Beerhunter111 (12963) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015
Klare kräftig goldene Farbe, schöne weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, dezent bitter, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, grasig bitter, frisch, Citrusfrüchte.
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Christian Firtal. Golden with a lasting white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine with a little malt. Sweetish malty and fruity flavour with light hops and a pleasant bitterness
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Schrammi Keller, Tartu)
Lovely fruity hop aroma, but plenty of sweet caramelly malts too. Portends some stickiness or stodginess. Initial taste did show some signs of that, a bit of starchiness in the malts, but otherwise malty grainy, a little nutty, quite bitter. Some white peppery bitterness in the finish. Stays on the tongue for a while, but opens up to full leafy hop flowers. Reminds me of the midget hops we used to brew with. Covers the 7% well. Nice reclaim of the IPA style back onto English soil - I could run with this version.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Jaap @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy yellow to light orange color, medium to full sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly citrus peel, lightly floral. Taste malts, hops, a bit floral, medium bitterness.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co Brixton. It pours amber with a medium white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, peach, Irn Bru, pine, grass and floral notes. The taste is sweet orange, zesty, grapefruit, peach, resin, pine, Irn Bru and Parma Violets with a bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly syrupy mouth-feel. Tasty stuff.
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml as "Thornbridge Bear State" @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, citrus, grape and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Rune (9996) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Craft Beer Co in Brixton, half-pint shared with Finn. Good amount of lacing down the glass. A few patches on the surface. Near-clear, amber coloured body. Fresh citrus fruits to the nose. Fresh fruity taste of pineapples and grapefruits added by apricot beneath. Fine lingering bitter ending. Medium bodied. A well-made and satisfying IPA (London, 04.11.2012).
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Kerho, Tampere, Finland as Bear State.
Golden color with a small white head.
The aroma is fruity hops, sweetness and malt.
The flavor is fruity hops, melon, moderate bitterness, malt and general satisfaction. Not a bad IPA at all.
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leaparsons (9256) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Bear State. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty grainy toasted malts with light pine and hints of mushroom funk. Lemon with hedgerow and mango. Flavours are grapefruit with nutty, husky malts and hints of cocoa powder.
Fin (8852) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Bear State West Cost IPA, from Beermoth, Northern Quarter, Manchester, purchased and consumed later at Holiday Inn Express, Oxford Road, after Godspeed You! Black Emperor gig on Friday 17th April 2015 I have poured this into a green glass so determining the colour is a tad awkward but I am guessing golden with a white head. a touch of pine on the aroma with some late citrus (grapefruit) coming through. Sweet and malty but not too malty and a bit dry. A dab of tropicana about this as well. Like it. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8