Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Arendsnest. This definitely building up some expectations ad I have been on the wander all day in Amsterdam trying to locate a good hoppy Americanized hoppy punchy IPA on tap, but so far all I have ended up with is 4 mediocre and one bad totally classic English styles one. Yeah, you better deliver now you! It starts off nicely with a light cloudy, or more deep blurry golden orange looking beer, it has a really good looking super lacing and lingering white head. So, the nose: NOOOOOO! ANOTHERíS ENGLISH STYLE!? Not sure what Iíll do now. Itís basically dominated but caramel, sweet malts, burned honey puffs and fruity eastern tones this. Where is the punch? Where are the hops!? Nutty sweet aromas. Thatís a downer, but it does not smell bad in any way, just not how I want it to! Thank god it had some citrus in the taste. Itís really mineral waterish but definitely some citrus. The oily in the mouth and itís wrapped in a soft to average carbonation level. Not sure if I should cry or laugh. Iím neither right now, but I just want a good hoppy American (thatís USA) IPA! This is not that in any way! Iím going to Beer Temple again. At least they had something like that there. 07.03.2014
MrHangover (3061) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thnx to Secret Sinterklaas 2013. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized, white head on top. Aroma is grainy, fairly hoppy and with a big, bready yeasty backbone in it. Flavor misses some nice crisp flavors, a bit overwhelmed with a smuthering yeasty feel with light bitter tones in it as well. No real hop presences detected in this beer unfortunately. Quite ok, but really not much special going on here.
Douberd (3008) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass, ABV 7%
Pours a beer golden orange in colour but also kind of pale. Almost two fingers of white head, with okay retention an irregular spots of lacing left aroundd the glass.
Aroma of malts, grains, grass, light citrus. Moderate hoppy.
Taste begins sweet but quickly it turns to bitter, with long duration.Citrus fruits, mandarines, grains, grapefruit, little hops.
Medium thin body, average carbonation. Mildly dry palate.
Overall not a bad one, but more of a hoppier belgian ale than an actual IPA. The label states that itís not a hop bomb but then maybe they should drop the USA from the label.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ KBC in ís-Hertogenbosch. A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. A very hoppy aroma with a lot of fruits, like citrus amd mango. The tate is dry with a lot of hops and fruits. It has a nice bitter with some sweets. The aftertaste is very nice a little sweet wit bitters.
Aniela (2558) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Samlpe at Tilburgs Birefestival. A bit hazy amber beer with a beige head. Hoppy, fruity aroma with some citrus notes. Hoppy, grassy flavour with some floral hints.
Kristall-KŲnig (2395) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bierfestival Groningen/ Riecht nach Grapefruit und Mango. Startet hopfig, sŁŖ, grapefruitartig. Mitte weiter sŁŖ, fruchtig, Mango, malzig. Abgang malzig und bitter. Gut.
ShivanDragon (2017) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De laatse van ít vat blijkbaar, aangezien hij op RB op retired staat!
Donker oranje met witte dichte kraag,
heerlijk vol aroma van hout, grapefruit, zoet en exotisch fruit, hout.
Smaken: grapefruit, fruitig, licht zoet, bittertje Redelijke body, ietwat waterige ondertonen.
Afdronk lang licht bitter, Niettemin heerlijke ipa
jammer als deze echt retired is, dan mag ik hopen dat ze deze opnieuw uit gaan brengen.
PotjeBier (1862) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear golden color. Big white head with good retention & lacing. Aromaís: sweet fruit, sweet herbs, candy sugar. Retronasal thereís additional grain/malt, some fruit and herbal hops. Flavor is moderate bitter with hints of sweet fruit. Medium bodied. Finishes slightly dry, moderate bitter. OK beer, but hardly an IPA, and certainly not a USA IPA.
tricksta_p (1701) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malts, grains, citrus, grapefruit, mild hops. Favour is malty, mildly hopped, with a bitter aftertaste. I enjoyed this brew, but it doesnít pack the hop punch I like in my IPAís.
markextrae (1689) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample at 24 uurs maastricht. poured a golden colour with a white head. citrus, malts, some pines, lemon peel, hints of grass. has nothing to do with a usa ipa