MoritzF (8521) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, deep golden colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Bready cara-malty aroma with piney and mildly fruity hops. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Mildly cara-malty base with notes of white bread, resiny/piney and slightly fruity hops character with notes of grapefruit and mango; dry and moderately hop bitter finish with resiny and lighter fruity notes. Solid quality IPA. 19.VIII.14
AndySnow (3400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy deep golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, grain, pine, hops, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, hops, some fruit.
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Clear orange golden color, small beige head. Aroma is malts, very fruity, lots of hop. Taste malts, hops, fruitiness, lightly resinous, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. This one seems a little old, with crackery malts, hints of dry caramel, dusty pine, leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Simple dry and bready finish with light leafy hops, dried pine. So so.
k0mpsa (1158) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at black door, helsinki. Hazy golden color, white head. Malty body, hoppy, fruity.
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Slightly dishwatery aroma, but majoring in caramel. Hazy orange, small brief head. Slightly soapy, but actually pretty OK sweet hoppy taste. Lots of caramel, but a good amount of bitterness too. Finish is very reiny, which almost makes up for the part-sugary-part-watery feel in the mouth. Finish packed with resins, and lasts a fair while. Some perfumey aspects too. A curiious one, has some pretty pour lows, but some pretty decent highs. Not gonna waste any, put it that way...
mjs (4622) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l - bottled on Apr 01 14 , at Black Door, 20140815) The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, herbalness and caramel. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, herbalness, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy, sweet and bitter. A not so impressive American IPA. Perhaps too old.
jookos (2274) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@ahven. Hazy amber, coppery. Fruity hoppy nose. Green melon, some citrus, sweet tropicals. And some caramels. Medium bodied, some sweetness, but bitter too. Green berries, some greenery. Tangerene finish. A hoppy caramel ipa. Candy for some.
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RBESG, grand tasting (pt 1) at the Moncada Brewery. Gold pour with a white head. Vanilla and sweet citrus aroma. Soft fruit flavours. Very smooth. Darned tasty!
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Konttori, Tampere. Pours a hazy orange yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of rich floral hops, grapefruit and herbs. Flavour rich floral hops, grapefruit, resin, some herbal notes and mellow sweetness. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel. Dry lingering bitter finish. Great.