waiake (508) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My bottle poured pale yellow frothy & lacy with a fine citrus hoppy aroma the taste is all hops a great bitter blend of grapefruit citrus hoppy flavours
CacheManyHose (434) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of Matt's 31st birthday haul. Clear light gold-green with creamy white head and wet spotty lacing. Smells of strong citrus fruit, honey, woody floral hop, light almost smoky/white pepper spice. Tastes of light lemon malt, grassy mineral hop, bitter resin finish. Medium-to-light bodied. Aroma is nice and sweet without being unbalanced or cloying; taste is a little thin but not bad.
HKdIPA (500) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Clear sunny yellow pour with fine head and lots of champagne like vertical streams of bubbles. Aroma is fresh citrus hops. Taste is similar - citrus hoppiness, some resin on the finish. Not much lasting flavor. Crisp, nice, surprisingly full-flavored for an English IPA. Good.
Kauge (846) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 What more appropriate day to review this than on the beer’s 10th anniversary!
Bottle from Craft Őllepood in Tallinn (€ 3.60); BB 15.04.2016. Pours a surprisingly clear bright, almost greenish yellow with a huge top, off-white in colour, retaining and lacing quite nicely. On the nose it’s ripe, citrusy and resiny with some herbal spiciness - yarrow? nettle? spruce? There’s also a malty and sliiiightly caramelly base, and it’s warmer I get a pungent musky note too. Tastes fresh and clean, lots of tropical fruitiness and sweet tangerines; some caramel there... and lots of peaches and mango, but not as juicy fullness, but rather as lemonady crispiness. Beautiful sweet/bitter balance, although the bitterness is more enhanced. The body is medium with a tiny minus, but by no means watery, whereas the carbonation is crisp, giving it an excellent quenching quality (obviously helped by the rather low ABV). The citrusy (there’s a slight grapefruit seed effect) finish is coated in a mellow honey-like sweetness. This is very pleasant, a beautiful benchmark beer!
colui72 (347) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Disappointing. Quite plain aroma and palate. Mildly citric and the hoppy finish lacks character.
villevav (364) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 [2015-06-05] Bright yellow, dense white head. Aroma reminds of citrus cheesecake. The taste begins with citrus hops, which turns to dry bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable and balanced. [New rating on 2015-09-16: 8-4-8-4-14 = 38]
16erBlech (299) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brickmakers/Wien7. Another fine IPA............................................... via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rayaron (839) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light yellow with small white head. Very hoppy flavor, notes of citrus and onion, grassy and a bit soapy. Very hoppy flavor, notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit), grassy, notes of onion, moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation, light to medium-bodied. Very good.
zvsn (1155) - ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow with a small head. Splendid hoppy aroma of citrus (grapefruit, lemon), tropical fruits (lychee, mango) and pine. Sweetish with strong hops backbone and very low maltiness, flavors resembles grapefruit, peach and grass, strong and long bitter finish. Light and easy drinking. Great.
geobotsar (10) - CYPRUS - MAY 31, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at brewfellas pub in nicosia. One of the best european ipas i have tasted so far. Smooth flavours with a very nice hop nose