jamestulloch (1730) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cottier’s. Clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grain and honey. Flavour of cardboard, orange and cereal. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Not great - barely a trace of hops.
Artichoke (85) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Five finger head, light brown. Unbalanced, some malt, a little bite... Not much finish. Can barely detect hops. This beer sucks.
FatPhil (9819) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle - surprise share - thanks!
Sticky mashy raw ESL aroma. Where are the hops? Plasticky. Rough. Not a good beer in any style. Messy big ESL malts. Actually, is this an ale? This is an ESL?
daniele (6003) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle ambrato scarico buona schiuma persistente caramello discreto malto cotto floreale corpo medio discreto amaro poco fragrante
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy dark gold. Inviting nose of caramel, overripe fruit, brown sugar and mild hops. Soft and round mouthfeel. Sweetness and bitterness battle it out nicely, but for me the sweetness gets over the line first. Something quite different to the IPAs popular in Australia now.
Zarkam (508) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from M/S Viking XPRS shop. -clear amber colour, large off-white mostly lasting frothy head, good lacing. Moderately malty aroma of hay, fruit, cookie and nuts with moderate resiny, sprucey, spicy and citrusy hops. Taste is initally balanced bittersweet and slightly avcidic turning into a long moderately bitte finish with an astringent feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Not as insanely hoppy as IPA’s usually are these days, as the IBU’s in the label would indicate, quite pleasant and well balanced however and at 1.40€ a bottle by far the cheapest IPA I’ve come across in this part of the world.
ramboraffe (808) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at M/S Rosella. English malty smell but very light. Taste is mild bitter with some sweet malt and a little fruits. Medium bitterness. Maybe the lightest IPAs I have tried.
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours near amber in color with an off-white head. Notes of floral hops and some green herbal ones in aroma. Taste is slightly bitter and somewhat fruity with light malty hints.
Hermod (3635) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Viking Line/Gabriella. Bb 07/14. Clear dark golden, thick white head. Herbal, leafy, some citrusy hops in aroma. Flavor is mainly malty, herbal, lagery grainy almost. Some distant hops. Thin, bitter short finish. 1,40€ /bottle,I have had worse beer much more expensive than this.
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SimplySike (1018) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma malt, pils, bread, hay, little sweet, some pine.
Taste malty sweet, strange bitter.
Mouthfeel bad thin.
Not a good IPA.