pleasantly hoppy, perhaps with some brick dust and tar/honey. Flavour is hop honey, with some flowers on the finish and piney/resin-y bitterness. This doesn’t feel particularly flavoursome or distinct, but I just find it very nice indeed.
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost sessionable ipa. Very drinkable Balanced good hoppiness. Fresh at craft.
androman (392) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl on tap @ Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest. Slightly hazy orange-amber body, medium creamy beige mostly lasting excellent lacing head. Nose is light citrus, aroma is roased malt, caramel, light chocolate, light mild coffee, hint of honey, light licorice, later more and more hops. Taste light sweetness, heavy bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, average to long lasting medium roasty bitter finish. Excellent dessert IPA, quite easy to drink, quite refreshing.
dnicolaescu (783) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL from ivodoni1. Thanks!
Look: hazy amber red, light tan frothy to creamy head.
Aroma: very fruity, sweet fruit (bun not tropical) or fruit marmalade, some herbal freshness the like of mint, and also a strong herbal note in the background. Hefty malt backbone.
Taste: caramel, quince marmalade sweetness, zesty/spicy hop bitterness.
beer2math (1) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. As an american currently living in budapest, this is the best IPA I’ve found yet. Had it on tap (twice), and in a bottle at home. The pour is cloudy with a color between deep orange and amber. The head is off white. aroma is powerfully fruity and hoppy. Hops and citrus up front, delightfully mild bitterness after the swallow. A must drink.
vanelst (150) - AUSTRIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from tap. aroma is fruit, hops, malt and citrus. Fresh and bitter, but not too bitter. grapefruit and pine detected. Very good.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
13/VII/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 26/2/16 (2014-810)
Clear deep orange beer, big creamy off-white to yellow head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: some citrus, grassy, bit floral, soapy touch, ripe peaches, some mango, bit sugary, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sourish start, peaches, caramel, malty, grains, bit sweet, nice bitterness, fruity touch, some orange. Aftertaste: fruity, bit grassy, sweet, piny bitterness, sour, some citrus, bit of caramel, resinous and pretty bitter ending.
Alengrin (1719) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tomahawk version, with a very rocky, off-white head and deep cloudy, warm amber colour. Aroma of grapefruit, gentian, tonic water, peach, grass, strawberry, orange peel. Fruity taste with some citrus and some caramel, but that is just the vehicle for a very intense and agressive, extremely bitter hoppiness, peppery and citrussy, tonic water-like, astringent and dry, very long. The most extreme one in this series, at least of the ones I tasted, a real treat for hopheads. What an interesting series this was, a real school for those wanting to learn how to distinguish the essential hop varieties. And an excellent IPA, of course.
Niller (676) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours amber with an off-white head. Good bitter taste of hops, citrus, fruits, caramel notes, spices. Soft carbonation. Nice bitter finish.
b3shine (5438) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; a slightly hazy golden orange with off-white lacing. Smells sweet and sticky followed by hops. Some citrus, but it’s overshadowed by the malt. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel that’s on the fuller side for the style. Another underwhelming Mikkeler malt bomb IPA.
Cuso (4595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from drinkshop.sk. Deep orange colored beer with thick persistent off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Solid malty base followed by fruity hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Pleasant bitter IPA