imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 330ml at The Holborn Whippet, Holborn, London. Gold with white head. This came over as really hoppy, heady, dry and bitter. Lasting on the palate. Really quite pleasant though heavy on the alcohol front.
upsilon (1) - - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unremarkable IPA from Belgium. Contains the trademark Belgian high alcohol content without much else to make it stand out from the crowd.
Swaroga (1952) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Filtered golden with medium white head. Nose : tart, spices like ginger, some alcohol , orange zest. Sip : low to medium density body with fluffy texture. Sweet with deep and bitter notes of burned charcoal, wood raisin and citrus zest. Tart. Alcohol. Overall itís an intensive beer with lotís of character. OK.
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle) Orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of apricot jam, oranges, citrus peel, caramel, with a hint of glazed carrots on the nose. Belgian yeast very present. Sweetish taste, but luckily with a bitter finish. Palate is full-bodied, with light carbonation. Alcohol not well disguised. A bit sweet for me, but this and the yeasty aroma indeed give it a Belgian touch. Good!
haukur (1588) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy dark orange, big head. Aroma of pine and yeast. Not notoriously hoppy but well balanced with yeast and malt. Really good belgian
gbe75 (115) - ICELAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and golden in color. Nice white head when poured in the glass. Carbonation looks lively. Smell of citrus and earth. Good beer but needs more taste in my opinion.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big citrussy bitter bite in the finish, very astringent. Tropical fruity front, orange and peach, gives nice diversity.
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not much aroma. Cloudy orange color. Light sweet taste with a sort of spicy finish. Not that much hoppiness. Decent but lacking something.
Idiosynkrasie (5855) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Nice clear reddish golden colour with huge firm frothy moderately lacing off-white head. Fruity hop aroma with grapefruit notes, peach, mandarin. Taste is initially slightly sweet fruity, peach and mandarin again, then dry and bitter hop notes gain weight up to a slightly soapy touch. Vestiges of alcohol in between.
humlelala (1231) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle; BBD: October 25th 2013) Pours an elegant, slightly hazy copper with medium, off-white head. Really good retention and lace. Aroma is initially hoppy with a slightly leafy/earthy character. Thereís also a faint hint of alcohol coming through. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body and a slightly bitter and warming alcohol finish. A well balanced DIPA although I personally prefer the ones where the ABV is complemented by a more fruity hop character. I guess itís the simcoe used for dry hopping that disappoints me.