MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Schiuma color nocciola fine e di media persistenza , bel colore marrone scuro, aroma con note di fiori di luppolo, frutta tropicale, malti tostati, corpo da medio a pieno, con debole carbonazione, al palato si avverte subito l’amaro dei luppoli con note di pompelmo, salato, resina di pino ben bilanciati dai malti tostati, beverina, rinfrescante , complessa , una altro capolavoro dei mastri birrai del birrificio Thornbridge .
Kita (1542) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear dark brown color with thick creamy brownish head and rare tiny bubbles. Aroma of tropical fruits like lychee and passion fruit, also aromatic hops, flowers and mild roast are detectable. Taste starts rich roasty, followed by refreshing fruitiness and finished with strong and long bitterness. Subtle roastiness is present in the aftertaste, too. Full body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. The best part of it was the aroma, although flavour is ass-kicking, too...
conway (2103) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Nice bitter hop profile and a solid backbone of sweet malt. Good balance.
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Beer5000 (5191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle @ Olympen, Oslo. Deep amber body with a nice beige head. Aroma has lots of citric fruit, grapes, some pine and dark malt. Flavour is sweet malty with a well-balanced fruity bitterness, hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Tasty, very refreshing and really well made.
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle @ Kaisla. Pours hazy dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and grapefruit. Flavor is malts, grapefruit and a hoppy finish. Very nice.
agent_persik (571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark clean ruby color, medium beige head with good lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and berries. Taste has a lot of hops as well, with citrus, tropical fruits and some roasted malt, initially dry with bitter hoppy finish and sticky aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable.
daje (2765) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Crowbar, december 28th 2012. Black bodied, lasting tanned head. Malty aroma with roasted malt and a light grapefruit presence. Taste is flowery, also roasted, with more fruity hops than the aroma; grapefruit, peach and orange. Good bitterness, dry malty finish. good, but it lacks the little punch I like in a CDA.
AndySnow (5156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan. Black colour with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruit, malt. Flavour is malt, fruit, some caramel, some hops.
Brewlizard (8) - Dunwoody, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft , cost big $$$ for IPA....Smell....Floral very FLORAL....beyond fruit to Flowers.....super nice
Nose one of best features....smoothe balance of subtle Hops vs Malt...nice dryish finish on palate......Excellent....will seek out again ASAP
mjakopa (236) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A textbook hoppy black IPA with a wonderfully balanced taste. Not too bitter or strong with the hops but very tasty in hops, in the style of a Simcoe...