cblado (289) - 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.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Meisterstück, Berlin, 16 July 2015) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with orange, crystal malt and citrus. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, orange peel, Seville orange, a touch of caramel, resin and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced IPA. Nice one.
olsvammel (4233) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bierothek in Bamberg. It had a different look though, long neck 33 cl bottle and different sticker. At first it had an odd hop aroma, almost plastic. But it faded after a while and left a grassy herbal hop aroma with an orange touch. Sweet and fruity taste, hoppy with grass, herbal and some citrus.
sound67 (512) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maker: Schoppe Bräu (brewed at Brauhaus Südstern), Berlin, Germany ***
Beer: XPA X-berg Pale Ale (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) ***
Style: IPA/Imperial IPA **
ALC.VOL.: 7% (not 6.2% as credited) ***
"Brewed in the IPA style. Lots and lots of hops, both bitter and aroma varieties. Cold-hopped." [brewery note, my translation] ***
Colour: Deep orange, slightly hazy, medium head. ***
Nose: Weak(!) aroma of faint mixed fruits, faint soap. Some grain. ***
Texture: Full body, oily. Medium carbonation. ***
Taste: Some sweetish red fruit and pinewood at first, herbs, bitter hops, medicinal notes (alcohol). More bitter in the middle, with floral hoppy and faint fruit notes. A bit of resin now, too. More resinous in the finish, moderate bitterness. Aftertaste of hoppy bitterness with malts. Faint alcohol. ***
Impressions: Unusual Imperial IPA: the herbs, pine and floral notes overshadow the fruit. Amiable bitterness in the finish, interesting hop notes at the outset. Fairly complex brew, though certainly not sessionable.
kermis (7107) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Hopfenreich. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, soap, caramel malt and light chemical notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20cl @ Hopfenreich, Berlin.
Cuivrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé.
Arôme est agréablement bien houblonné sur un rétro herbacé rappelant le menthol, herbe coupée et citronnelle.
Palais est agréablement bien fruité sur des notes d’agrumes, résineux, huile de houblon, Warrior et Centennial. Pamplemousse et herbacé qui rappelle encore la menthe. Malt pâle, Munich et caramel sur une amertume plaisant en fin de bouche toujours centrée sur les agrumes.
tipplerstipple (10) - - MAY 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very interesting IPA - a very nice body and has a very nice tart and bitter taste.
beersgenius (11) - - MAY 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A super fine IPA - comes from kreuzberg in Berlin.
nice balance between and really like the hop flavors.
miggle (251) - Fürth, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red shining color, medium head. Some wired smell. Aroma has some red fruits. Taste is sweet in the beginning with SE bitterness in the end.
ElDesmadre (2279) - 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 (8575) - 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.