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Brewed by Siren
Style: American Pale Ale
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of petroleum, malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of petroleum, malt, hops, straw, and a bit of caramel, leading to a bitter finis.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (522) - - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy, murky pale amber with a creamy and lacing off-white head. Fresh, exotic hops in the nose. Medium body, dry crispy malts with an amazingly bitter finish. 300514

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Muddy dark orange-brown; next to no head; aroma is a dense summer stew of ripe peach and red grapefruit - nice; taste is tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit; reminds me of a sherry-laced summer pudding; resinous hops; solid, sweet malty base too; big flavours but well balanced; really soft carbonation which suits it; so many of these heavily hopped modern IPAs smell wonderful but their overly aggressive bitterness drowns out any generous, subtle flavours; this, however, is how to do it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
30/IV/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 30/IV/14 talk about drinking just in time (2014-450)

Pretty cloudy dark amber beer, huge creamy dense irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, lots of peaches, some mango, bit of exotic fruits, bit of citrus, honey. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, grapefruit, citrus, honey, some alcohol, pretty bitter and hoppy, piny touch, some pineapple. Aftertaste: bitter, lots of grapefruit, exotic fruits, very bitter, hoppy. Probably even better when fresh(er), although they only put on 3 or 4 months after bottling.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
33cl, as Sound Wave Aussie IPA, new exclusive English brew Anno 2013, from Geers Oostakker, complex bitter brew, heavily bitter/woody and slightly fruity/floral, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1272) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piana jest obfita i wytrwała o kolorze kremowym. NOS : zapach jest naprawdę przyjemny jak cukierek czy guma do żucia. Tarta, cytrusy, ananas, mango, marakuja. Powiedziałbym, że zapach jest ciepły i świeży zarazem. USTA : piwo jest średnio gazowane o kremowej konsystencji. Smak piwa potwierdza jego aromatyczność : słodka tarta naładowana mnóstwem egzotycznych owoców. Gorzkość jest bardzo cytrusowa podobna do skórki i pestek owoców. Piwo zaczyna się słodziutko ale kończy się naprawdę gorzko. Niezły kontrast. ODCZUCIA : bardzo dobra IPA. Jest tak gorzkie jak słodkie. Bardzo aromatyczne. Piecze w podniebienie jak świeży ananas. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 8/10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2620) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
33cl shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours hazy golden with a white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with notes of citrus. Fairly bitter, but well balanced. Refreshing and quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1110) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle into a Gouden Carolus glass. Cloudy yellow-orange with almost no head. Pleasant citrus-grapefruit aroma. Smooth, bitter, with a dry finish. Perfectly drinkable. That said it lacks complexity so is a bit of an also ran.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (274) - - APR 27, 2014
Very, very bitter. Love it. Taste of nettles and dandelions overpowers the citrus from the hops. Quite malty too. Generally I’m a fan of citrus - grapefruit and orange - from the hops but this is a welcome change.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3000) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
On bottle at Bru, Oslo. Bb date 30.04.2014. Golden color, some foam ; and a bit low carbonation. Immediately hoppy , light caramel, some fruitiness & citrus . Medium body & complexity. Well balanced and enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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