Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ THT. Clear a bit rusty orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts, hops, a little too much overripe sweet hops. Taste malts, hops, again a little overripe fruits again, some caramel. Decent body and carbonation.
MarcoDL (3695) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, spiked like a lizard. Aroma is very hoppy, with citrus, passion fruit and mild caramel. Taste is a fruit fest, with citrus, peach, passion fruit and a nice caramelised malty body. Great beer.
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle [celebrating the All Blacks historical triumph]. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, off-white head. Citrusy and piney, resinous, hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, a touch of pineapple, some lemon peel, a touch of mint and eucalyptus, caramel malty basis with an almond touch. Taste is pungent bitter hoppy, citrusy, malty background with an almond touch, slightly washy fruitiness, lemon-orange-pineapple-grapefruit; lemongrass, mint, balm and eucalyptus interludes in the last third. Refreshing, throttled lively carbonation, lasting bitter finish. It’s a hop monster, but I try to take it untouched as Richie McCaw would do.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sample at a bar. poured a clear dark golden to amber colour with a white head. nose of presed citrus, cut grass, tropical fruits, crisp malts and a note of sweet caramel in the back. taste of fleshy stone fruits, pineapple, with a nice balanced hop bitterness. mouthfeel is medium bodied. enjoyable ipa
RichTheVillan (6016) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Piccadilly Tap; hazy orange pour with a foamy white head, aroma has some decent tropical hop action along with citrus and grapefruit, taste has tangerine, mango, some pine a hint of caramel, very good.
caesar (6377) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ derat, small sample. Clear orange to amber color, short head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, some pine, sweet caramel and toffee. Quite sweet in taste, soft to medium bitterness. Caramel, toffee. Bit too sweet for my liking.
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 03/03/2016
Pours an orange gold beer, creamy white head.
Hops drive the nose, typically NZ affair - lovely ripe tropical fruits -guavas, paw paws, papayas - leafy herbs, dried herbs, earthy herbs - good measure of caramel malts.
Big beer; full creamy, syrupy, resiny, oily, lovely really.
Just resiny, sticky, lots of ripe tropicals, tangy citrus, dried herbal hops, doses of caramel - long finish , plenty of bitterness but well balanced.
Bullit (4354) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Cafe Derat. Clear golden coloured with an of white head. nose is pine, syrupy, caramel malty. Flavour is caramel malts, pine hops, fruity, citrus, fairly sweet. Medium bitterness, and well hopped. a revved up version of the ipa.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich orange pour strong carbonation large head aromas floral tropical fruit citrus stone fruit rich malt the flavours mango apricot pine strong bitter grapefruit caramel pineapple lots of resin crisp ale good balance like a DIPA really best notes at the finish hop mix strong resin and bitter sweetness is so good lovely ale
canadiankiwi (135) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus fruity noise. Hazy bronze Amber colour. Not much of a head when poured from borrow. Quite easy drinking despite its nature.