yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 21/12/2006. Happy birthday Shona. 500ml bottle from Rumble’s latest shipment.
Deepish end of pale gold, with a touch of haze from the dash of yeast I let through. Soft airy white head Strong esters on the nose, hints of pear and pollen, and a huge minerally dry-hop aroma. Lolly-like malts and old oranges also make an appearance. Then in the mouth its all pithy bitter oranges and burtonised water... very pithy, very minerally, very hoppy... until an extremely long, long, lingering bitter finish. Not harsh bitterness but pretty strong. A touch of yeast astringency in the mix too. Yum. Headstrong IPA, in the Burton Bridge mould.
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate floral hoppy aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium bitter flavor with a bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours light hazy amber. Fruity,malty, flowery hop aroma. Dry, fruity flavour with a citrusy bitterness. Medium body. Good British IPA.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pale yellow color with no head. Aroma was a mix of American and British hops. Smooth flavour of hops, flowers and hay with slight citrus, lime.
cab (866) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 Bottle. Love it love it love it, An original ipa, true to the style. And a solid rocky head.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 Bottled. Pale yellow colour, not much head. Aroma was an interesting mix of American and British hops (or atleast comparable to that!). Smooth flavour of hops, flowers and hay with slight citrus notes.
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma. Hoppy flavor with a bitter, grassy finish. Some citrus.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg. Pours clear, golden-orange, with a small, off-white head. Fruity hops, pine, resin and tropical fruits in the aroma. The flavor is citrusy and fruity, with mango, hops and pine. Slightly astringent, medium body. For a English ESB, it is very well hopped. Almost too hop-dominated. (060824)
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop,fruit, citrus. Flavour is hop, fruit, citrus. Bitter finish.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: mmmm, honey, flowery, very fresh hops. Appearance: cloudy, orangeyellow with orangetinted white head. Flavor: Bitter, pretty full-bodied, some sweetness, a little watery, soft & bready. Palate: lovely warming, smooth, nice, watery but full-bodied.