ACD (670) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 50cl bottle. Pours gold/orange with small bright white head. Decent lacing and fairly lively carbonation. Wonderful tropical fruit in the aroma, grapefruit and passionfruit come through, orange peel, floral notes, slightly sticky sugary sweetness. Taste is another hop explosion, full of zingy tropical notes, citrus tang, light pine resin, lovely smooth biscuity malt backbone to complement the brilliant hops. Lovely medium/full mouthfeel and refreshing bitterness to finish - a great IPA.
ThirstyBird (1701) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear golden color. Off white head falls to a thin skim. Nose is a blend of light sweet malt, dry crisp hops. Taste is fairly malty IPA with some mlt hoppiness. Light / medium body and crip active carbonation.
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Soho, Tampere. BBE 09.08.2012.
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of strong exotic fruits, hops and some sweet toffee. Flavour of sweet exotic fruits, honey, grass, bitter citrusy hops and some grapefruity notes. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter and citrusy finish. Honey tends to smoothen especially the bitterness here too much.
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Soho, BBE 09.08.2012
Aroma is fresh and hoppy with exotic fruits, mango and hints of resin. Flavour is slighly sticky and sweetish with resin, pine needles, some exotic fruits and hints of fruit sugar. Slightly sweet but good IPA anyway.
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is light with some fruity hops. Flavour has fruity hops, some woody tones, minerals and some gooseberry bush. Harsh score estimate: 3.6.
rodenbach99 (3257) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Style et résumé: IPA classique
Comment: Bouteille de 500ml via IPA b.b. 09.08.2012
Description: Bière cuivrée avec une belle mousse blanche crémeuse. Le nez est de houblon anglais, terreux, herbeux et de malt. La bouche est classique avec un amalgame de malt. La finale est un peu sucrée, du miel, avec des houblons quelque peu amers.
Dermi (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Recorded 15.11.2013, suboptimal conditions. Tap@Kuikka. Clear orange, slighly reddish. Aroma: Slightly fruity, malt background. Some mandarin orange. Minimal sour milk. Taste: Over medium sweet, quite moderate bitterness. Carbonation adds some sourness to the taste, somewhat low in malt. Palate: Medium body. Pleasant mandarin freshness.
Tap. Pub. Clear amber with a white head. Fruity hopping. It was quite enjoyable. 9.3.2012.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. restrained aroma of grass and straciatella, slightly grainy, with hints of yeast and lime. flavour is disappointingly similar, quite yeasty and even slightly buttery, with a minerally light-bitter finish. light-bodied with very soft carbonation.
doubelknv3 (994) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bready malt and mild citrus aroma. Cloudy golden with thick white head...beautiful body. Floral, mild bread, and citrus hop flavours. Creamy, lite hop, and balanced.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in October 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Strong citric aroma of grapefruit and lemon notes long in intensity. Thick resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a rich fruit flavour of gooseberry, kiwi, white grape and pineapples with clear honey notes evident. Dry hop flowers give a big citrus whack of lemons and pine resin which compliment the citrus malt well. Strong hoppy finish with greengage fruit and honey notes sweet and tart in the mouth. An impressive IPA and highly recommended.