JAYAR1 (5) - GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
CLEAR ORANGEY GOLD LOOKS GOOD
SLOW DISAPPEARING TAN HEAD
MILD MALTINESS WITH AN UNPLEASANT METALLIC EDGE AND PRUNEY AFTERTASTE
OVERALL NOT ONE I’D HAVE AGAIN, BUT NOT BAD ENOUGH TO POUR IN THE SINK , CODED SI0711,COURTESY OF SAL’S IN VANILLA PARK
Marduk (4207) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Huge size, thick but also bubbly white head, stays. Caramel, wet melon, fruity, sweet in aroma. Sweet, fruity, mango, tropical fruits, hops im taste. Mango mixed with caramel in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Medium bitterness. Drinkable brew.
creppyiceman (131) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: very caramely, bready nose with just a hint of herbal hoopiness.
Appearance:amber color very clear, medium-size longlasting white head.
Taste: Very malty caramely and bready medium to high sweetness, low herbal bitterness, Bitter aftertaste.
Palate: medium body, high carbonation.
Overall: I excepted something better, it’s too sweet and caramely for me.
Shot (291) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours brownish gold with a thin fizzy head. Aromas of caramel, hops and mild skunk. Flavors are biscuit, grain, slight caramel, mildly bitter citrus, and a well balanced hoppiness. Very dry finish. Clean mouthfeel. This is a traditional English IPA. This is where it all began.
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is of mild hops, malt, and a hint of berries. As I sip, the malt comes more into focus; it’s mostly bready, with some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet. Very tasty beer!
Tognetta (430) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cor âmbar, um pouco de turbidez, espuma bege de média formação, pouca retenção, pecou nesse quesito. Aroma doce caramelado, amadeirado, maltado. Amargor aparece no paladar em leve/média intensidade, mantendo o caramelo e madeira do aroma, aumenta a percepção do malte. Corpo e carbonatação leves. Aftertaste de média duração, mais para malte do que lúpulo, de boa qualidade e saborosa, com boa drinkability.
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Goldene bis bernsteinfarbene Farbe. Geruch leicht muffig und waschmittelartig. Geschmack leicht zitronig, eine gute Portion Pfirsich, aber nicht besonders ausgeprägt.
gueuze (661) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Farbe rötlich, trüb. Geruch muffig seltsam. Im Geschmack dann aber gut. Krautig-bitter zum Ende.
Erzengel (5856) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
*Old rating from 2011. The beer is mild and smooth. Not too intense hoppy, but round and fresh. Nuts, caramel and a smooth mild body. Nice and round.
Ctplt777 (357) - - JUN 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is absolutely delicious. I cannot believe I have passed it over time and time again. I have never had an ipa that was just so in your face with melon and apple in the aroma. Cantaloupe, honey dew and crisp apple just crush it, it smells so fucking good. Taste is sweet melon with a massive white wine taste. I’ve had a few ipa’s with a big white wine quality but this one is huge. I was worried this was going to be a gigantic sweet, malty, messy nasty weird bomb of a beer but it’s so good and while a little pricey, definitely worth it for how good this is. I love that this is the origin of my favorite style of beer, totally a great surprise. Cheers!
GoufCustom (1160) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Clear amber colour; Two finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of rich ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, plums, light raisins, dark fruits, sugar, bread, strong yeast, lemon and thin grass; Close to light sweet taste of moderate ale malt, with very light dark fruits, faint red fruits, light molasses, light caramel, bread, strong yeast, light earth lemon, moderate to light bitter hops and herbal grass; Close to light body. Slick and quite smooth palate; Mouth feel is very malty in a rather thin body. Strong caramel in background for the amber colour but lesser in taste. Fruitiness is low but testable. Low sweet as in molasses. Very yeasty with bits of earthy notes. Strong lemony herbal hops to round. Nice!.... Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose, more so in taste with earthy notes. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, close-to-mid astringent malty finish; Quite dry after taste malty and bitter to mouth.
Comments: I like this one quite a lot. As ESB, it’s very malty, with good caramel and sweet nose, less so to the tongue with good lemony herbal hoppiness. Clean, simple and impressive. A nice bitter!