Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - fully cloudy brown beer under a long lasting beige foam; solid hoppy aroma of resin, mandarines and black berries; full-bodied, some swetness, tasty and fairly bitter; light dry and with a long fruity hoppy finish (tangerines, berries and citrus) - superb
northropfrye (2814) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown body with loads of sediment and off white head. I assume this is not a fresh bottle but I can’t find the bottling date anywhere. Warm citrus hop aroma, also nice breadiness. Taste is a touch of bitter grapefruit, lime, with a very smooth palate. Would like to try this again fresher, as it was quite nice even with this old bottle.
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Havnelageret. Pours hazy amber brown, nose is toffee, lime, orange, taste is sweet and juicy, zesty lime, dry toffee.
drfabulous (4925) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Strong malt presence. Citrus and tangerine throughout. Really stands out in the flavors that sit.
angel77 (1524) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en el momento en 12-06-2014. Lote 047 elaborado en 01-08-2012 hasta 01-08-2014. color marrón muy oscuro con espuma blanca no muy persistente. Aromas intensos a maltas con grandes tonos cítricos de piel de naranja, mandarinas.... Cuerpo medio a fuerte, pastoso y denso con espuma y con 7.5 vol que le dan carácter alcohólico. Sabores intensos maltosos con gran carga de cítricos, lima pieles de naranja y mandarinas, acabando con un amargo no muy intenso. Buena, para repetir y comprobar si los lúpulos en esta no estaban algo pasados. Interesante sabor cítrico de naranjas.
cards04 (2379) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA. Pours kind of an ugly brown with sediment... The nogne way. Aromas of caramel, pine, and orange. Flavors are sweet and caramel forward at first then a balanced and lasting bitterness finishes it off. Nice.
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Caramel brown and opaque with a tan head. Visually this could pass for a brown. A pleasant aroma of citrus and floral with passion fruit. The flavor brings those out and bitterness is a bit above moderate. Lime is tasted and it brings a unique element. There is a heavy dose of caramel but the fruit is in charge. Some mint and spice. This is borderline imperial and perhaps should be in that category. The finish was a little hot but it was also flavorful and had a bit of an attitude.
nimbleprop (6100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Nogne O Tap Takeover. Pours a clear, burnt orange with some cream colored head. Smells like homebrew, heavy citrus peel, dusty, musty, tangerine, some grapefruit pulp. Flavor is similar, lightly sweet, lightly tart, musty, grassy, orange, grapefruit, a little curry powder. Creamy and astringent finish. Yes, both creamy and astringent. Very odd. Reminds me too much of average home brew.
radagast83 (5819) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey for a meet the brewer event. Poured a cloudy dark orange color with a small white head. Aroma was some nice citrus orange notes with some light toasted malts. Flavor was some light malt notes, with touches of citrus hops. Juicy.
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Pours a mostly clear red orange amber color, pretty dark. Very big khaki head that just sort of stays put for a bit, be sure to pour this one slowly. Fades to a thin reasonable after about ten minutes. Leaves plenty, thicker lace. Lots of chunky dark particles in the final pour. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Initially, the nose is kind of offputting, caramel malt, and it’s kind of sweet up front. But the flavor is pretty interesting. Dark fruity, juicy, some tangerine juice comes through. Kind of spicy. Get some of the kaffier lime. It’s a cool, interesting combo but is more a fruit beer than an IPA. I’d like to see a little more hop taste and aromatics, not much of that here. Maybe some spicy earthy hop character. No date on the bottles, of course. Interesting, tasty stuff, though, if looked at as a sort of hoppy strong ale with fruit. A lot of sweet maltiness holds it back for me.