argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Small off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, light bread, lime. Medium body, light resin, acidity, low carbonation.
Huhzubendah (3093) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer is golden colored and fairly hazy with a small white head. The aroma brings fruit, malt, sweetness, floral notes. A bit out of character for an IPA. Too sweet and lacking big hop chareacter. Overall, this was mediocre. English IPAs just don’t measure up. There, I said it.
Koelschtrinker (14078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weicher, hell hopfiger Antrunk. Die Hopfennoten sind dabei eher gering und steigern sich nicht mehr. Trocken, OK - aber nicht sonderlich interessant. 8/8/11/9/9/8
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Bottle at home, thanks to Alex. Very green, very grassy hops in the nose, minerals. Dark gold to pale amber, medium, fine head. Sweet malts, light honey, with huge lemony, grassy, green hops. Sweet orange. Interesting balance arising out of contrast. Smooth, oily body. Slight booze. Good stuff, got better after a couple weeks of mellowing.
EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle care of beersiveknown. Colour is touch hazy amber, white head. Nose is really soapy. Soap suds soapy. with some grainy, bit of tropical fruit, pine, some green leafy hops. Taste is again very soapy, hop bitter, tropical fruit. Soap taste is a bit overwhelming in this one.
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pre Xmas tasting thanks to Steve/BIK - 21/12/12.
Hazed light amber with a thin white head that retains well.
Nose is soapy, pine, hops, tropical fruit notes.
Taste follows nose, grass, tropical fruits, a little over soapy.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
OK - a little over soapy in both nose and taste.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Aroma is mild and the hopping isn’t so noticeable. Dark golden-brown color. Hops hit hard in initial; some honey and malt in mid; deep green citrusy notes in final. Thin-medium body. Well-balanced and solid.
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Alex420, grazie a te! Shared with staff and the RB crew at Birreria Paradiso Georgetown. Everyone really liked the label on this one, Nintendo style. The aroma reminded some of Mary Janes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jane_(candy& others thought of Skittles or Smarties. People liked the flavor better than the aroma, but overall a very drinkable beer..
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: wheat, hops. A: pale yellow, unclear, T: very bitter and dry. >P: lb. O:16/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to Travlr. Clear orange. Weak head. Butternut squash nose. Taste is very soapy and a bit chemical. Plastic heavy. Long soapy bitterness.