ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear medium gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Passionfruit, melon and mango hops notes sit over fairly light biscuit malt to create the aroma. Crisp passionfruit and kiwifruit hops up front soften into mango. White toast malt gives it a fairly light feel in the mid-palate, with kiwifruit and melon hops to finish. Nelson Sauvin is so often used for hop bomb IPAs, and with good reason, but it’s nice to see it toned down a little here, letting the flavour come through without as much aggressive bitterness. A very nice, quite restrained APA.
VictorStr (1439) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruktansvärt fruktig i både arom och smak. Bra fyllighet och balans i smak och kropp.
Brenhophead (602) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle. Pours a straw/golden hue with a big foamy white head. Has a nice grape/citrus zest aroma, similar in the flavour. The hops dominate and i’m not getting much of the malt. Very nice change.
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Londis, Penny Lane, Liverpool. Amber pour with a tidy off white head. Fragrant herby hop, fruits and sweet malt in the nose. The flavour ploughed a similar furrow and made good use of the Nelson Sauvins with some tasty tropical fruit and kiwi notes giving way to some pleasing bitterness. A pleasantly drinkable surprise. Best thing to come outta Newport since the GLC!
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange with a small white head. Aroms is fruity with peaches, grapes, citrus, wine and slithly malty. Taste is fruity, light sweet biscuit malt and dry bitter, medium body.
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr angenehm fruchtig malzig, Zitrone. Geschmack leicht fruchtig malzig, minimal fruchtig bitter, Früchtetee, erfrischend, süffig.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @The Vintage, Leith. Pours clear and blonde, almost like a lager. The nose is hoppy with some grassy and pine notes Leafy fresh hop taste with straw, apricot, mango. It’s almost sweet when you first taste it but it soon turns into a very nice bitter finish. Nice not great.
chrisv10 (11415) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 4.8%. Clear deep golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little elderflower and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, medium sweet, hop, little citrus and medium bitter.
hawthorne00 (2553) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold with a loose white head. Grassy Kiwi sauv blanc aroma, gooseberries, grass clippings, grapes, lychees.Slight cat. Lowish carbonation, a bit on the thin side. Hops don’t pop as much in the mouth, although it’s pretty grapey. Sweet hay. Dry, moderately bitter finish.
Niksko (381) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light golden with some sudsy white head. Nose is classic Nelson. Pineapple, passionfruit, white wine. Flavor is lots of slightly sour passionfruit, pineapple, graininess and slight sweetness from the munich, crisp and slightly bitter finish. Interesting, and pretty enjoyable. Really strong passionfruit flavor. I like this.