maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Piney nose, with some citrus, quite fruity, and a bit of fumes. Light amber/orange color, fluffy thick head. Sweetish caramel initial, piney, peach, light tropical fruit (maybe mango), good bittering in finish. Medium heavy body. Fairly well balaced and very drinkable. Good.
Sebilinz (1759) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malts fruits citrus and pines. Taste is malts with herbs and hints of fruits and pines. Aftertaste is bitter with some malty backbone. Nice one but I think to old.
BeerSamizdat (6) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is fairly ubiquitous around San Luis Obispo, CA, which is where it comes from; not quite Firestone Walker "805" ubiquitous, but easy to find on tap handles and in restaurants all around town. I picked up a bottle to close my Friday night down, and thought it was fine, just fine. It’s fresh, clean and piney, with a terrific aroma of hops bouncing out of the glass and into your nose canal. Really nice balance, with light bittering, 7% alcohol and crisp malts. Outside of pine there’s a faint hint of lemon, but not grapefruit. It is indeed hard for a "single" IPA to stand out these days, as legion of raters before me may have mentioned, but you’d do a lot worse than to drink the go-to IPA for hundreds if not thousands of Central Coast beer doggies.
Habanero (3957) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear pale amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, peach and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Bule (1812) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle drank from the bottle. Lots of different hop flavors that don't quite come together. Some fruity bitterness.
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle camping in France. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, quite floral, tropical fruits and some pine. Flavor is very sweet, fruity bitter hops and very smooth. Great balance, very well drinkable IPA.
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 bottle in Loop Hotel, Folka. Sharing with Vi?nja, Goran and Marko. Light hazy golden, white head. Light hoppy, tropical, seems old. Herbal from hops, light and watery, lacks aromas. Wouldn’t be bad otherwise.
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml a clear copper beer with good head, retention and lacework. Nose is intense on hop resin, almond and coconut notes. Aroma is on caramel, licorice, hops resin, coconut, bitter almond, bergamote, green herb, sweet and quite bitter with long bitter duration. Good body, like the coconut oil side.
caesar (6613) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB 15th June 2015, large sample. Clear golden color, medium slight off-white head. Aroma of cookie and biscuit, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Medium bitterness in taste, quite some cookie. Malts dominate, but that might also be because Biernavigatie and Melgers, brewers or distributors didnt provide fresh examples. Which sucks.
Christpuncher (2748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another awesome citra hopped ipa. Nicely balanced to be really smooth and not overly hoppy and butter. Pours copper with a white thick head. Had out of a bottle at home
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