lusikka (7461) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, clove, floral notes and some spiciness. Flavour of caramel, floral hops, sweet dried apricot, pepper and some herbal notes. Some yeast as well. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a slightly warming, bitter and spicy finish. Good stuff.
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam on 16th March 2013. Gold with thinning white head and lacing bands. Rich inviting yeasty hoppy aromas. Luscious grassy hop, grapefruit and spice in-mouth. Fresh berries and pepper also present. Bitter hoppy grassy finish and zingy mouthfeel.
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
@Lentebierfestival LWD 2013
gouden met witte kraag
aroma: hoppig, fruitig, mout, graan
smaken: smaakvolle hop bitterheid, fruitig
ik kreeg niet echt een IPA ervaring, geen topper.
ration (2028) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
080313. Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma Belgian yeast, some citrusy grass. Nice hoppy fresh taste. Not Bad.
RexTalionis (3106) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours unclear golden in color with a foamy white head. Floral hops, notes of perfume and pale malts in aroma. Fruity, but more some grassy hoppy bitterness in taste. More sweet in finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, an IPA brewed by two ladies, cool. The squat little 33cl bottle pours out with a clear deep gold body that supports a near white inch tall head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma is very yeasty and spicy and with very slight barnyard going on, that I’m liking by the way, as well as cantaloupe, peach and wet tangerine rind amid a couple of bars of hand soap. Interesting aroma that comes together for me. Wow, the taste is nearly the same with mix of firm yeasty spices, a mineral sense, cantaloupe and peach skin like notes. It gets to a slight resiny hop bitter note here and there but is largely spicy yeastiness and modest hop and estery flavor. Still, pretty tasty.
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange copper, clear. Strong belgian-style yeast, hoppy on nose. Greens, citrus, pale malts. Feels like a hoppy belgian strong. Body is softish, good bitterness. The yeasty esters, residue, and some foresty green hops. A touch of caramel, some pine. Overall a quite clearly belgian- style ipa. Hops and all, but the yeast esters and malts dominate just as much.
Douberd (3289) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I did a little search before I open this bottle, and is registered on both the sites I use in order to find information about a beer, as an IPA. I would say that this was my first IPA but actually it tastes very similar to a belgian strong ale.
A 330 ml bottle, with the silliest label I’ve seen on a beer, just the two eyes of a woman, looking at me, trying to seduce me (?), then the beer’s name and on te bottom the words "By women". Poured into my sort-of-tulip glass, this bottle gave me a deep orange coloured beer, with one finger of white head, a few bubbles rising to the top and lots of tiny things floating in it, I guess is unfiltered, although I didn’t find any info about that.On the second pour the beer was even more hazy.
Aroma is sort of fruity, with just some hoppy and citrus notes, as described on the bottle.
Taste is bitter as expected, and even more bitter on the aftertaste. Very pleasantly drinkable, although maybe I should have left it a bit more in the fridge.
On the body it has medium thickness, and light carbonation.
Hmm, not a bad one, but if this is how IPA’s taste like, then according to the popularity of the genre this must have been a poor sample.
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Starke Karbonisierung. Etwas trockener Beginn, hefig, typisch belgisch. Trocken bleibend, besonders zum Ende hopfig, was auch der einzige besondere Punkt ist. Unspektakulär. 9/8/7/7/5/7
mile (3450) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty – lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, light caramel, berry fruitiness with some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness, some yeast. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some berry - floral fruitiness with light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty – lightly wheaty and sweetish, some caramel and some floral fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness with some yeast. Too much caramel sweetness for IPA.