MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic one with loads of hops and some citrus fruits in the back. Unpleasing bitter finish reminding me of medicine, Not sure about that one.
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out of the bottle ( many thanks to tomer!) in a light hazy amber colour with steady low head and smooth body. Aroma of fresh hops and citrus. Taste of fresh hops, spices, spruce, barley, bread and cake. Finishes off with citrus and spices. Well-balanced, smooth and easy to drink. Enjoyed it a lot.
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Barak for this brew!
Nice floral in the nose, very fresh hops. Smooth. The beer starts smooth, floral. A bit rough, but very easy to drink. Very green and fresh hops, nice bitterness that lays below the floral body. The aftertaste is rough-sharp hoppy, slightly malty-sweet, smooth and yeasty.
ThirstyBird (1454) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to erzengel for sharing this treat! Pours a muddy brown with some orange thrown in and a thick cream head. The smell is floral, grass, onions, citrus. The taste is citrus and pine with a tart and bitter ending. Light body with quite elegant carbonation.
Zarkam (369) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Based on notes from 032914. 330ml bottle, hazy dark amber colour, small frothy mostly lasting off-white head, good lacing. Moderate malty aroma of bisquit and dates, heavy resiny and grapefruity hops and a hint of cheese from yeast. Taste is initially slightly sweet and moderately bitter and acidic, turning into a long heavyish bitter finish with a heavily astringent feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. A very solid good IPA with a bit darker malts than usual, could’ve possibly had a bit more of them to back the hoppiness up. Still excellent.
MarkoNm (402) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a completely hazy amber/brown color and a generous off-white head with a very nice retention.
The aroma is pleasantly citrusy and malts. Perhaps some other fruits too. It would be very nice if not for some dusty feel.
It starts slightly sweet and fruity, but follows with a very decent bitterness. Dry and easy to drink. Not too much aftertaste.
rosenbergh (6474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BB 30/04/14. From Tomer. חֵן חֵן!
Cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a small off-white head.
Darkish hops, caramel malt sweetness, mild bitterness and a touch of yeast in the aroma.
The flavour is hops, moderate bitterness, mild yeast and some caramel malt. Rather dark IPA. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
Brandman (2053) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has sweet dark caramel,, resiny hops, some dark citrussy nores. Flavour is quite intense dark hoppy. Very nice sweetness. Bit ripe fruitiness in aftertaste, plum and all that shit. Nice beer, but doesn’t hold the good feeling all way through.
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Gunnar tasting at CBC Clerkenwell, care of ChrisO. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Nose is caramel, citrous orange and grapefruit, pine, minerally. Taste is nice and fresh, sherberty orange, green leafy hop, pine citrous acidic, flinty, minerally. Nice IPA.
maneliquor (2993) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell share thanks to Chris. Pours golden orange with a small white cap. Nose is big pine and grapefruit with mild caramel. Taste is pretty much the same with more zest. Quite straight forward but a good shout for an IPA