Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a moderate just off-white head. The nose shows English crystal malt and earthy/herbal hop notes. German and English varietals of the latter seem to come through far more perceptibly than any U.S. species. Pleasing, but seemingly lacking some oomph for the style. The palate shows a mild but noticeable malt sweetness up front, followed by a quite strong note of fresh hop flavor in the mid-palate to finish. The latter is a note unlike any I’ve experienced in an IPA, and is quite nice; akin to the aromas volatized from the addition of hops to the brew kettle. Again, the flavors are pleasing, but lack the bitterness and hop punch found in excellent versions of the style. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both nicely dialed in. The finish seems almost balanced, with lingering notes of both hop bitterness/flavor and a slight residual sweetness. The general is of a recipe styled after U.S. east coast and/or English versions of the style. Overall, an interesting concept and a pleasing beer, if not quite up to the task of being a truly aggressive IPA.
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5cl. Amber/orange wit a beige foamy head. Nice aromaof hops with some kind of richness. Quite nice rich body and this nice taste of hops. Definitely a beer in balance. Medium length.
DraftDodger (417) - - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen 19/6 2015. 35,5 cl bottle from SuperBrugsen. Pours golden yellow with foamy white head. Settles as thick layer of foam with solid lacing. Aroma is of fermented sweetbfruit and citrus fruit. Medium carbonation. Taste follows the nose. Sweet fermented fruit with distinct notes of alcohol. Strong hoppy aftertaste of bitterness and citrus and dry finish. Powerful IPA.
davidtjm (883) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is amber with a frothy head, aroma is malty, fruity. Taste is fruity, malty, herbal, bitter. Alright
rotaman14 (299) - Potsdam, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of resin, caramel, lime. Taste is a herbal bitterness that is somewhat dry, there’s a little maltiness in the long finish.
tbonde (158) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle@home in tulip glass@approx 6 degrees C.Pours deep amber with a sufficient. Aroma of hops and bread. Surprisingly fullbodied, round taste - a bit like a mix between a dark Belgian, an APA and a British IPA. Plenty of hops but also caramel, christmas cake, bread and malt with a slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste. It is not at all bad and is well balanced in it’s own style. A beer to be enjoyed slowly on a cold day.
drmet (218) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-Pours a clear deep amber with a medium-large foamy beige head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus grapefruit and a resiny note
-medium-full bodied,medium-high carbonation
Reminds me of an einglish-style IPA though a bit more hoppy
Idiosynkrasie (4797) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Clear though diffractive amber colour with average, thick, fluffy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Cautious aroma in gerneral, caramel and almond malty basis with fruity hoppy overtones, hints of orange, orange biscuit. Taste is initially dry hoppy, some pine and lemon, more influence from the caramel malty basis in the middle part, the finish is again dry - if not bone dry; soft palate, superb fine pored, smooth, thereby lively carbonation. Clean, sober, rather monotonous and quite boring in taste, with almost perfect outward appearance on the other hand.
Geiserich (3674) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Amber to copper color, brownish head. Aroma is malty, caramelic with pine and herbal notes. Flavor is also malty, light sugary/caramelic, pine, notes of resin, herbs. More the rough way to make an IPA but quite OK.
PLundsgaard (408) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
øllen har et fint lyst skum
duften er lidt frugtagtig
farven er fin gylden
smagen er bitter, men god
en fin øl
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, amber pour with a small white head. Aroma has a fruity blend of malts and slightly old hops, like old orange and rotten carrot, but also peach and mango. Slightly earthy. Taste is more pleasant with a certain malt sweetness, but also lots of fresh, hoppy bitterness. Medium oily body and a light carbonation.