gyllenbock (4561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brothers Brewery, Auckland, August 2014. Orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grass, grapefruit and some mango. The finish was bitter. A descent one.
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear caramel brown with a beige head. Woody, malty aroma with a sweet citrus finish. Taste has some bitter citrus peel, oak wood, and a healthy dose of nz hops. Appropriately titled. I enjoyed this but I can imagine many wouldn’t.
stoutnick (500) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malty look to this IPA. Aroma is very earthy - definitely more English style on this bugger. Taste is the same with malts leading to charge; very resinous and thick. Palate is bitterness without much fruit or sweetness. Not a keeper for me, especially with so many nice fruity NZ IPAs out there.
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku. Cloudy brown - white head. Nice hoppy, oiley hoppy, buttery bisquit, grapey notes, knækbrød, ok bitterness, hash aroma, rsin, light piney notes......
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 330ml bottle on 26/3/2014. Pours a cloudy copper with a medium head. Has a pleasant light, fruity, grassy, hoppy aroma. However, the taste is a bit messy, with little malt, tropical fruit, and some earthy, spicy and metallic flavours, followed by a quite abrupt, almost harsh, dry bitterness. Has a fullish body and quite lively carbonation. All up, quite disappointing.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A caramel copper pour with a foamy light beige head. Minty, grape, tropical fruit hop bouquet. Fairly light bodied, silky mouthfeel with an earthy, minty & marihuana flavor plus a mildly piney bitterness towards the end. The nose & the flavor don’t really match but the overall package is quite solid.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th January 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle thanks to big Dave. Chars! Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and very airy. Light sweetish malt. Little lactose. Mild hop skunk and spice and then tangerine led tropical fruits. Softish airy finish. Mildly bitter fruity linger. Good stuff.
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lovely nose. Great grassy hops, floral, slightly mineral, great grass. Some tobacco. Glowing orange-amber. Dirty grassy, earthy flavor. Very bitter. Silky and full but light. A bit too bitter I would say, but nice.
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dave. It pours deep orange-amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is caramel, candy, toast, tropical fruits, five alive fruit juice, orange Chewits and a slight metallic twang. The taste is toasty,wood, orange peel, brown bread, earth, watery and metal. Lightish body and moderate carbonation. Nice on the nose, but a touch thin on the palate. Decent enough.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubble gum, resin, grapefruit, mandarin orange hops in the nose with little malt character. Medium body, semi-sweet, highly bitter to the point of being astringent. Pine sap, green onion and garlic show up as it opens, to join the grapefruit, gum and fruit cocktail. Malt is savory, carbonation fine, again the mouth feel is the highlight. Lightly hazed amber with a short white head. From bottle.