Theydon_Bois (17205) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to JF.
Lightly hazed golden amber with moderate off white edgeing and spotting.
Nose is caramel malt, light spice, bitter citric peel, earthy hop.
Taste comprises light pine, orange pith, grapefruit, touch of mango, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness.
Drinkable stuff but lower end of the style spectrum for me.
yngwie (16517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. An unclear, golden colored beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is sweetish, with apricot notes and resins. The flavor has a light sweetness, a bitterness level to deal with it, some maltyness and resiny, piney hop flavors. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Lasting fruity and bitter finish. Sure a decent one, not too bitter and not too sweet. Wouldn’t mind repeating this one. 140613
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Whiskey St. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Lots of sweet peach and some caramel malts. Big time grapefruit, some orange rind, and lemon peel. Pretty decent bready malts and some tropical fruits. Not bad, decently hoppy but certainly sweeter than I typically like.
Oakes (15796) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber. Not much head. Sort of a dull hop aroma - there’s lots in there, but they’re dull. Earthy, but the bitterness is low for the style. The malts, which are slightly caramelly and a little bit earthy, don’t mix well with the hop character... not something I’d get excited about.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear golden/amber - white head. Nice hoppy, fruity, toasted, light bisquit, nutty, nice bitterness, a bit old hoppy, citrus, grassy, light cheese notes.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours amber. White head. Nose of hops, apple and caramel malt. Taste is hops, caramel malt and dry pinewood finish.
mcberko (14632) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Pine trees on the nose, with peaches and sweet malts to back. Flavour of piney hops, grapefruits and other more subtle tropical fruits, and earthy caramel malts - bitter dry piney hops on the finish. Quite solid though nothing distinguishable about this that makes it a standout.
Benzai (14256) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Clear golden to light orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, very hoppy, fruit hops, soft to average bitterness, some tropical fruitiness. Medium body and carbonation.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, alcohol, peaches. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, alcohol, peaches, citrus, floral. En god dobbel IPA.
bhensonb (14157) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a good beige head. Aromas of floral and fruit. Fullish body with froth carbonation. It’s quite nutty, and very floral. I don’t get the nutty, but that’s how I’m interpreting it. There’s a lot of flavor. Some citrus rind. Finishes more bitter than sweet. I’d say it’s better than DFH 90M. My mouth is starting to shrink. Really good stuff.