CacheManyHose (330) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Hopleaf. Drank on CNY 年初二. Clear light copper; thick white head with big bubbles and heavy foamy legs. Smells and tastes of very dry resinous hop, very bitter, bit of crisp malt. Some peach and lime on the nose. Body has fine carbonation, light, very smooth. Enjoyable resinous bitter IPA that is simple but done well.
HKdIPA (388) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Hazy golden orange pour with dense frothy head. Aroma is pleasant pear/peach hops. Taste is not too bitter, tart and hoppy. With the same not too ripe peachy flavors. Lingering bitterness. Thin but smooth palate. Really pleasant but not too boring IPA.
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a white head, looking pretty. Floral citrus hop aroma. Big bitter taste along with some sweet citrus flavour.
Maris (1102) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 330ml bottle on 17/2/2015. Pours a cloudy medium golden with a big fluffy white head. The nose is lovely - oodles of tropical and stone fruit with lots of honey notes topping it off. The flavour follows suit, with lots of sweet passionfruit, lychee, mango, peach and apricot, with bucket loads of honey in the middle. While a very sweet IPA, there’s enough lingering grapefruity hops at the back to keep thins really interesting. The plate is slick and the carbonation average. A trul wonderful IPA with dessert overtones.
MarcoDL (2594) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden beer, foamy head. Aroma of caramel, bread and pine. Buttery taste of peach, pine and biscuit. Fruity bitter finish. Nice, but a bit too modest.
Turtles (160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml at Mbargro Stockholm Hornstull. Smells like that beautiful, exampled American IPA, aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, buns, bread roll and oil. Taste of strong hops, bitter-sweet, sweet hard candy, fruit, biscuits, orange peel. This is very good.
Pedrens (129) - SPAIN - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Color ambar claro. Espuma blanca potente y persitente. Aromas afrutados melocoton, uvas, algo floral. En boca el amargor predomina sobre el dulzor bajo. Los sabores similares a los de aroma con algo mas floral herbal. Textura fina-media. Carbonatacion media baja. Final no demsiado amargo. Floral y presistente....buena IPA. De barril recien pinchado tiene q ser brutal.
RichTheVillan (4036) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy dark amber pour with a big creamy magnolia head, pine, peach and tangerine aroma, taste has bitter grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, some pineapple.
deanso (6206) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4cl sample at Mikkeller Bangkok beer week.
Very thin white head. Very hazy amber pour. very nice bitterness. A lovely brew
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a small taster glass showing a deep dark hazy amber with a very light foamy white head.
The nose shows extremely subtle sweet round malts with very little hop influence. There’s actually very little aroma and somewhat too underplayed.
The palate is highly carbonated and full bodied. The malts support most of the bitterness of the hops. Poured fresh the hops are refreshing and somewhat citric and pine-like. The finish shows off the typical sharp bitterness you’d expect from an American Pale. Overall, an average to slightly above pale ale.