Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Barley Wine. Slowly diminishing off-white head almost blanketing the glassware. Near-clear, amber-orange body colour. Fresh fruit hoppy aroma with oranges to the fore. Tropical fruity taste along with citrus shells and herbs. Clean bitter ending. Smooth. Well built ipa (hotel room, Copenhagen 02.11.2011).
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Hazy straw orange pour with a dense white head that lingers for the duration. A heap of mango and citrus rind on the nose. Orange and lemon zest mingle on the toungue throughout the taste. Mango and passionfruit finish the beer. A sharp bitterness quickly finishes off the brew and lingers and lingers. Full mouth feel. Fantastic ipa
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good bitterness made this IPA a treat to drink, sweet fruity aroma, medium body, good alcohol strength, citrus notes. Drinkable.
jgb9348 (5676) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy golden coloured body with a large (three centimetres tall) tan head with a lot of action. Aroma of grassy, herbal and bready hops with a lot of yeast, malt, sweetness and alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and herbal hops up front with a nice and prolonged bitterness that shows off very well. Aftertaste is still bitter, some alcohol and yeast notes are noticeable and a good dry herbal and grassy finish. Overall, a very well done IPA that shows a lot of potent, grassy and high alpha acidic hops in a great balance. Overall, a nice beer and very enjoyable after completing the 36th Marine Corps Marathon earlier in the day, here at home in Arlington on 30-October-2011. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 04-September-2011 for US$6.75 sampled at home in Washington on 30-October-2011.
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours yellowish orange with a small sticky head. Aroma of exotic fruity hops and malts. Taste is quite fruity and slightly malty. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Nice IPA, but could’ve used a bit more body.7-3-8-4-16 =3.7
Re-rated on 31.3.2012. 355ml bottle @ Drink Baar, Tallinn, Estonia. Much more hoppier and tastier from a fresh bottle. Nice, well balanced and hoppy IPA.
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20111026) The beer poured amber and quite cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, grass and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, grass, malts, alcohol and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. Quite bitter and bit too thin body for the hop profile. Still ok.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, rated on 02.04.2011
Fruity aroma with some grapes and resin. Flavour has also grapes and resin with some floral and citrus notes. Both aroma and flavour contain some unpleasant element I am not able to describe better. But a decent IPA anyway.
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, orange colour with a blond and thick foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with exotic notes of pineapples, mango and guave, accompanied by a floral touch. Bitter flavour, medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Dry malt-character with fruity, flowery and slightly resiny hops leading into a dry and moderately bitter finish with a delicate but also rounded malty sweetness. Pleasant. 12.X.11
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Medium off-white head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some passion fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit. Fairly dry finish. Medium body, some acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium/large, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral and fruity hops, moderate tropical fruity esters with light alcohol, meal and straw malt, light biscuit notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light spicy alcohol, fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.