mkel07 (3680) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from BWS. Bright orange colour with a small head of foam. Aroma is quite modest with not a lot coming through. In the mouth the beer has good mouthfeel and body. Hints of vanilla in the flavour. Overall not too bad.
Wolfosaurus (3) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong grassy hops aroma. Cloudy light golden colour with average head. Strong hops flavour with some bitterness.
neverleaveopen (156) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy light orange with a fine head. subtle aroma of caramel and peach. well-balanced taste with a nice palate and bitterness. good finish.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, rocky head, slight haze. Floral hop aroma with a delicate herbal quality. Earthy bitterness like old cascade, with caramel malts, light florals.
madquacker (1051) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish hue with big bubbles in size. Malty to taste with some sweetness. Nice beer indeed.
Kurtos (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma. Smells mainly of caramel with some slight hoppiness.
Appearance. Pours a nice earthy red colour.
Taste. Toffee and bread flavours really some to come through here, though with not too much sweetness, considering the lack of hoppiness i wouldn’t really call it an ipa.
Overall. I bought this beer wanting to try a new ipa, whilst bean a good beer it certainly doesn’t deliver in the ipa department.
kanerjus (58) - orimattila, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tuoksussa häiritsevän terävää viljaisuutta kuin joissain viljaisissa lagereissa. lämmetessä hedelmäisyys nousee enemmän esille ja terävä viljaisuus muuttuu pehmeämmäksi maltaisuudeksi.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (shared with TBone). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, herbal and toffeeish along with some citrus. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden, resiny along with some sweet malts and a nice floral long aftertaste.
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Falco242, who was good enough to bring it all the way back with him from New Zealand. Fruity aroma with a hint of hops. Hazy amber with visible carbonation and a thin ring of off-white head. Flavor is on the dry side which makes sense considering the low ABV for an IPA. Although the commercial description refers to the beer as a pale ale...odd when the beer label calls it an IPA. Nice, lingering hop finish with some breadiness. Better as a pale ale than as an IPA, although in both cases it is fairly unbalanced in favor of the hops. I’d rather it be in that direction if it’s going to be unbalanced. Still, all style characteristics aside, it qualifies as a pretty good session beer with solid amount of hop bitterness.
laiti (5957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Cosmic Comic Cafe, BBE 23.03.2015
Aroma is very sweet with fruit candy and caramel. Also some pineapple juice. Flavour is very sweet with glue, resiny tones, caramel, toffee candy and some odd metallic savor. At the end of the glass toffee candy tones take over. Oversweet IPA with some west coast wibes.