christhoel (261) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish gold with white head. Gentle, toffee like flavours, malty, caramel all from the off, not much on the hop side that you would expect from a modern IPA, some boiled vegetable notes perhaps. Not really enough happening to make it an IPA I would say
MrBlueSky93 (256) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not getting much to be honest, just a metallic and slightly hoppy taste, not great.
Giochaurand (125) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Bottle. Pours brown copper with medium foamy head. Nice petrichor aromas with also citrous and malts. Taste is orange peel, spices and hops.
cirzen (14) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle. Aroma is thick malt, slightly tart, a little hop. Mouthfeel is greasy, feels like it’s been fermented too hot. Bitterness is actually ok, but not much else around it is. Needs a good blast of late hop on the nose. Won’t be buying again.
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep golden color with a fine thick off white head. Ok lacing. Looks gorgeous. A bit fruity, nutty and malty. Nice body. Ok bitterness and ok sweetness. Fine balance Average carbonation. Mild fruity, nutty, malty and herbal hoppy. Decent ale but not much American style here. Well it does not matter, but they want me to believe that by writing so in the label. Hmm some citrus popps up at last.
[ Bottle from a trade with McTapps]
minutemat (1960) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Sainsburys, Shrewsbury. Pours clear copper with big foamy head. Aroma is fruity and resinous. Taste is fruity with pronounced biscuit malts and an almost cloying pine hoppiness. Ok but that’s it.
Sad24 (186) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Sainsburys. Best of the taste the difference ipa range but still not great. Decent palate. Rest ok.
Dervock (520) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pours dark copper with small white head. Some caramel malt and a little nettley hop. Hop hit with an underlying Sweet malt. Maedium palate.
MichaelAwesome (4906) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feines, im Sinne einen klassichen amerikanisches IPAs mit viel Hopfen und Frucht. Dazu etwas Zitrone und ein bisschen Kuchen in der Nase. Feine Sache mit perfkt abgestimmten Stärke nebst Süffigkeit. Top.
McTapps (4906) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsburys in Eastbourne. The beer pours out in a deep golden colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of mild hops and flowers. Taste of hops, straw, dust, flowers, herbs and mild spices. Grainy hints. Drinkable, yet I expected it better.