ClubGonzo (4697) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a hazy deep orange body with a large cloudy white head. Nose is peaches, mango, grapefruit, citric peel, grass and hints of caramel, syrup and lemongrass. Taste is pine, citric peel, resin, peaches, bready malts and hints of herbs and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. Both fruity and assertively bitter, this is an enjoyable IPA for sure.
rollerton (171) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB. Pours two fingers of head. Nose is a bit sour and earthy. Taste is very bitter but lacks some of the citrus experience I expected. Good, but not perfect. Maybe it should have been more fresh.
Darkmagus82 (2000) - - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-23-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear light amber color with a thick and billowy two finger just off white head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is largely of an earthy and pine hop nature. Mixed with these smells are some grapefruit hop as well as a bit of a biscuit smell as well as a little bit of a spice smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bit of caramel sweetness and a good deal of toasted malt which create a base for the flavors of the brew. A lighter hop flavor of a pine and grapefruit nature are present from the start as well. These hop flavors however don’t remain level, but instead, gain strength as the taste advances to the end. A bit of herbal and an earthy hop taste join the flavors at the end to produce a clean hoppy taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average to slightly below average. The lower carbonation helps accentuate the hop flavors of the brew while the average body makes it still quite easy to drink.
Overall -A good IPA. It is kind of a harvest/torpedo hybrid in flavor and profile. Overall easy drinking and a nice one to try.
weordie (322) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow. Hint of banana to the aroma. Initial taste is of caramel with a dry finish. A very enjoyable beer.
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Bermondsey and drunk at home. Hazy amber orange and lasting beige head. Very grapefruity ipa. I rather liked it. Fruity malty some bitterness. Very drinkable.
rouhlas (1092) - GREECE - SEP 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle at the Local Pub, Athens. Hazy orange colr with almost white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and light hoppy fruity, citrusy and peach. Taste is begins mostly sweet, malty, caramel again, and then it becomes bitter. almost medium body, oily, soft carbonation.
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Bottled day 190 of 2013.
Beautiful pale orange colour with a sticky big white head. Aroma and flavour is fruity and rich but a bit stale at the end. Good IPA for a while but wish that could taste fresh version of this..
Kingi (515) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White head orange hazy colour. Aroma is classic ipa. Taste is heavy bitterness, no Real sweetness. Dry finish
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from great grog, edinburgh. Hazy deep golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, fruity. Taste is very dry and hoppy, fruity. Long dry finish.
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange color with a white head. Smell is pretty heavy on the mango and pineapple aspect with some citrus and grass notes as well. Taste smooth and refreshing. Easy to drink, wish this was a regular offering. Reminded me of a somewhat toned down Torpedo.