ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13, Rating #111 of the Month!
Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle, with some clean pale malts and some citrus hops
Appearance: Pours an unclear orange-amber with a rather large, pillowy, heavily laced, off-white head
Flavor: The taste is a little bit sweet, a little malty, mildly spicy, and with a bit of earthy hop
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, but a little too much carbonation
I felt like this was a half decent example of a British-style IPA. (Which, if you let him, jcos can go on a 30 minute rant about how it should be itís own style.) Anyway, back from that digression, there are some good components here, but some flaws too, and it obviously doesnít have the in-your-face hops that an American IPA fan would prefer in the style. Still though, it is a solid, drinkable beer.
UjoKlobasa (237) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale amber color, clear liquid, no head. Sour smell. Malty taste but flat bitterness, too light for IPA. Good, but average.
JoshRaburn (104) - - DEC 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a mixed six pack from this brewery- turning out to be one of the best in BZ. This one is a rich reddish colour. Decently floral aroma. Bitter more than floral flavour. Good. Crystal Toffee malt balance.
jc1762 (456) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a taster showing tea brown and a light webbing of foam on top.
The nose shows a very sweet biscuit maltiness.
The palate is lightly carbonated and light bodied. Very malty but only slightly sweet biscuit flavor. A nice lager-like malty bitterness at the finish. Surprisingly, an IPA made in the traditional style, this isnít bad. I wouldnít buy another bottle, but itís done competently. Probably would have been better on cask.
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from craftissimo, HK (in June). clear amber with thin head. aroma is fruit and floral hops. taste is melon, grass, toffee. sweet.
Rhofpheh (7) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not really my type of beer, way too bitter. Though I did like how that bitterness coupled with the sort of sour/sweet taste on the tip of your toungue, but thatís a minor plus to a very big negative.
hoptimusPrimed (116) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not overly impressed. Great bottle but sour to my palate. Malt, malt and more malt. Perhaps better fresh from keg
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew docks in Dublin. Clear amber color with a white head. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Fruity aroma. Bitter finish. Nice
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Ox184. Pours clear amber. Nose is toffee, resin. Taste is resinous hops, toffee, fruits, caramel sweetness.
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at ox184. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet toffee, juicy fruit.
cgarvieuk (19016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Glowing copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet fruits.. Dull bitter toffe