HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 10/02/2016 Pours light cloudy golden amber liquid, big frothy tan head, Aroma: malty, caramel, hopy, grapefruit, tangerines, light alcohol, candied fruits, Taste: medium sweet, heavy bitter, light sour, malty, candied fruits, caramel, lot of hops, dominant grapefruit, citrus, exotic fruits, Palate: medium body, slick to oily texture, average to lively carbonation, long bitter aftertaste, very drinkable, Overall: excellent brew, enjoyed, aroma is bit better than taste, which is more rough bitter, but still very good.
overtheline (85) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy burnt amber with small off white head, reduces to cap. Nose of sweet mango and pineapple and some bitter citrus. Taste is quite malty and caramely with some orange. Really good mouth feel, nice body to it and quite high carbonation that fades quite substantially. Good drying finish, bitterness not excessive. Really enjoyable balance.
tfontana (162) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Exeter NH. Aroma is strong resinous, spruce hops with some cereal malts. Appearance is clear golden orange with minimal sparkle, 1 finger width creamy head with minimal retention and moderate lacing. Taste is moderately strong balance of sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied creamy texture with lively carbonation across the whole tongue. Finish is mildly bitter. Overall, a meaty IPA above average across the board.
mithe (1105) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Malty, bread, light fruity.
Appearance: Clear amber color. Long lasting, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, light bread, light earthy.
Palate: Full body. Long earthy bitter finish.
Overall: Tasty malty IPA.
kustie (409) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@chickie’s&pete’s, Philadelphia. Amber color with nice bubbling head. Aroma has pine, citrus and mango. Taste is malty and bitter. Flavors of malt, mango, citrus, pine. Nice soft mouth feeling.
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a delicious beer, a great ipa. Good balance of hops and not too sweet.
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SG111 (574) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles. Best by date is 12/23/14. So take this with a grain of salt. Pours clear honey golden color, white/beige head. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, tropical fruits. The degeneration is apparent. But not too bad. Flavor is a pretty much a malt bomb. I haven’t had a non-fresh IPA in a long time. This is caramel malts, toffee, orange, grapefruit citrus come through in the middle and the finish. More like a light Barleywine than an IPA at this point. Still enjoyable and I tend to think this is great fresh. Will have to revisit fresh.
sonotono (117) - torino, ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bel colore ambrato arancione. Odore fruttato, leggermente resino es erbaceo. Sapore molto amaro, poco stemperato dai malti, leggermente allappante e resinoso. La bottiglia non ha fondo, quindi credo che la birra sia stata filtrata.
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottles in Victory sampler 2013 and poured in What’s Brewing workshop 3 TÜ, 2015. Citrus caramel bonbon meets friendly herbal leaf resins in taste and mouthfeel. Slight Simcoe/Centennial dankness, pungency when older. Could be more expressive in aroma, although that might be the trade routes speaking.
Wolfbass (981) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Direi decisamente un bel colore, e anche un bel naso che lasciano presagire molto bene. Ma poi in bocca non mi convince molto, un pò troppo sbilanciata.