zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy pale golden coloured with a spicy citrus and floral fruity flavour followed by a warming, smooth zesty finish. Very good.
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with billowing white head. Aroma is peppery, lemon, touch of banana. Taste of belgian yeast, slightly peppery and lemony. Quite bitter, almost astringent.
jamesie1857 (1731) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Hazy orange body, not much in the way of a head. Nose is some kind of citrus, I also got some salt and pepper crisps as well. Taste did nothing for me, but again the citrus was there in abundance. Not sure what they were trying to pull off, but it didn’t work.
Garrold (2861) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy gold. No head. Toasty malts. Bit of a Belgian thing. Bit of grapefruit. Slight hoppage. Drinks stewed sweet. Flat and dull. Dry, and bitter finish. Not in good nick.
allmyvinyl (7024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of light yeast, pink grapefruit, green tropical fruit. Taste is more green fruits, lime citrus, tinned mandarin oranges. Bitter, but juicy finish.
nihtila (1929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear golden, some yeast on the bottom. Nose is yeast, spices, apricot, fruits. Funky. Not the most common aroma. Not the taste either. Herbs, funky yeasty notes, passionfruit, apricot, wheaty malts. Occasionally I like these hybrids.
jamestulloch (2334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Stready carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of peanuts, salted cheese and sweet chilli crisps. Flavour of lemon, passionfruit and yeast. Thin body with a light, oily texture. Soft fizz. I was quite excited to try this but it doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.
AshtonMcCobb (4133) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines Comely Bank.
Appearance - golden with a lovely fluffy head.
Nose - lightly funky, then passionfruit. It develops into oranges.
Taste - tangy orange going into apricot. A little fresh sweat but not unpleasant.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - complex and tasty. The style should probably be Belgian Ale.
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden, light fruit and bitterness, yeasty, dry toffee finish.
mR_fr0g (6063) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush. Clearing up the last of the tap takeover. Mostly clear light golden / straw coloured pour with a lasting fading white head. Aroma is really unusual mix of spicy citrus and onion / chive.sweet berry and a lil bit of plasticy phenols. Flavour is composed of wheaty grains, doughy, light mango tropical fruit, veg, midget gem hop. Palate is airy with some wheaty grains and medium finish. The Belgian IPA is really hard to pull off and this one hasn’t quite managed it.