JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Bobby Ray!!! Pour murky brown to grey with a ton of floaties and a huge beige head good lace. Aroma citrus, tropical fruits, yeasty/spicy, bready, earthy, caramel. Taste grassy, earthy, bitter, slight funk ,citrus fruits, caramel, bread. MF medium body fizzy carb. Overall interesting take on a IPA drinkable not outstanding a little out there but doesn’t all work well together.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy dark golden amber color that’s completely opaque with a two finger frothy head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, slightly funky aroma with a strong soil/dirt characteristic along with some pine and estery fruit notes. The hop profile in the nose is one dimensional unfortunately. In addition, there’s some dark fruit, faint malt and an odd medicinal presence.
Medium bodied with an extremely earthy hop presence that’s very bitter and dry. The soil/dirt presence from the nose again dominates the flavor. Not much sweetness or much else balancing things out. Slightly medicinal with subtle malt sweetness with some rye and caramel but overall this is a very one-dimensional beer that I’m not really enjoying.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, orange-amber colour with a huge and dense tanned foamy head. Piney and resiny hoppy aroma with fruity notes of grapefruit and a spicy yeasty touch. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied at most with a moderate carbonation. Dry and hoppy taste with a delicate cara-malty base, present notes of grapefruit; dry-ish and quite lasting piney and fruity hoppy finish. Nice one. 22.X.11
JohnnyJ (4260) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark gold pour, with a large white head. Fruit, spicy belgian yeast, bready sweetness, grapefruit, and some bitter hops. A decent belgian IPA.
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Struise Beer Shop in Brugges. It poured a very hazy amber liquid with an orange tint and a big fluffy head with a yellow tint. Lots of citrusy hops on the nose, apricots, oranges and lemon to be exact. Milder taste with a less hoppy focus, here the malt takes more room and makes good company with the citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is lean and smooth with a thick body and medium amount of carbonation. A nice version of the Monks Café beer.
psilosophy (484) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur Orange foncé, trouble, mousse très abondante et de très belle tenue. Dense, un arôme très végétal qui lui procure une amertume puissante, relevé à la mise en bouche d’une légère touche fumée qui se répète en fin de bouche. Belle longueur, carbonnation fine et importante. Une bien bonne IPA! Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.
Case (214) - GERMANY - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful dark orange-red with huge off-white head. Strong pungeant hops aroma with grass, grapefruit and lemons. Taste is dry and grassy balanced by some caramel malts and slightly spicy Belgian yeast. Lots of citrus, lemony, some orange. Strong carbonation. Bitterness is rather subdued. Overall a really solid Belgian IPA.
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Ok a shitload of foam resides above murky orange and looks cool taking residence in my Chimay goblet . It smells fresh and vibrant, an important variable of course with any IPA ...nose is grass,wheat, flowers ,grapefruit, some rich malt..christmas tree pine needles..good fucken nose
Ok, lets sip this hop juice... first sip is dry pine resins and fruity bitterness ..few more offer depth of sweet malty caramel accents, woody mustiness ,spiceiness, flowers blooming .....
As good as your typical American IPA.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craft Ale. Pours turbid dull orangy with minimal head. This one gushed tremendously upon opening, and for a full minute afterward. The nose is rye malt, fruity hops, caramel. Tastes malty, fruity, with some caramel, yeasty spice, and floral notes.
Dedollewaitor (13748) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Beerts Bierhuis, Utrecht. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head and lacings. Nose is hops and yeast. Not really THAT inviting nor fresh. Flavor is dry, grassy and yeasty. Really dry and quite hoppy. Medium and smooth body. Ends dry. Good.