fiulijn (15714) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Au Trappiste, Bern; 9% ABV, bottled 2/21/14
Hazy golden color. Being old, the aroma is still strong but not fresh, quite animal. Lean body, powerful, moderately sweet, with loads of resiny hops; the fruity side includes grapefruit, lemon, bitter orange peel.
Excellent. I can only long for a fresh bottle.
ARH (706) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, poured into a snifter glass. The aromas are light and muted, with a neutral, funky bread crust, and a light orange note. It pours a murky, dull orange with a white, soapy head. The taste is a smooth, balanced medium high citrus bittersweet. The beer is viscous and oily, with a flattish carbonation. The full is bright with grapefruit and bread crust with a smooth, light toffee malt. The finish crisp and clean with a light spice note and leaves an aftertaste that’s lightly caramel and has a bread crust. There’s no detecting the APV until after you’ve had a couple, and you wonder what happened to your balance.
aumentm (196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA. Good aroma and nice color. Well bodied with a smooth and fresh aftertaste
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: pours hazy straw color with a thin but frothy white head, aroma is hoppy, grassy, some citrus, taste is hoppy, bitter with a dry finish. Nice DIPA.
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Au Trappiste - light hazy dark blond beer with a long lasting foam left; strong resiney hoppines with notes of apricot and peaches; full-bodied, sticky and with some sweetness below overwhelmed by a robust bitterness; very resiney hoppy finish, light spicy and fruity
nimbleprop (5413) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery pours a hazy orange with a ring of white head. Nose has orange, candy, vinous, white grape. Flavor is malty, orange, soap, yeast, white grape, grass. Sticky finish.
Martinus (3437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, lots of hops. Sweat, pine, tropical fruits. Bitter flavour, hops, malty backbone, grapefruit, pine. Bitter hoppy finish, citrus, pine.
(from draught @ CBC blue session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 12 2014) Pours a hazy medium orange with a moderate foamy white head. Aroma of citrus peel, resiny, a bit of pine, some faint tropical fruit notes, caramel malt sweetness and a fair amount of grain, exposed by hop fade I think, On the palate, sweet and fairly fruity at first, grapefruit, orange peel, a little tropical, pine resin builds in the middle. Becomes reasonably bitter later on with fairly robust caramel/pale malt core giving way to resin and, again, a fair amount of grain. Hop bitterness moderately high toward the finish with a bit of alcohol heat and that grain lingering on the tongue. Medium bodied and slightly oily with average carb. This was still a pretty decent IPA even though the bottle was clearly not fresh. The exposed grain bothered me but it would have been much better with that covered and the stronger hop flavour that did it. Will happily rerate fresh cause I think this is a pretty good one.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6264-20140419] Tap. Orange citrus hops aroma. Hazy, orange body with medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter orange peel bitter flavour has a sweet tangerine finish. Bitter medium body. Good. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0+
(@ Torst, Brooklyn, NY)
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cobrizo muy tupido con espuma marfil bastante uniforme. aromas de miel, azúcar moreno, melocotón y pińa. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce y afrutado de melocotón y miel con un final de amargor amable, cítrico y seco, duradero y bien equilibrado.