MarkoNm (1196) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color, topped with a small just slightly cream colored head that disapears very quickly.
There is a very pleasant mild fruity aroma, some citruses and caramel.
The taste is slightly hoppy, creamy with some caramel in the finish. A small amount of bitterness left in the aftertaste.
Easily drinkable, smooth and enjoyable.
EtTuBrewtus (4) - - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty, bready aroma. Not much hop floral notes.
Amber with foamy head.
Bitter tast, with some malty sweetness. Not a great tasting brew.
Bitter, thin on palate.
Overall, not a great IPA by any stretch. Would not recommend.
gnoff (8211) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12 fl oz thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on June 11, 2014.
Clear brown color, big lasting fluffy off-white head. Sweet, malty, sugary, caramel, hoppy, floral scent. Malty, bitter, hoppy, caramel, some alcohol taste. Bitter, floral, citrus, alcohol, caramel aftertaste. A bit waek mouthfeel with low CO2, medium to medium high bitterness with an alcohol bite to it.
gripweed57 (911) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange with a fluffy beige head. Fruity malt aroma with a hint of resiny pine hops. Smooth toasted malt flavor is balanced by spicy peppery hops. Some tropical fruit in mid taste. Dry bitter finish. A decent IPA, but just average.
Douberd (3062) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml from Nisse666, thanks Thomas! New country tick! Poured into a tulip glass, ABV 6.2%
Deep orange colour on the body, with a tall and thick off-white head. Very good retention, light lacing on the glass. The body is clear, with good activity in it.
Aroma of caramel, malts, grapefruit, floral notes.
Taste is nice, fruity, some light grapefruit and orange, some butter, a bit of alcohol, caramel. Mildly bitter.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, quite dry palate.
Overall more than okay IPA.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Rocket for this rarity. Light haze on this gold beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild dry malty sweetness. Marmalade and floral things, both mildly bitter. Dry finish.Not too bad. Started rough but grew a little.
Theydon_Bois (12101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Black (IPA) Friday tasting, thanks to Nisse666 for this extra - cheers Thomas, 09/05/14.
Very lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass.
Nose is caramel, floral notes, bitter orange, spice, a little buttery.
Taste comprises light caramel, straw, floral hop notes, perfumed, orange.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with light hop bitterness.
So so affair, not a lot going on here, still definately the best beer I’ve rated from the Virgin Islands though (well Shipyard!).
Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin for this obscurity. Pours clear, light gold with a fine, creamy white head. Pretty mediocre stuff, lots of herbal hops, old pine, dry pale bread, some tangerine. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. More dusty pine on the finish, light sweetness, herbs, some citrus pith. Meh, shabby.
jackl (5477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Amber small head. Massive creamed corn nose. Cotton candy. Sort of artificial and nasty. Taste is very papery. Almost rancid bitterness. Light melon if I’m being charitable. Light body, quite fizzy. Cheers to Shipyard for the garbage juice.
Scopey (8499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Colin, it pours clear amber with a medium yellow head. The nose is sweetish, orange peel, marmalade and candy. The taste is bitter, toasty, orange peel, dirt, grapefruit, lemonade, wood, dirt and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Mediocre at best,