Abio (1351) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruit and earthy yeast at the smell, combined in a weird way, a bit unnatural and chemical. Taste is not much better, earthy with some dark fruits and caramel that gets trough. Slightly metallic besides some hops. Should be good for about a year longer. Medium biterness, but not what I was hoping for.
Borresteijn (3681) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle at Lost Property. IPA? Wow.. Clear deep ruby amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma is very sweet, candy, light hoppy, caramel, toasted malts. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, cotton candy, bitter hoppy finish with a grainy touch. Light to medium bodied. Not bad, but not an IPA by far.
IluvatarMilan (190) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Frape. Completely un-IPA like colour, deep ruby red to purple. Like wine with a small whit head. Underwhelming nose, bit soapy, soft and off-key. Taste is surprisingly goog and equally unlike an IPA. Very, very spicy, berries, currant. Aftertaste is good, but quickly dissappearing. Medium bitterness and mouthfeel.
omhper (17558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Pressklubban, Stockholm. Hazy mahogany colour, fairly rich head. Fruity nose with black currant and coffee. Mid sweet with medium-full body and soft mouthfeel. Nutty with some coffee, covered by a generous blanket of floral black currant hops.some dark chocolate comes through in the long, bitter finish
Travlr (8185) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, creamy beige head that settles quickly. Aroma of caramel and nuts. Taste is sweet caramel with a toasty and nutty edge. Not bad.
suprchunk (1447) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark mahogany colored pour. Big, almost white head that fades quickly but leaves a bit of lacing behind. Big malty aroma. Taste of malt and caramel. A little bitterness. Sweet. Not too shabby. Much better than I would have thought from the appearance.
vickey9 (308) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown ale, creamy head. Honey, herbs and roasted malt in nose. Bitter taste, oily body, fine carbonation. Tincture and liquorice on palate. Long dry & bitter aftertaste. B@BF.
BoBoChamp (4256) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, by Hugel (at Gulden Spoor), new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, bitter/fruity and slightly spicy/sweet, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small, tan head, fast gone over muddy cola-coloured beer, orange sheen. Bananaester, near a German Weizen, bubble gum. Dry wood, but still mixed with banana (even overripe banana). Fuselalcohols, for sure. Medium bodied at least, quite carbonated. Chocolate and non-sweet liquorice flavours in the aftertaste. Not bad at all. The nose is unsettling for a Belgian beer, let alone for something aimed at IPA...
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/08/2011 33cl bottle @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival Zwevegem (2011-392)
Cloudy red brown beer, light beige small head, unstable bit adhesive. Aroma: fruits, bit of pineapple but just very faint, metallic. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: bit sweet, fruity, mocha, hops, some caramel, citrus. Aftertaste: citrus, hops, pretty dry finish. Not exactly what is to be called an American IPA.