rouhlas (274) - GREECE - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy golden color wit white head. Malty aroma, caramel, hoppy too, grassy, fruity, light floral, pine. Sweet and light bitter taste like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (9606) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Rogue, PDX airport, 12/11/14.
Golden orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose is bitter citric rinds, orange pith, pine, juicy hops, straw.
Taste comprises grapefruit, light orange pith, apricot, citric peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of hop bitterness.
Decent enough IPA.
Marcius (221) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance with golden color, cloudy liquid and high head.
Hoppy and fruity aroma.
On the palate, it is bitter (a lot of hops) and has a nice personality!
sebwaw (22) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle, served in TeKu. Pours deep orange and golden with thick head. Aroma is suprisingly malty and I dont really get why Crystal would provide massive aroma as it is described. It doesnt anyway. Of course, there are some distinct hints of pine, some citrus, but nothing especially interesting. However, it is very well balanced with malts. Id rather expected stronger hops aroma. Taste is terrific, lots of matliness combined with caramel, toasted bread, biscuits well mixed with balanced bitterness. It does however have some peculiar flavour in the finish, I dont really know what that is. It remotely tastes like anise. Anyway, its a very good beer, not in the top league of IPAs, even classic, english ones, but worth recommending and trying.
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma of hops and citrus, cloudy amber colour, without much head. A very interesting taste of hops and fruit with undertones of apricot. Oily feel with a mildly bitter finish.
Randy4Beer (228) - - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky burnt orange, with a thick white head that settles down rapidly.
Aromas of citrus hops, and caramel malts. Quite well balanced in this regard.
Tastes start off citrus and turn to caramel malts in the middle of the process, as it flows over the tongue, finishing with a lemon zest tingle.
Overall, in a word, balanced.
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
You really notice the malts in this one. Pours a hazy amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, caramel malts, basement, and biscuit. Tastes of pine, citrus, caramel, peach and biscuits. Has a medium body with average carbonation and nice amount of bitterness. A very good starter IPA to introduce people to the style without crazy bitterness.
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una IPA estrema. Decisamente buona, con ottima schiuma, briosità giusta, al palato vengono fuori prima i malti e poi i luppoli, decisi, cattivi. Ottima persistenza ma non invadente
BeerGuero (8) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, citrus, leaves, orange, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, bitter finish, medium body.
JonMoore (1885) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber colour with white head. Aroma is malty with background hops, some pineyness. Taste is unusual, malty, dark fruit, bitter, some dryness, again backgroundy hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Not what I was expecting. Interesting stuff.