Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Leighton during the IoW Jolly. It pours murky amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is juicy, earthy, soap, citrus peel, doughy, muffin and brioche. The taste is very bitter, raw, earthy, dirt, astringency, orange, soap, leaf and oily hops with a dry finish. Medium and high carbonation and very foamy mouth-feel. The foaminess almost chokes you... Soapy and foamy. No good.
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel and mellow earthy hops. Cloudy gold with a rich beige head. Crazy bitter, herbal hops and caramel. Soapy and bubbly. Not great.
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Gents Bierfestival 2014. THX for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, huge stable off white head.
NOSE: florar, hoppy, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, florar, little smoked.
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2014. 330 ml. bottle. Huge off-white head, hazy amber beer. Creamy orange, pine nose,… Tastes of strong caramel, cookie, molaases, toffee with a balance of pine, flowers, resin, grapefruit, toffee, touch honey, nice sweet / bitter balance. Creamy thick malty body. Pretty nice DIPA, another fine beer from the ever improving NL beer scene.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Towering, very dense yellow head, with lace over fully hazy amber beer. Pine, cypress, rainwater, and dry hops. Resiny, quite bitter, bitter herbs (rather than -hops), liquorice minus the sweetness; The malt is present underneath, but builds more body than flavour. Quite carbonated, very slick and at least medium bodied. Remarkable. This is more a continental interpretation of IPA than many’s the so-called ’Belgian IPA’...
Moolesen (191) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark amber with an offwhite head. Hoppy aroma with some smoke !. Very rich, nice bitter and malty flavour. Long finish.
neepsntatties (1205) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2014 Oregon Brewers Festival. Colour...true amber with a thick ecru head. Nose...redolent of caramel, dried tropical fruits and hop sirop. Palate...more of the caramel is present but there’s plenty of hop bite to create balance. Mid palate has a dusty hop flavour and notes of mango and apricot skin. The overall mouthfeel is plush and velvety with a moderately long, citrusy finish.
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. 92 IBU. Pours a dark amber colour with a white thick head. Aroma is quite heavy on caramel with some notes of nettles and perfume. Flavour of heavy caramel malts, grassy bitterness, resin, dry grainy notes and red berries. Medium bodied. An unpleasant harsh DIPA.
rikstar (728) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fles gedeeld met jerommeke. Robijnrood bier meen mooie volle crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur van rijpe abrikozen en cantaloup ook biscuit komt maar voeren. Smaak is bitterzoet en trekkend naast de eerder genoemde fruittonen komt nu ook pine en caramel naar voren. Body van dit bier is overweldigend. Erg lekkere imperial IPA.
Habanero (2570) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear and deep golden with an average, lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus fruits especially oranges, yeast and brett notes.Sweei flavor that ends up more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice DIPA.