mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home from beer shop St Albans. Bright orange red coloured pour with a lasting sticky off white head. Aroma is dank hop with pine hop, and some caramel malts. Some tobacco and dank hops. Flavour is composed of caramel biscuity malts with berry fruits, pine hops. Bitterness is aggressive but relatively clean. Long lingering bitterness, with slight solvent varnish finish. Palate us medium full bodied with resin and varnish on the tongue. Highish carbonation. Tasty enough, maybe a little out of balance.
Iznogud (874) - CROATIA - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Bruxelles. Pours orange with beige head. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Caramel, piney, fruity flavor. Dry Bitter finish.
jfb (4081) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of caramelized malts, grape juice and strawberries, with a hint of mould and some coffee beans. flavour is more herbal hops and sugary grape juice, quite resinous, with a hint of cherry stones, raisins and a medium-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Beermerchants. Pours clear dark golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweeet malts, caramel some piney hops. Taste is bold and itter, piney and fresh oranges. Rather smooth mouthfeel. Nice.
budedou (430) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber IPA, white head. Slight hoppy pine and a bit of roasted caramel malt. Bitter hop finish. Not too sweet. Pretty enjoyable, but far from exceptional.
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Oz can from Total Wine and More The ale poured a clear deep amber with white frothy head and major lacing . The aroma was faint with a hint of pine resin. The flavors were muted maybe some tropical fruit and citrus. The light body ale had soft carbonation. The finish was slightly sweet and smooth. OK. Nice ABV My can had 7% and 113 IBUs Plato 16.4
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-15-12-
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served an orange amber color with a medium white head. The head faded fast to give only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell had a big caramel sweet and bready base with notes of pine and a lemon citrus. Mixed with these aromas was some lighter aromas of some earthy hops.
Taste – A hopped bready malt meets the tongue. The hop is mainly of a pine and earthy nature in the front. A sweet caramel comes more into the middle of the taste. This is mixed with a citrus hop flavor. The sweet in the middle loses ground more toward the end where the lemon and grapefruit citrus hops intensify and leave a more bitter taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is a little above average in terms of creaminess with the carbonation being the same. Both suit the beer fine, but are nothing exceptional.
Overall – It was a rather run of the mill IPA in most ways. Not bad, but also not great.
Serving type: on-tap
oliodnb (389) - ITALY - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can. Pours almost orange with a nice off white head Very good smell of sweet malts, some caramel and lots of fruits. In the mouth the fruity hops are almost overwhelmed by their vegetal bitter side. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. A bit too unbalanced.
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of citrusy and spicy, herbal hops, some malt. Hazy burnt orange-amber with a lasting thin, satiny, lacey, off-white head. Dry, snappy, bitter, balanced by some malt sweetness. Light-medium bodied.
MarcoDL (2389) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spicy IPA. Body of some malt and of course mostly hops, hops & hops. Nice.