IluvatarMilan (221) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a fantastic dark copper orange body. The beer is very interesting as it shows what you get if you brew an ipa without the typical new world hops. Obviously the continental noble hops are much more subtle and mild, and this shows in the beer. While it is not what most would expect from an ipa it does show wonderfully, the intricacies of hops usually (mis)used in much lesser beer
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At beer pub Den Hulst Herselt (Belgium). Hazy orange-amber colored beer with a flowery, grassy hoppy notes. Medium bodied. Bitter taste, some oranges and caramel. Bitter aftertaste.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy dark orange in colour and with a little beige foam left; nice lace; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; medium to full-bodied, some tartness and a fair bitterness; long flowery and caramelish hoppy finish
Nickls (1704) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hazy bright marigold with a light white fluffy head. Pineapples and passion fruit hoppiness in the aroma with some slight fruity sweetness. Decently bitter, but the hops come across much grassier than the nice notes in the aroma. Dry and slightly biscuity. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Eh
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted at pre zbf 2011. Dissapointing aroma, slick and sweetish. Palate confirms the diacetyl presence. Not much hop character comes through. Not very good and very poor for Struise.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours light amber with a creamy off-white head.Aroma is floral, citrus, cheesy and peachy hops.Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some floral and peachy notes.Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of geokkjer. A big, beige head sits on top of a slightly unclear copper-colored body. The aroma is a bit weak, with piney, resiny and grassy hops, not so much maltyness. Nice bitterness in the flavor, sure hop-dominated, but far from satisfying my thirst for American style IPA’s. Maltyness in the back, providing bread notes and caramel. Medium to full body and pleasant carbonation. All in all, a nice beer, but it’s too ordinary to deserve a place on my shopping list. 110516
dEnk (3105) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ACBF ’11. Aroma is poperingse hop with some spice and swamp.
Flavour is very mild for an ipa, more a blond with some extra poperingse hop. Nice though.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a decent white head. Aroma is piney/grassy hops. Flavor is soapy/grassy, a bit sweet, grainy. Finish is moderately bitter, medium body.