lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
660 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, strong heavy resiny hops, herbs and bread. Rich flavour of strong resiny hops, heavy caramel, mild citrus, strong herbal notes such as fresh coriander, sticky syrup, cough drops and some mild pineapple notes. Medium bodied, heavy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. It does indeed feel more like a Barley Wine rather than an IPA. The amount of resiny hops is a bit too overwhelming, as it pretty much runs over all the juicy fruitiness here. Very unique I’d say. First impression: 3.7.
However: after the first glass (about 25 cl) and with the yeast poured in, the resiny notes disappear, and all the fruitiness comes through much stronger (both aroma- and flavour-wise). Notes of pineapple, orange, apricot, grapefruit, some candy pastille and mint. For someone who tastes only the first 25 cl this turns out to be quite a different beer.
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours hazy light orange with a good head. Classic citrus and mango aromas, grapefruit and pineapple in the mix too. Good bitterness, good IPA.
Valgreen (657) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Exmouth Arms, London. Cloudy orange, medium dense white head, nice lacing. Aroma, delightfully hoppy and malty, fruity, slightly piney. Taste, malty, nice light hoppyness, fruity, . Dry pine aftertaste.
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Think I've got an off bottle because this is just a watery grapefruit juice. Will need to try again to confirm.
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Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Look Mum No Hands, Southbank. Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin off-white head. Lots of (slightly over-ripe) tropical fruits - pineapple, passion fruit, mango. Medium body. The aroma is definitely there in the flavour too, as well as caramel, a funky earthiness, some grapefruit and a little lemon. Maybe a touch too sweet but very enjoyable.
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vulkan:BRU on IPA day
Orange, white head. Smells of peach, citrus, zests. Moderate sweet, alot of peach. Heavy bitter finish with resins
Brenhophead (558) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle. Pours slightly cloudy golden with a small sudsy head and a nice citrus/grapefruit zest aroma. Very sweet fruity/mango flavour that hides almost every shred of bitterness. Very nice beer, i enjoy this style of IPA.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Hamnmästaren.
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of citrus peel and hops.
Fruity flavour of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Nothing much to say here which hasn’t already been said. This is just a damn fine IPA. Superbly balanced and drinks very well. Fantastic beer
Osprey87 (1699) - WALES - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold bottle. Clear orange with decent white bubbly head. Smell is very nice. Really fruity, caramel. Body is medium. Taste is not as potent as the smell - a little toned down. Juicy, easy drinking, balance, nice level of bitterness. Pine, citrus. I could drink this endlessly - great stuff. A really solid and well made beer, but it just lacks the wow-factor that would send this up into the 4s.