BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy cope with white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and fruity. Flavour is sweet, bitter, fruity and wood.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Hopfen & Malz, Berlin
Pours dark orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of earthy malty notes, grass, farmyard and German hops. Taste is malty, earthy and stuffy with sweet caramely notes, grassy hops and butter. Finish is sweet and sticky with bready malty notes and grassy hops. Feels more like an imperial pilsner than an IPA.
jamestulloch (826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Thin off-white head that leaves light lacing marks. Sweet malt aroma with pineapple and citrus. Flavour of green apples, faint caramel and peach. Medium body with a very oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. The first German IPA I’ve tasted - this is very tasty.
vorty (21) - münster, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly red, nice & decent aroma. maybe a bit hot from alkohol, but all in all a very nice balanced taste. no dominant flavours.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, lightly roasted malts, full floral hops and a bit if soapiness and earthy tea. The taste delivers a nice hit of hoppy goodness from a malt sweetened citrus note to floral notes and bit of resiny grassiness. There’s both flavor and bitter hops in good balance where the bitterness takes over midway and into the finish. Around the edges of the flavor are some sweet malt notes mixing with an earthy green tea sensation to round things out. I wonder what this is like fresh and on tap. All in all pretty nice.
erickok (2819) - Tours, FRANCE - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, mostly clean body with small frothy head. Decent hop aromas, somewhat sweet malt base, forest smells and sweet sugar. Some alcohol shining through too. Pretty sweet base and just enough hops to make it work as IPA. Body is a bit cloying with all this alcohol and quite (filtered?) clean body. Alcohol warmth. Bit of an English IPA on steroids. Tasty though, but too alcoholic to be super drinkable. I like my IPA more rough. (33cl bottle from Wasana’s Getränken Oase)
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From YNWA Bottle shop, Kolding, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of spices, citrus and malt. Flavor with fruit, spices and some caramel
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white head. Aromas are toffee with tropical fruit and leafy notes. Candy sugar with floral notes and herbal aspects. Flavours are sweet, chewy toffee with brown sugar and pineapple and mango. Simple yet very tasty.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at red hot, Munich.
Glowing amber. Herbs, grass, dry finish. Not extreme, a well crafted IPA, hope it will find a market.
Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours strong amber colored with creamy off-white head. Smells slight floral-hoppy and caramelly. Starts with sweet fruity hops, lots of citrus and delicious tropical fruits. Seems to include Simcoe. Middle part is also tropical fruity with some pinevwoods and a hint of caramel malt. Goes into a bitter-dry, fruity hoppy-oily finish. Wow, what a surprise!!!