ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. 2015 version, in other words, way too old... Pours close to clear copper. Medium sized, slightly orange head. Malt, orange and some metallic nose. Malt, herbs, some grapefruit, resin and pine flavour. Bitter. Medium, oily body, soft carbonation. Sadly, too old.
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma : caramel, dried fruits, citrus, spice, wood, spice, pine and grass. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, pine, some red berries.
Taste: moderate sweet and below moderate bitterness.
Flavour: candied fruits, hops, caramel.
Salwal (353) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into nosing glass, pours amber with thick white head. Nose is mango, Passion fruit typical westcoast style IPA lots of fruityness. Taste is intense bitter fruity slightly alcoholic. Finish is light fruity astringent with grassy subnotes... Good one!
SinH4 (3183) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Nov 2015. Amber color with big head. Aroma is herbal hops, piney, resinous, toasty malts. Taste is the same, quite bitter, nice toasty malt body. Bittersweet finish. More English than I would have expected from an American Fresh Hop IPA... Okay though. Why is this still within its European best before date?
Michael27 (909) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Das Celebration Fresh Hop IPA 2015 aus der Flasche vom Händler des Vertrauens. Fast kupferfarben mit massiver, nahezu undurchdringlicher Schaumkrone im Glas. Feine Pinien- und Zitrusaromen im Antrunk und auch später. Wenig Restbittre.
bastarda (439) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I took this for a wet hop ipa and drinking it just half changed my mind: aromas of ripe pineapple and a kind of wet hopped aspect to it, with its peppery and subtle honey notes. Taste brings more pineapple, honey and pepper. Very pronounced bitterness at the finish. Some alcohol fumes. Interesting flavour profile.
Erzengel (7925) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015er edition. Fresh intense floral beginning. Lots of fruity hops. Grassy floral hops. Pine with a nice malty body. The aftertaste is floral malty smooth, great round with a moderate bitterness.
GuideDogSaint (1192) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, 2015 at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of pine and resin. Bitter finish.
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 version from bottle. Pours amber/copper with a stunning head, the bubbles were nearly hexagonal. Aroma features orange peel from the hops and this carries through to the palate. A very solid brew.