MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Good grassy aroma. Cloudy dark orange colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is malty with a good grassy hop note. Late rough hoppiness.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops! Grapefruit, citrus, honey and tangerine. Hoppy bitter flavour, light malts. Bitter finish, lemon peel, quite lasting.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Aroma of pine and pineapple, grapefruit. Aggressive hops indeed. Quite bitter, dry taste. Very harsh and not one for a session actually (in contrast to its description), but still I liked the amount I had.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ ZZT VII. A bit hazy orange color, small to medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, lightly fruity, hops, very bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at ZZT 7 thanks to Benzai. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, light caramel malt. Flavor is light sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration sticking on your tongue. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT7 thx to benzai. Hazy orange colour with a small to medium white head. Smells hoppy, fresh, grassy, slightly soapy. Tastes very hoppy, bitter, fresh, fruity. Medium body, great carbo.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber colored ale with a billowing off-white foamy head. Good lacing.
Getting some nice aroma. Blood orange, pineapple, bready, doughy, malt, toast. Some dankness is very present. Very malt forward taste with a big dose of bitterness on the back end. Still getting more bitterness on the aftertaste. Not totally balanced here. Big hops abound. Resiny as it states on the label is apparent. Getting some rye as well and pepper on the finish. Not bad, but definitely a non-sweet IPA if you are wondering. I like mine on the spicy, bitter side so this is cool with me. Nice and full bodied. Carbonated well. Overall this was a unique experience. A bold, bitter, malty IPA. Sweetness took off at the start of this production. The price point is nice for this and worthy of trying if not for the interesting ride. Still salivating after each sip.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, strong gooseberry bush and berries. Flavour of caramel malts, gooseberries, hay, bitter (but old) floral hops and metallic notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes bitter, floral and metallic, where the off-flavours come through even more. Not a fresh bottle at all. Re-rate needed.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle from Kihoskh
Pours dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of aged hops, crisp grass and malts. Taste is bitter, dry and hoppy with some aged hops and caramel. Finish is crisp and dry with bitter notes. Not very fresh.
halfbaked (47) - - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear golden amber with very little head. Nice fruity aroma - citrus with apricot nectar. The fruity hop flavour has a brief appearance before it is taken over by the strong bitterness. Some malt sweetness softens this a little but the aftertaste still has a lingering bitterness. Low carbonation and a rounded mouthfeel made this an enjoyable drink. Liked it.