laiti (4546) - Helsinki, - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle (9,7%) @ home. Bottled 02.04.2013, BBE 02.08.2013
Aroma is nice and hoppy with exotic fruits, some gooseberry bush, biscuits and caramel. Flavour has gluey notes, exotic fruits, caramel and some gooseberry bush. Also a feeling of alcohol. Aroma was nice but the flavour is a bit disappointing.
RexTalionis (1987) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, vintage BBE 8/2013. Pours unclear golden in color with a small whitish
head. Sweet and ripe citrus fruityness mixed with more exotic fruits as well in
aroma. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Nice exotic fruits mixed with notes of pine and
grapefruity bitterness. There is also some biting peppery spicyness in
aftertaste. Tasty but filling brew.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright yellow color, small white head. Loads of citric Citra in the nose, kind of funky too. Medium-bodied. Fruity and even sweet, Lots of citrus from Citra. Good showcase of Citra.
Hanoi (211) - - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Common Manchester. From notes. Nose was lemon, lime and exotic fruits. Beautifully balanced. Taste was citrus, mango, papaya, leading to bitter, and beautifully positioned resin.
Magnificent showcase for the hop, and one the first IPAs I have got excited about in some time.
jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big Citra. The flavour is medium bitter with a lovely smooth, rich, nettle hop, citrus, slightly liqourice palate. The depth and rich consistency of this beer made it special.
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Decent white head. very hazy golden blond pour. Lovely citrus aroma. Beautiful bitterness.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2013. Pours cloudy golden amber with a small off white head. Aora is dry piney citric cat piss fruity. Flavor is dry excellen as aroma damn good bitterness.
Beser (3) - - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nice and hoppy with exotic fruits caramel and some gooseberry bush. Lovely beer!
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of orange, citrus and spices. Flavor with malt, fruit, spices and some caramel
hobsch (229) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0.33l from ales by mail. Pours almost orange with a medium white head. What a smell. Absolutely amazing mixture of different exotic fruits. Taste is mango, citrus and much more all with the perfect bitterness. Alcohol is present but very well balanced at 9.7 ABV. Overall a refreshing double IPA which is easy drinkable but still very complex. Top.
NateSeats (15) - Barlborough (nr Sheffield), Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You take a sniff at this and have to take a few more before you actually take a sip, the aroma is incredible. That massively pungent US DIPA style will burn the hairs from your nose. The flavour itself is a little less intense than Human Cannonball or Hardcore IPA but none the less very good indeed. Along with the expected citrus kick and biscuity backbone you’ll also find something akin to Mango Juice.