CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 7/15/06 at the RBSG ’06 Grand Tasting courtesy of Ungstrup: Pours a hazy copper bronze with a thin, wispy off-white head. Nice, fresh sweet caramel malt and big piny grapefruity hop aroma. Body starts with a sweet, gritty caramel maltiness and good fresh hoppy balance toward a drier bittersweet finish. A nice IPA.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cL bottle. Orange/red with very little head. Very flowery aroma of chinook, cascade and amarillo. Sweet and hoppy taste with a long lasting bitterness. The balance is this beer is fantastic, I assume it is 3 malts that is making this happen.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rbesg06gt, bottled. deep amber colour with a steady head. big lychee and pine aroma, plenty of hop character. quite sweet, hints of pineapple nectar, some grapefruit, full-bodied, very american in character
bierkoning (11147) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange brown color. Earthy hoppy (Cascade) aroma with grapefruit and raspberry. Very earthy hopbitter flavor with raspberry and citrus. Maltiness shimmering through. Earthy hoppy aftertaste. This beer gives almost too much of everything.
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 <proppen>
Beautiful beautiful dark hazy orange appearance with a creamy white head, perfect. Completly overwhelming hobby flowery aroma with notes of citrus and sweet apples, again perfect. Dry hobby sensation that leaves your mouth tickling of bitterness. Heavy weight IPA - well brewed
coldbrewky (1499) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy hazy pale brown. Thanks to Maria for a new twist on IPA. A sweet fruity nose with sprase yet steady carbonation. The hops dont dominate the beer as I am used to wtih some IPAs. Yet the citrusy hops tingle the sides of the mouth and tounge. Body is touch and go watery. Apples in the aftertaste.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Aofoxxy’s Labor Day gathering ’06. Very nice fruity &floral nose of perfume, brown sugar & toffee. Pours a hazy amber with honey highlights. The average off-white head is rocky. The flavor is very bitter & very big with nice citrus undertones. The gratifying finish is long. The medium to full palate is soft, dry, and feels very astringent @ the finish. Wonderful.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, at Olbaren, Copenhagen, Denmark
Had this one with Ungstrup & Sk8viking as part of a whirlwind tour of duty in Copenhagen. Hoppy as hell, very good and pretty strong judging from my state when I departed.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from after4ever. Thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a lacy white head. Citrus and caramel nose, fruit and nut taste with a piney finish. At first I thought the hops were wrong, but now I think that they’re sort of fighting with the malt - maybe it’s bitter that wants to be an IPA? It’s nice that Mikkeller did a ’tip of the hat’ brew, and it is a tasty brew, but it would be difficult to confuse this with an IPA that was really made ’stateside.’
after4ever (6692) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml. Thanks, Maria! This was a dandy. Big floral and fruity nose atop a cloudy dark coppery amber body with thick sudsy white head. Bold attack with lots of caramel malt--come to think of it, there’s a fair amount of caramel and general malty business happening on the nose as well. It’s sweet from all the cereal goodness, and maybe even a little bit outside the expectations of what an IPA is in the States, but it’s delicious, and it finishes with a lovely piney resin that clings in a bitter way. Classic IPA except for the exuberant grain bill--in that sense, it’s a *huge* ESB. Incredibly drinkable and delicious no matter where its home is in the style tables, though.