BitchPls (237) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow beer with a hint of orange. Small white head. Medium strong fruity aroma. Medium body. Lots of grassy bitterness. Some roundness and grapy fruitiness in the hops too but not in a similar way than in typical American style IIPA’s. Quite good and very bitter beer but this lacks something that I love in imperial IPA’s. It’s the softness, fullness, roundness and a bit stronger sweetness that I like in this genre. Definitely worth a try though! Very good.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy yellow, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is sweet apricot, with a whiff of fruity orange peel bitterness. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter with orange peel, grapefruit and pine cones, but also some apricot and orange sweetness sticking through the finish.
maneliquor (1552) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours yellow, slightly cloudy, big white head. Nose is salted caramel and big tropical hops. Bitterness creeps in. Taste showcases the tropical hops. Very mango forward. Salty and bitter. Great extremely sessionable stuff. Really good!
Gramoit (249) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant IPA, excellent balance. Grapefruit is predominant with some biscuity sweetness. Quite a tame Bitter finish. Nothing bad about this beer at all.
TaktikMTL (4789) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de mangues et de pamplemousses. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et de pamplemousse. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût citronné. (Rating #4786)
hawthorne00 (1854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white head that never quite disappears. Aroma of gooseberries, lychees, grapefruit, hay. Full bodied. No caramel, a little biscuit. Kept thinking I should like this more, but the pale malt’s genuineness just chugs along and fills things out without doing much else at the margin. Sweetness from that and tropical fruit is overtaken by grapefruit, pine and firm bitterness.
NikkTwist (880) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Slightly hazy gold pour. Large white head that left runny lace. Lemon seeds. Grapefruit pith. Pine needles. Artichoke. Elderflower. Parsley. Fresh oak. Just a little barnyard on the nose. Lots of juicy citrus up front but finishes with a sharp bitter hop bite.
ElDesmadre (934) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is unsurprisingly resinous and tropical hoppy with pine, pineapple, ripe mango, citrus (grapefruit mostly) and hints of blackcurrant. Sweet yet crisp. The malt backbone is strongyet because of pale malts having been used, felt only in terms of the beer’s thick body and heaviness. Intense hoppy flavour that uses its crisp tropical notes to balance the body really well. Strongly hopped yet still not overhopped, graceful so to speak. Great beer!
Eructoblaster (2444) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy golden body with an average white foamy/creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with melon and grapefruit hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries fruity and coriander notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Very good IPA.
ACHops (281) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours pale golden with thick creamy head. Aroma is mild floral hops and fresh cut grass. Taste is smooth pale roasted caramel malt and assertive, earthy, lemony, bitter hops. Quite flavorful but oddly not sweet at all which you might expect with this abv. Easily one of the best English IPAs I’ve had - clearly influenced by the newer west coast styles. Much stronger and hoppier than the standard English IPA.