SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml dark bottle from Morrisons. Attractive retro label for the current fashion of reviving old recipes - particularly IPA recipes. This is a spanking good beer. The malt is cleaner than one would expect from a retro recipe - but I think Sheps are using their marketing wisdom to simply put a spin on a modern beer. I have no doubt they consulted an old recipe, but they used modern ingredients, modern technology, and modern thinking to adjust the recipe. The malt is clean and toffee flavoured, the hops are brisk and tidy, and the yeast is non-existent. There’s no character here. There’s generous hops and malt, combined in a straight forward traditional manner that has been popular now for over ten years. So this both old fashioned and very modern. And tastes more modern than old fashioned. There’s not much of interest, and there’s certainly no character. But it’s a good, drinkable beer. And there’s nowt wrong with that.
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopilet Tromsø Sentrum. Gyldenbrun. Høyt tett skum med pen lacing. Skummet varer en stund. Topp utseende. Aroma av malt. En kjenner igjen bryggeriets hus-smak. Malt med en tung fruktig ettersmak. Ingen typisk IPA. KU=5
Pinball (10846) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark orange to amber, smooth offwhite to orange head.very mild aroma, some malts, some flowers. kinda boring. esp. for something called ipa. flavor is malty, sweet caramelly, slightly flowery sweet. i must say that although the beer tastes sort of okay, i’m quite dissapointed reg. the name. Sampling without thinking ipa, however, makes it a lot better. malty beer with a bitter hoppy base to it, tastes sort of like an english bitter, only somewhat more malts and some flowery hops on top of that.
ration (1940) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
110914. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma caramel, toffee, mild bitterness. Sweet malty taste with Very British feel. Not an IPA that even myself I associate with the genre nowadays. Not Bad.
MSBrindbergs (334) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från Alko, Finland.
Snygg klar kopparröd i färgen med ett mastigt skum.
Doftar kola, vanilj, frukt.
Päronsötma med en riktigt kass beska. Alkohol slår igenom.
Typisk engelsk IPA, inte i min smak.
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Juha (33) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful copper colour. Aroma is some toffee. Taste is toffee too with some bitterness which is a bit harsh. OK’ish ESB.
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle present. Light chestnut brown, good head. Grain malt aroma. Dry grain caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. I don’t normally like this style of beer but this one is OK.
lobs_ols (89) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transparent red gold, strong white head. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Caramel, toffee, bitter notes - but not quite IPA bitter to my taste. Good, though. Nice spicy caramel finish. I could do with another.
Hantti (24) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To my taste this is a quite basic IPA. Not special in any way, but not bad either. Would hope for some "twist" in the taste.
TET (1649) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown beer, a head is medium and blond. The nose has caramell, some wood, berries. Basic brittish. Taste has caramell malts, some wood and fruits, medium bitterness that dries the taste almost dry. Medium bodied, surprisingly also some alcohol. This beer is filled up with basic brittish nuancees, but nicely fresh.
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very mild smell of hop. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of hop, plastic. Medium bitter, flat carbon. Oily texture.