Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewpub, drunk at ChrisOís Christmas Tasting, 28th Dec 2010. Cloudy orange, slight white head. Light fresh linen nose. Needs more citrus bite but itís nicely light and soft, very drinkable.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Gold/amber colour. A bit murky. Very decent hops on the nose - quite aromatic, with orange, grapefruit and grassy notes in evidence. Distinctly orange on the palate. Moderate bitterness with a touch of residual sweetness. Firm. Slightly slick, mouthfeel. May not be a blockbuster in comparison with many US IPAs but itís a solid effort from country hardly known for producing IPAs. I can safely say itís the best French IPA Iíve tried.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruits. The flavor is sweet acidic with notes of malt and fruit some from citrus fruits, leading to a dry, bitter, and tart finish.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th December 2010
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Very hazy gold beer with a very small white head. Softish palate with mild carbonation. Marmaladish orange with sweet caramel malt underneath. Finishes soft. Like the way this beer delivers itís hops in a soft way - makes a change from the usual slap accross the chops!
tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Chris Oís Pre-NY tastings - thanks Caspar!
Aroma is oak. Sauvignon Blanc grapes, bready yeast and also a tad floral element on the nose. Taste is Sauvignon Blanc grapes, honey, sweet malts, floral hops and also quite bitter. Sweet and floral and moderalely hopped. I really am not a white wine drinker so sad to say this isnít working for me.
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Chris NY Tasting 2010. From Caspar. Cloudy orange gold. Thin off white head. Lovely light grapefruit aroma. Decent ipa. Some tasty hop. Rather good. Beat french ipa i have had.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A different kind of hoppy beer. Very smooth highly drinkable beer.
How: Bottle (22oz?, 750ml?). Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase directly in France. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Opaque dark orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is very tangy and fresh grass. Taste is orange muffin, a lot straws, yeast, a bit of earth, some citrus fruits, some grass. Very mild bitterness. The carbonation is smooth. Something about the straw-like malts and yeast made for a body that felt very light yet very full. Far from an intense beer, this one is overall very smooth. This was a fun beer, and one I could drink many pints of. This is a good beer and I donít know why that beer got trashed by so many ratings. I think these people have a chip on their shoulder. The easiest point of amputation is the neck.
SaintMatty (5811) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit, tea and toffee. Hoppy and fruity taste with notes of grapefruit and toffee.
thebeertourist (5072) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cave ŗ Bulles. Cloudy amber with a dense offwhite head. Nice citric fruit aroma with hints of bread underneath. Herbal hoppiness that works well together with the orange fruit flavours. A bit grainy mouthfeel. Interestingly different IPA.
Fred82 (2115) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to David and Catherine
Appearance : Hazy amber, some lacing and small head.
Aroma : Fruity and hoppy. Very nice fruits. Some malt.
Taste : Very fresh and fruity. Carbonation quite soft.
Overall : Very very fruity. Quite enjoyable. Very drinkable. Maybe a bit simple or a bit too much on the fruit juice side. Still very enjoyable. A bit of a surprise.