DutchMark (43) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If only the beer was as interesting as the bottle. Alas the beer is quite boring.
Not unpleasant but lacks depth of flavor. It has a nice floral mildly bitter aftertaste but nothing more worth mentioning.
suurjuust (738) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet bready malt, fruity hops, grassy tones, caramel notes. Taste is medium sweet, medium to pronounced bitter. Finish is medium bitter, sweet malt in the background, dryness. Medium body, smooth carbonation, thin to medium texture.
mmahut (298) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour in clear amber body with low, not long lasting head. Aroma is malty with citrus and lightly earthy notes, slightly acidic. Taste is malt sweet with caramel with bitter finish. Body is medium dry with medium carbonation. I like the bottle design.
rondphoto (1256) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dirty golden amber with a 1" steady head, and streaks and swirls of lace. I must take exception with many other raters - while not a huge brew, this is a well-conceived and balanced traditional IPA. Taste starts with caramel malt, which is quickly chased by moderate floral bitters, only to reassert itself before stepping aside for a light, lingering hop finish. Do we criticize this because it doesn’t ramp up the ibus and alcohol until it is essentially an Imperial IPA? It is excellent on its own merits, period. Highly recommended.
Piernadejacks (4) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentada en una bonita e histórica botella ovalada. Un color rubio, espuma de burbuja pequeña. Es poco IPA, destaca amargor y resina. Poco afrutada.
SVD (327) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 L Bottle at home, amber coloured beer with a small head, aroma is pilsener like, and not citrus like other IPA’s i have had, taste is bitter and refreshing, not a bad beer but i prefer other IPA’s
Marduk (1667) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Hazy brown color. Medium size, white head, stays. Grainy, hops, bit plastic and papery aroma. Grassy hops, burnt malts, that plastic again in flavor. It doesn’t feel right. BB is ok, so it should be ok, but it doesn’t feel right.
Maakun (85) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow, very clear with a tiny bubbly head. Pilsner malts, some lemon, light grapefruit, touch of grass, . Later more grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter, tiny touch of sweetness, longer pleasant bitter aftertaste. Mouth is medum, medium carbonation, very pilsner-like. Uncomplicated, quite light, but very drinkable.
willby1973 (5) - St Neots, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Felt like it was going to be more than it was but good and crisp nature grows on you. Better if cooler methinks or if it was sunnier here!
coempa (18) - Reeuwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from beershop De Molen @home
pours clear pale golden with a medium white head. Hoppy to the nose. Aroma exists of a lot of grain and mild herbal and floral hops. Doesn’t taste overly bitter, although the finish and aftertaste are dry and bitter.
Good beer, but not the most special out there.