gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle at home, slightly passed BBD. pours hazy orange with a little head. Rich peach and mango nose, some pineapple as well. Impressively well balanced body - exotic bitterness and sweetness are well aligned, evolvong to a semi dry finish. Lovely. Taste is grpefruit mixed with peach. This is very good stuff! Body even tends to a DIPA. Impressive!
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours hazy pale. Nose is orange, pineapple, peach, fresh aroma. Taste is tripical ruity, orange, lightly juicy, grapefruit, resin, passionfruit. Excellent aromatic and fresh (when it is..) IPA with nice balance and surprisingly rich in nuances.
GlasgowTAD (841) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light copper yellow with a large, frothy head which remains for a while. Aroma is pine, spruce, grass, floral and orange marmalade. Taste is orange marmalade, slight caramel sweetness, pine, hop resin and notes of grass as the beer warms in the glass with a moderate bitterness throughout. Mosaic single-hopped IPAs make me feel like I’m in a forest eating toast and marmalade at 0400 on a Friday after taking a wrong turn on the way home from a heavy night on the tree sap.
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color, tan head. Peach nose, citrus, caramel, melon. Sweet taste, grapefruit, peach, caramel, light malty, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Mortlach (1474) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours deep yellow, cloudy, little white head. Aroma is malty, sugary, alcolo, fix grape notes, fruits. Flavour is medium sweet with a bitter end, sugary, a hops juices in the end, unelegant. Medium body, light carbonation. Not in good condition.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (Bottled on 29-04-2015). Dark gold, quite hazy, with a big, fluffy and persistent off white head. Glorious aroma, so fresh and aromatic. I can’t describe everything because it’s both complex and mesmerizing: tropical, dank, juicy, citrusy, herbal and piney, so good, really. Slightly bready/biscuity taste wise, but that’s to be expected. Moderate to high resiny bitterness, clean and lingering with just a mild rooty astringency. Quite dry and refreshing, easy to drink like a <4% beer. Blood orange and grapefruit reminiscence in the aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Oh Kernel, I love you so much.
likeatrainwreck (260) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy. White head. Oranges, peaches... tastes creamy malts, tropic fruits, peaches... big and juicy with a big bitter finished. Another cracker from The Kernel.
Torrefacto (1103) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorado turbio y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas cítricos pino y menta. Cuero medio, inicio maltoso breve al que sigue un sabor utensilios cítrico y de pino muy fresco con amargor final equilibrado
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up from the brewery and enjoyed at home. 6.9% abv. Aroma is simple wonderful. Big bouguet of tropical fruit salad, with lychee, mango and passionfruit and a little citrus edge sharpens it up. Little bready malt note reminds you with a beer. Translucent orange orange coloured pour with a big frothy white head. Flavour is composed of big juicy peach, peach melba, passio fruit, apricot. Super juicy and crushable. Mellow but firm fruity hop bitterness. Palate is creamy grains, a little wheat, moderate carbonation, melts on the tongue.Just superb. Cracking.
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Notes of citrus, tropical fruits. Bitter but very balanced. What a great IPA!