cblado (263) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at bar in Berlin. Decent IPA, with a good hoppy nose. The finish felt abrupt to me, however. I’d get it again, if only for the novelty of a German IPA.
ElDesmadre (1942) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sweetish, sugary, malty, caramelly beer. The hops are more about floral and resiny than citrus notes but generally the beer is on the malty side. Medium bitterness. Not an impressive effort.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Vova. 7%. Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits and stale hops. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly, with a bit of biscuits, stale hops, a bit of fruitiness and light bitterness. Medium-bodied.
MonsterMagnet (420) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, sample. Didn’t take proper tasting notes. Nice IPA, with a malty biter finish.
Kristall-König (2374) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geruch Grapefruit, Zitrus, Karamell. Süßer Auftakt, Grapefruit. Mitte röstmalzig, Zitrus. Abgang röstig, zitrusartig, würzig und bitter. Sehr gut.
kingvit (336) - - OCT 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, mango, papaya; Appearance: cloudy orange; small frothy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: soft carbonation, full body, slick texture, bitter finish
Well-rounded, refreshing, well-hidden alcohol and pleasant balance. Best German IPA.
Foffern (1362) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a hazy dark amber colour with a medium, beige head. Aroma of pine, harpix, solid malt sweetness and grapefruit in the background. The flavour is actually quite sweet with oranges and hops in between, and a grassy ending. There’s also some sweet berry and woody notes. Has a soft and slick mouth feel, and a pleasant medium bitterness. A malty and balanced IPA.
mikeyo1 (347) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with a creamy medium off-white head and some nice lacing. Sweet caramel aroma, fruity with sweet candy, syrup and perfume up front. Pine, honey, leather, toffee, strawberries and orange and flowers. Malty & very sweet flavor, with an oily texture and lots of toffee. There’s pine, orange, sweet cookies, strawberries and perfume lingering behind. Finish is yet sweet with caramel, biscuits and toffee plus oranges, tangerines and red berries. Balanced bitterness. I believe this one has peaked as the hops are too mellow (BF date in 2 months), but still, for an IPA, with the amounts of caramel and toffee i sense, doubt the hops could have managed to balance the sweetness even when fresh.
tricksta_p (1588) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, fruits, hop. Flavour is caramel malt, light sweet, with a moderate bitter finish. Very mild and easily drinkable malty IPA.
crlnts (379) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery, white head. Lot of lacing. Piney hops dominating. Very malty, caramel. A bit unbalanced. Very light carbonation.
UlMa (14) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Berlin IPA golden to cupper, fruity and well balanced Body. Good foamy Long Lasting head. Nice Beer