TET (1660) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 26.08.13, 7.2% abv. A light yellow beer with a white and medium head. The nose is pretty great, exotic and tropical, gooseberries, lychee and some fructose. Taste is strongy bitter but also nicely aromatic, tropical fruits, mangos, citrusfruits, some pine needles, hint of balancing sweetness. Medium+ bodied, smooth carbonation, easy to drink. Very tastefull IPA with strong bitterness but still smooth and aromatic.
Saeglopur (348) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Yellow to amber hazy body with big, creamy, long-lasting, white head, that leaves a good lacing. Big aroma of grapefruit, mango, citrus, sugar, subtle minty notes. Great taste, dominant grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, candy and again some subtle mint, the bitterness shows up pretty early. Medium mouthfeel, oily, with a lively carbonation and a great long, bitter grapefruit and lemon peel finish. Top class IPA, refreshing, unique, pretty aggressive, but still well balanced.
Svesse (6163) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at The Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey, London, 23 Nov 2013. 7.0%) Golden yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, lemon peel, passion-fruit, grass and biscuity malt. Fruity, hoppy taste with citrus, grapefruit, passion-fruit and a generous grassy, floral bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Well made and tasty IPA with a generous hop presence. Very nice.
VsXsV (2303) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of flowers, citrus, bread, tangerine, mango and blackberries. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of citrus, bread and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium. Nice.
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@The Brewery (same name but quoted as 7.2 on tap board) - Hazy golden pour with good white head. Tropical fruit aroma and taste, nice floral tones, slightly herbal, clean crisp taste with great bitter finish. Great!
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottled 26.08.13), Couleur blonde, peu de mousse. Nez expressif, sur la résine, le citron, les agrumes. Bouche assez légère, très sèche, bonne amertume, sur le citron, ça manque un peu de fruits exotiques. Bonne carbonatation. Finale de bonne longueur, sèche, amère. Une bière bien faite, fraîche, désaltérante, dans un style "à l’anglaise", mais ça manque de complexité et d’exotisme.
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pale, hazy golden colour with a firm white head. Aroma of rich tropical fruits, gooseberry bush, pineapple and sweet mango. Flavour is very aggressive with it’s massive bitterness, juicy mango, floral notes, herbs, pale malts and wooden notes. Medium bodied, chewy mouthfeel and a dry, very bitter lingering finish with just keeps going. It’s like eating raw hop cones with a mango lassi.
cagou007 (328) - FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky pale yellow colour with a medium white head. Nose is tropical fruit. Aromas are flowers, but mainly pineapple and mango. Long fruity and [very] bitter finish. Great IPA, maybe with a too strong bitterness, due to Mosaic hop.
themightyjag (192) - - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from The Beerhive.
Thin bubbly white head, some lacing, cloudy golden body. Good hoppy nose, grass, pine, lemon and grapefruit. Flavour is sweet tropical fruit followed by massive bitterness from the hops, grass, resin, straw. Light bitter hops on the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Immensely drinkable.
imdownthepub (10328) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines & Spirits, Birmingham. Hazy gold with white head. Good fruity but dry malted body carrying the Mosaic hop, seemingly a Citra hop with knobs on. Masses of pineapple and grapefruit, tangy citrus then a lightly acrid pine like flavour just bringing everything back to earth. Good stuff.