NonOperational (37) - - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The taste initially reminds me of Goose Island IPA with its reassuringly woody resin, but then a soft, grapey, gooseberry fool taste emerges, and is really New Zealandy. The hops have a fantastic leafy, fresh quality (best before 22/1/14). Next, the 7%ness of the malt bill politely makes itself known, with oat & breadcrust. Couldn?t be better balanced. Really a world class IPA.
Smalle (142) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Craft Clerkenwell. Aroma: malts & hops. Also something that reminds me of sweaty feet. Quite a lot of malty sweetness in the taste combined with some very bitter hops. Some alcohol as well. Bitter and dry finish. Ok IPA
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: Shared at RBESG 14.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, floral, perfume, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, citrus, grass, caramel.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG 2014. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy aroma, biscuits, butter, grassy, some citrus and grapes. Hoppy grassy caramel flavor, floral, biscuits, some citrus. A bit unclean.
tania_nexust (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught keg at Mother Kelly’s. Had this a few times before & always liked the heaviness of malts/alcohol being well matched with a hefty dose of hoppiness, but its definitely on outstanding form here today.
chimpgibbon (313) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Mother Kelly’s. Massive fan of this beer and can’t believe I’ve never rated it! Byway this batch is the best yet. Full bore hop vegetal madness, tobaccoesque bite and bitter with depth. Don’t sleep.
k0mpsa (1178) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at bow bar, edinburgh. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma is fruits, malts and hops, not very strong. But taste is nicely balanced and heavily hopped. Long hoppy end.
s_hartshorne (1505) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Hazy amber decent beige head lacing. Aroma is light tropical caramel. Taste is same good sweet malts dry hoppy bitterness. Nice body prickly carbonated. Good stuff
danlo (1219) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Clear orange amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, hop resin. Taste is biscuity malt caramel with fruity, peach, orange, grapefruit, pine, hoppy and earthy peppery bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown, aroma has a decent malt backbone, biscuit and caramel, with the advertised US citrus hops coming through in spades, passion fruit, guava, Body is quite full for an IPA, with an oily slick texture, wel balanced moderate bitter finish, with average carbonation, excellent IPA
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Queens Head near St Pancras, medium sample, served in a tulip glass. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruit, citrus, bit pine, some cookie, biscuit. Medium to high bitterness, slight sweet cookie sweetness. Quite big and hoppy, wonderful IPA in the true american way. Awesome stuff.