markschiedon (399) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
A nice hoppy, flowery aroma.
The clear orange beer has a medium white head.
A great soft bitter taste. What an IPA!
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy deep copper pour with a thin soapy light tan head, aroma has toffee, and some bold citrus hop, taste sweet caramel, a hint of sweet apple juice, some mango and grapefruit, tinned pineapple sweetness, booze is present but not hot, light carbs.
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home while visiting Amsterdam. Pours dark amber. Sweet, malty caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Orange, lemon, light metal, light caramel, pine, light soap... Not bad, not too sweet. OK.
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Hermod (4788) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, T.H.T 02.03.2017. Dark amber, thick off white head. Caramel malty, dark fruity, herbal hoppy aroma. Flavor has sweetness, caramel, toffee, hops, dark fruits. Full bodied, creamy. Alcohol nicely hidden.
OllieBBommel (1286) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle@home.
Appearance: clear copper with light beige head.
Aroma: floral hops, malt, fruit.
Taste: fruit, grapefruit, medium bitter with some sweet.
Palate: smooth, somewhat alcohol, lasting medium body, medium carbonation.
Zlotta (453) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle from Gall & Gall Zutphen, NL, best before 2/3/2017. Clear, reddish amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, tan to white head. Intense, fruity-resiny aroma of passion fruit, mango, honey and pine. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of passion fruit, mango, honey and pine, followed by a fairly lasting, medium bitter (92 IBU?!) finish with hints of grapefruit. Medium to full body, creamy to oily texture, soft carbonation. Perfectly balanced and very harmonic with fresh, exotic flavours. No hints of alcohol and absolutely not as bitter as expected. Dangerously drinkable!
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Cloudy orange with off white head. Citrus, hops, yeast, caramel malts.
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Reddish orange colour, big off-white creamy head that nicely laces the beer. Big flavoured toffee and caramel sweet malts, (too) boozy, piny/resinous and tropical fruity hops. Nicely balanced, not too bitter. Finish lingers nicely. Firm body, medium carbonation. American hopped up barleywine-ish.
mile (3513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and light floral - tropical fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel, some tropical fruitiness with light citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, light - some citrus hoppyness, light alcohol. Caramel sweetish DIPA - could use more bitterness.
Fin (8567) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Klooster, Netherlands, Thursday 8th October 2015. Tasting like a hoppier version of Orval, this is fruity and with and a nice tang bitter but not massively so. Chatted with the bartender here and gave him a little of this to try we (i.e. - us and bartender) both felt it shouldn’t be like this, however it was really interesting, me and Loz loved it, for those looking out for this it’s batch 317 this isn’t meant to be like this but it works, it’s a sort of ramped up Orval. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1