wiedrzensky (742) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours is cloudy orange with thick white head. Aroma of peach, mango, tropical fruits. Taste is light sweet, moderate to medium bitter, fruity mouthfeel. Medium body, sticky texture, bitter finish.
Alengrin (4451) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
American style IPA by To Öl using Warrior, Simcoe and Centennial; brewed at Belgium’s Proef, like so many other To Öl beers. Very thick and frothy, ’papery’ lacing, moussy, rocky, egg-white and clearly hops-enhanced head over a hazy peach-orange beer with ochre hue and lively sparkling. Delicately fragrant nose of lime juice and lime zest, mandarin, spruce resin, passion fruit, sweet onion (the Simcoe?), lemon-flavored soap, light musky accent (again, probably the Simcoe), kiwi berry, hints of pineapple, soggy white bread, dandelions, moldy orange peel, rosemary, caramel, minerals, soaking wet cardboard. Crisp, lively onset, sourish fruitiness with sweetish touch, impressions of passion fruit, unripe green plum and raw pineapple, fine-tuned and lightly minerally carbonation, supple and slick body formed by smooth, somewhat grainy and very lightly caramelly malts timidly hinting at sweetness just as they are being overwhelmed by a wave of spicy, pungent, resinous, tonic-water- and strongly yellow grapefruit-like hop bitterness, drying the back of the mouth almost entirely but allowing just a trace of malt juiciness through, while some of the delicate lime and spruce aromas return retronasally, filling the nose with unmistakably New World hoppy fragrance. The resinous, utterly spicy bitterness is uncompromising, a bit harsh even, unsurprisingly when a potent bittering hop like Warrior is used to this extent, but it sharpens the appetite in a most efficient way and leaves one mouth watering after taking the last sip. Long-lasting peppery bitterness remains, with a light salty edge to it. One for the more advanced hophead I suppose, putting more emphasis on far-reaching hop bitterness than on sweet fruit aromas or biscuity maltiness. I can handle that, but I can imagine this may be a tad too harsh for some. In any case, I enjoyed this one a lot.
KoNrRiI (1181) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle. Hazy, dark honey color and a large, white head of good retention leaving some basic lacing. Aroma of flowers, hops, citruses, mango, and quite a few wet hop pellets. Taste is bittersweet - the sweetness comes from floral and fruity flavors whereas the bitterness is of grapefruity persuasion. A medium body, a delicately creamy texture, and an average carbonation. The finish is medium long, rather bitter though not particularly so for an IPA. Overall the beer is not bad, perhaps my drinking of Hop Hunter just prior to that skewed my judgment to the Frontier’s detriment, but it is nonetheless not as good a beer as its predecessor.
Cokemonkey11 (467) - - JUN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours medium amber and transparent with medium IPA haze and a medium tan white head subsiding average slow. Scent is fairly mellow hops maybe mosaic, and I think ethanol as well. Taste is medium dense IPA with light on the early hops and medium dense around the 60m mark (I guess). Creamy and cookie-cutter, but very good.
Wojo21 (211) - Pelplin, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromat bardzo przyjemny, dość intensywny, amerykańskie chmiele. Barwa bursztynowa, zamglone, piana średnia, zbita, ładnie osadza się na szkle. W smaku ni to słodkie ni to wytrawne, wypośrodkowane. Goryczka niezbyt intensywna, nieco zalegająca za to.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden amber ipa with a thick frothy lacing light mocha head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with loads of of pungent floral hops, light sulfur notes, mercaptoethanol, cat pee, interesting but pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity biscuit malt with loads of resinous pungent floral hops, tropical fruit, light treacle, very nice for a 2 year old beer.
ElManana (1767) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. More of an English IPA in that it’s not so much about the citrus-aroma, malty backbone, nice bitterness. Good stuff.
Taboada (883) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mml bottle tasted on the 27/04/2016. Cloudy orange color with a big white head. Aroma of pine, caramel and some hops. Taste has malts and caramel balanced with fruity hop notes and grapefruit bitterness. Aftertaste is nice. Next one please!
Fules (727) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nagy, nagyon tartós hab, átlátszatlan sötét borostyán szín. Intenzív, citrusos, déligyümölcsös, gyantás illatvilág. Íze komlós, keserű, gyantás, citrusos, déligyümölcsös. Száraz, testes sör, hosszú keserű utóízzel.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@la Grenette, Lausanne - hazy amber-orange beer with a white foam left; perfumy aroma of violet, rose and peach; full-bodied, light sticky, very bitter and with a long aromatic fruity hoppy finish