GoufCustom (1527) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear golden orange colour with a layer of dirt like yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with zero carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with citrus peels, passion fruits, strong peaches, candied fruits, floral, honey, alcohol, light pine, resin, yeast and grass.
Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with fresh grapefruits, oranges, strong citrus peels, caramel, floral, molasses, pine, resins, light biscuits, strong yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and fresh grass.
Body: Close to medium body; Quite slick and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a wheat-thinned, fairly watery background. Hops lean on fleshy fruity grapefruits instead of usual dull plain bitterness, plus some good oranges and citrus peels to boost. Moderate pine and ooze, sweetness is medium, quite well matched by strong lemon and fairly dry biscuity yeast. 7.4% booze makes its presence felt but not screaming. Good and moderate is the key here!
Hoppiness: Citrus peels, passion fruits, peaches, candied fruits, floral, light pine, resin and grass in nose. Fresh grapefruits, oranges, strong citrus peels, floral, pine, resins, strong lemon and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong and tasty for an abtupt, mid to high astringent fruit peely malty finish.
After taste: Quite dry. Fruity and fresh bitter to mouth.
Comments: For this IPA, mellow is the better word to describe its not so overwhelming fruity aroma, fresh citrus taste and fair piney oozyness. It really matches the Hadouken title from Street Fighters – wave after wave of hoppy attacks which won’t K.O. you at once but evidently got you suckered. Not great but pretty neat!
LazyPyro (480) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with a one finger white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, mango, orange, pineapple, pine. Taste is also really hoppy, sweet malt base, grapefruit, mango, orange peel, pine. Oily texture. Great IPA.
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - JUL 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours medium pale orange with a hefeweizen light haze and a thin white head subsiding average fast. Scent is medium dense IPA with some surprising bitter/80- hints. Taste is medium dense IPA very much on the early bitter part but with American hops maybe. Mouthfeel is dry. Great beer. Excellent?
colui72 (615) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with a medium cream head. Beautiful aroma of tropical fruits and citrus. Hoppy in the palate, with strong notes of mango, grass, pine and grapefruit. Medium bodied, absolutely delicious IPA
tsjerno (42) - BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Gold, ochre with white head
Aroma: Orange peels, sweetish
Taste: Malts with grapefruit and pine, long meaty bitter finish
Palate: heavy for an IPA
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the Wasp’s Nest, Stockton. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Nice pineapple and grapefruit aroma. The taste is lovely and fruity. Pineapple, grapefruit and mango. A touch thin perhaps, but very tasty and drinkable. Very good.
Parmenion777 (134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - A cloudy pale yellow colour with a creamy white head. Fruity and floral, mandarin and sweet grass aroma; a sweet malt and grapefruit flavour with a long dry bitter finish. Very nice.
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy earthly notes and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits pineapple spicy earthly notes and bitter hops
androman (1631) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home from thebeershop-online.com. Nose is tropical fruits. Body is hazy copper, head is small, beige, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is biscuit, milk chocolate, truffle, cocoa, cinnamon, wood, bark. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting medium bittersweet, cocoa. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, strong flavor, very tasty, great balance, very good.
MrOrla (2125) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap paf. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, tropical, quite juicy, yeasty, herbal, ester? Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Quite weird