Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, apricot, light passion fruit, malts. Malty flavour, light bitter, fruity notes. Light bitter finish, malts. Lingering rough bitter note.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)
Bullit (4348) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mitra Tiel. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is hoppy, herbal and fruity. Flavour is malty, hoppy, fruity, fairly bitter. No real hop punch, definitely no usa styled ipa. Watery, thin bodied. A bit disappointing.
Douberd (4311) - 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.
Aniela (4207) - 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.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma of fruity/piney hops, some grapefruit and orange, faint caramel. Flavour is big dry bitterness with a sidenote of belgian yeast. Nice, but more a belgian.
MrHangover (3717) - 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.
mile (3714) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and tropical fruitiness, light - some citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and tropical fruitiness, some citrus - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint caramel and light fruitiness, piney - some citrus hoppyness. Really nice hoppy and dryish flavor/finish but aroma is quite weak - lacks bitterness.
Palme (3637) - 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
vipinvelp (3470) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow, off-white lasting lacing foam head. Hoppy aroma, light floral tones. Nice biter taste, lasting quite long. (Velp 201507)
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, 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