Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Bottle, from Utobeer, split at the pre stag tasting in the ’Sham, 20/06/13.
Murky orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter orange marmalade, hops, light pine.
Taste comprises floral hops, orange pith, touch of grapefruit, pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
Decent enough IPA.
olio (6287) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours murky orange color with a small head. Aroma is quite intense with sweet caramel and exotic fruits, mango, mild pineapple, mandarin and lemon, hop notes are quite faint. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, mandarin, grass, some goose berries and hops. Medium carbonation, bitter fruity palate with a sweet and sticky finish. A bit too sweet, otherwise decent.
JohnRMurdoch (3322) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Pale amber brown, not much head. Mild pine hop aroma. Biscuit grapefruit hop flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. Quite a subtle citra IPA.
kwik-lime (1342) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CASK in Pimlico. Big hit of hops, strong orange character going through it as well. Some sweetness, alcohol quite well hidden for how strong it is. Excellent IPA.
Idiosynkrasie (3929) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Filmy orangey golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Piney and resinous hop aroma, orange, orange zest, citrus. Taste is minmally to moderately sweet caramel malty, fruity, orange, passion fruit, lemon, moderately bitter hoppy overtones. Yummy.
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Partizan. It pours hazy golden orange with a medium white head. The nose is zesty orange, mango, skunky hops and faint urine notes. The taste is fresh orange, tangerine, mango, apricot, marmalade, minerals and a touch of underlying sweetness with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice juicy tropical fruits. Tasty.
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty citrus orange nose ... juicy floral fruits ... soft zezty peppery orange ... juicy fruits ...
gowdy (734) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig?s house. Rather light and smooth. Medium golden with a little haze. Some head.
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are melon and grapefruit with creamy oak and spices. Flavours are light, mixed tropical fruit with woody oak and bready yeast. Fruity and decent
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can feel palate creeping up. I have a new laptop, the keyboard layout is an improvement and the keys are softer, definitely an improvement, though a little larger.