beerfest5 (1146) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550mL bottle. Pours a deep yellow gold, large white head, soapy lacing. Aroma of is out and floral hops. Not quite as hoppy as I was hoping after what batch 7 showed off. More traditional English IPA than American IPA. Fine, tasty, strong malt backbone, not remarkable.
tinylightsrecs (163) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours pale orange with creamy head. Strange flavour really - a bit contradictory. Fruity hop flavour but also strong grain/bread. Interesting beer but not one I'd call a favourite
Stuu666 (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale yellow, nose is light floral fruit, taste is sweet, juicy fruit.
thmsboyd (16) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled March ’14, BBE March ’15. 6.2% ABV. Fragrant aromas of white chocolate, grapes and citrus fruits. Yellowish amber appearance with a tight yet rocky, bubbly head. Light sourness and a heavy dry bitterness to taste. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated with a long bitter finish
elbernays (417) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle at home. Pours yellow orange. White fluffy head. Dissipates to wispy. Spice, bread, yeast, pineapple, banana. Flavour is ripe banana bread malt base. Grapefruit pithy bitterness. Lasting dry aftertaste. Body is light but full of flavour. This is a good balanced IPA.
wimpyjoe (3584) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirited Wines, Manchester. Cloudy amber with a bubbly head. Has quite a few influences with pale ale fruit evident, especially in the nose, but there’s overriding grain and wheat in its taste.
ciaranc (802) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottlefrom Redmonds. Hazy, cloudy yellow gold, frothy white head, lasting. Floral, perfume, hop nose. Flavour is sweet fruity malt. Light enough, light carbonation, nice finish.
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma is floral, spicy and fruity hops with some malt and caramel. Falvor is sweet and fruity with some floral hops and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (13219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma has pine cones notes, some resin and peaches, and a generic fruity sweetness. It’s semi-sweet on the palate, with orange zest, pine cones and resins. A nice bitterness too, lightly flowery. Semi-sweet on the palate, full bodied and nicely carbonated. Lasting finish with a good bitterness. Nice and interesting, but not fantastic in any way. 140608
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, herbal, floral and hint of grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.