Scipio (812) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear darker red with a big foamy white head. The aroma is much more on the fruity side, with berries, cherry, orange, all going together with some caramel, pine, and some slight impressions of spices. While I get all of these, the aroma is actually a bit weaker. The taste contains more pine and floral hoppiness, while it loses much of the initial fruits that I originally detected. I also get a bit of a yeast flavor at the end. As with the aroma, the taste seems to be more muted overall. It also leaves a slight bitterness. Medium in body, slick in texture, with some soft carbonation. This is pretty good, and I have no problem drinking this. I feel that there could, or maybe should, be more to this one.
artemb (524) - 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 (302) - 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 (2324) - 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 (442) - 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 (385) - 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 (7324) - 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 (1084) - 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 (255) - 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.
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy, red brown. Spices, pine resin. Bitter, sweet through the finish. Mid heavy body, mid carbonation. Well balanced.
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Aggiebob (633) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Growler. It poured an amber color with a thin white head and minimal lacing. The aroma was light floral hops. The taste was tropical fruit and some caramel malt. I kept the beer overnight in the growler so I will try this one again.