hawanna (1744) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle BB 04 or 05 / 2014
bottled as X-Berg Pale Ale with 7,0 % ABV
amber, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, floral, spruce, citrus, cereal, caramel, alcohol, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long and bitter finish,
Saeglopur (115) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Braukunst Live 2014. Dark amber, hazy body, with medium, frothy, white head, that leaves a fair lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, grass, biscuit. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, grass, bread, biscuit, some candy. Medium mouthfeel, oily, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, slightly dry, with lemon peel and pine. Nice IPA, with a typical grapefruit and pine hop profile and also a pleasant, determined malt backbone. But overall nothing unique, there are loads of IPAs like this.
Lore (768) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy dark golden colour, some creamy head; really complex aroma of tropical fruits, grapefruit, some pine resin, vegetables (mostly celery and parsley), hints of caramel and honey; taste of pine resin, tropical fruits, citrussy notes and intensive malty sweetness; a bit low carbonation, otherwise really great IPA
Moravius (236) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Helles Rotbraun. - Sahniger, intensiv röstmalziger Antrunk. Wuchtige Hopfenaromen: Grapefruit, Tabak, Harz, aber nicht aufdringlich oder einseitig, sondern eingebunden in eine karamelmalzige, fruchtige, süße Fülle. Wuchtig-bitterer Nachtrunk. - Großartiges IPA, eins der besten, die ich bisher probiert habe.
minutemat (690) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Bottle at Bierkombinat. On the way to Berlin I watched the film ’Predator’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger so whenever I see this brewery name I automatically think to myself in a classic Arnie accent "get to the chopper!" I realise that’s probably not funny to you, or even relevant to this rating but I felt it needed to be said. Anyway, fairly hoppy is this, with smooth pine & grapefruit whilst remaining quite easy drinking at the same time. My first from these guys, and it bodes well for the 2 others packed safely in my bag for when I get home.
Cunningham (3908) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Cloudy deep golden color with a big off white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruity, grapefruit hoppy and malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Mild sweetness, and a fine bitterness. Rich carbonation.
Taste: Tropical fruity, citirc, yeast and a bit acidic.
Overall impression: Powerful IPA. Unusual acidic note. But it just made it fresher.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing amber, bittersweet. Herbs, mint, light but firm malt base. Pleasant, hope for mre like this from Berlin!
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from bierpost. Hazy orange-golden colour, tall white head. Good malty base with lots of citrusy hops, well-balanced by the malts.
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierpost.com
Pours with a massive huge amount of foam. The beer is hazy pale orange-yellow. Smells fresh hoppy, very fruity with lots of citrus and grapefruit. Starts with delicious fruity-sweet hops, lots of citrus, orange, grapefruit and maracuja. The middle part has some more orange-peel, paired with bitterish citrus flavor and some slight caramel malt. Finish is fruity-hoppy with lots of orange and grapefruit!
kappldav123 (4529) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass very zippy, nice head. Starts intense hoppy, fresh, dry. Bitter background. Fruity notes of lemon and grapefruit, mild sourish. Finish well balanced, still fruity-dry. Nice!