bytemesis (3710) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Ben! Pours hazy orange with a medium white creamy head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma is citrusy, dank, grapefruit, pine resin. Flavor is much the same, light sweet, not really any honey notes for me, dank and resinous with medium bitterness overall. Bit of harshness on the finish. Medium body, resinous. Pretty tasty.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Nags Head in Reading. This is beer equivalent of opium. Dreamy long bitter hops on a sweet lavender honey malt. Excellent.
BenH (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Not much aroma, orange, pine and corn. Taste of orange and little pine. Some alcohol kicking about. Quite bitter. Alright, was expecting more
thewolf (11294) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Cph. Pours clear golden with a small, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, hops, corn, candy, resin, "labre larver". Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of bitterness, mild sweetness, doughy, soft pine, resin. Lingering, heavy bitterness. Very drinkable.
McNeillR (1392) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy uncharming shade of amber, decent nicely dispating head. Fairly boozy or sweet, dry and rusky nose - sweet boozy burn already. Deals in with a thick limey sweetness, breaks up what could be a caramel malt stomp over the palate. Unamped hops, lovely tinselly sweetness creeps in. Finish is neon bright booze, linger is cooling and sweet. Takes a wee bit to get through the gears on this, feels like a meal in itself - an impressive sideswipe on DIPA.
Bottle, Beets, Edinburgh
Fin (7820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up directly from Siren Brewery, Finchampstead; Berkshire, 20th November 2013 consumed at home Friday 22nd November 2013 Hazy amber with a slight orange murkiness, off white head atop. I get a little bit of fresh pineapple on the nose, rich nose I think I can also detect a little alcohol and sweetness (probably honey) Taste is great, again this is very soft, velvety and almost carresses the tongue. Tons of flavour rich with a good bittersweet balance, alcohol is present. Hoppy but fruitiness is bordering on the tropical but with a slight harsh little burn from the alcohol in fact one of the few things that is a negative. A jolly nice beer, really good but I had the QIPA (again) and the Ryseing Tide last note both superb beers. A8 A3 T8 P5 Ov14 3.8
joergen (21762) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Hamnmästaren.
Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass.
Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, caramel and citrus peel.
maneliquor (3328) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Tap at CBC Clerkenwell. Pours hazy orange with a small white head leaving a touch of lacing. Nose is big big passionfruit. Some moderate piney hops and light dank come through with the main winner being the heavy tropical fruits. Taste is big passionfruit and mango, sweet tropical forward stuff. Light honey and lime zest make up the undertones while the zest grows on the finish. Mild warmth right at the back end. Works well. Prickly carbonation which helps it flow. Good stuff but a touch too sweet and unbalanced
Leighton (12272) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Colin’s Wedding Party - somewhere outside London. This is a damn fine beer marked by its exceptional balance. It’s loaded up with orange, lemon and urine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Resinous on the finish, moderately sweet with more bright citrus fruits, pee. You really can’t detect that this beer is as strong as it is. Great stuff. Super drinkable.
Beersiveknown (3453) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from the vineyard, Belfast
Very hazy dark chestnut brown with fluffy offwhite head. Rich peaches and raspberries on the nose. Light carbonation and full bodied, fairly sweet at first then long citrus pith and red berries plus something else I can’t quite put my finger on. Really well balanced, belies its strength, superb.q