shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Clapham. Light amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is pineapple, bit skunky, citrus, tropical. Taste is good, tropical fruit, bit chewy, nice bitterness.
hackobock (2016) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Rover. Hazy dark orange with a creamy white head. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits (mainly pineapple), grass, malt and light pine. Taste is sweet pineapple with a light smooth bitterness, smooth medium bitter finish, soft carbonation and medium body.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber/brown with citrus fruits and some sweetness, fudge, also on the nose. Hippy bitterness on the palate with a slight grapefruit edge, also a pine nut end to a long finish.
JohnRMurdoch (3619) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber brown, not much head. Sweet pine hop aroma. Sweet fruity tar pine hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A solid IPA.
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy golden-orange beer with pineapple and tropical fruit flavours, sweet toffee notes and a spicy, zesty finish.
Pyrmir (3864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear deep golden with white head. Aroma of malt, grain, grapefruit. Taste is grain, malt, fruit, grapefruit, grass and earthy notes. Decent
larsniclas (5903) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from The Rover
Very sweet aroma; pound cake and tropical fruits.
Rather yeasty flavour. Medium, herby bitterness.
Mango and peaches.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Hazy pale golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, hay, peach, hay, raisins, floral, some pine. Hoppy floral flavor, caramel, pine needles, citrus, mango, herbal notes. Really refreshing beer.
jmgreenuk (5427) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines and shared with Kermis on the NS HiSpeed tasting to Antwerp. Poured a hazy medium amber with a big frothy white head. The aroma is big grassy nettle hop and sweet fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a lovely smooth spicy hop, very slightly metallic, rich fruit palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a short hoppy menthol bitter finish. Despite the ABV, there was no alcohol burn. A super fresh, smooth and well balanced beer. It’s up above Pliny for me.
kermis (6193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk on an NS Hispeed tasting. Pours cloudy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, caramel malt and a little yeastiness. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.