Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from LCBO. Fuck, should’ve checked the BB date - got it a week ago and it’s due already. It pours a pretty opaque orange with a rather fast receding off-white head. The nose is sweet and citric, jammy, resiny and piney, juicy. Very nice, despite the due BB date. The flavour continues along the same lines: malty sweet, citric, resiny, succulent. Somewhat harsh bitter finish. Carbonation rather mellow, oily slick mouthfeel. It’s clear in the flavour that the hops have lost their freshness, but I see there’s a nice beer - I sure wish it wasn’t this old though.
Gluepot (334) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2015 An Ontario hop classic, Mad Tom hits the mark with fresh and engaging hops and some strong balances among tastes. The hop profile is fresh and punchy, featuring pine, grapefruit, fruit rind and a splash of lemon. Sweet biscuit malt, a touch of pepper and a strong medium intensity effervescence add to the bite of the flavour, but all in proportion. Don’t change this recipe!
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.341 bottle. Cloudy, amber color and a medium, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma of pines, exotic fruits, some resin, some malts, and a touch of butter. Taste is quite bitter, hoppy, piney, fruity in a sense of grapefruit-like bitterness. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is long and bitter, quite standard. Overall not a bad beer, but nothing great or surprising either.
luttonm (3974) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in Toronto. A real solid IPA. Rich body, a little resin and citrus depth. Medium to heavy body, rich and real tasty.
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus and fruity. Hop bomb. Bitter and hoppy. White head on an orange pour from a bottle at bymark in Toronto
crossovert (10681) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can. Golden pour, white head. Nice peppery citrus aroma, herbs and pine. Flavor is piney and dry, this is fantastic IPA, so glad I picked one up.
tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
17/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 29/VIII/15 (2015-1095) Thanks to cards04 for the trade!
Clear orange beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, little stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, sweet touch, malty, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: malty, bitter start, some caramel, fruity, citrus. Aftertaste: bitter, very fruity, passion fruit, grapefruit, dry, grassy, citrus, sweet, malty, some honey.
ElManana (1579) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tderoeck’s place. Herbal, floral, not much bitterness, or any exotic hops, pretty boring.
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: malt, rotten fruits.
Taste: moderate sweetness and bitterness.
Flavor: spruce, resin, sweet ripe fruits,
Not bad bad too weak aroma.
Ron (3393) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a soapy white head. Nice hoppy aroma with some toffee malt. Quite a hoppy flavor, lots of citrus and some grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Fairly thick texture, not overly carbonated.