Heidbummer (132) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Resiny hoppy nose. Deep gold. The initial tartness gives way to sweetness and malt very quickly. It loses it a bit on the follow through therefore. Nice but needs more citra to balance it.
allanmb (104) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very disappointing. Pours deep amber with decent white head. Aroma of malt first and foremost. Hint of hops but nothing much. Decent carbonation and mouth feel but taste is very malt dominant. This is very sweet and not hoppy in the slightest. Finish is sweet and disappointingly not citra-ish at all
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Standing Order. Clear amber. Nose is citrus, dryish hops, berries. Taste is sweetish, fruits, citrus, grass.
eduardovl (1292) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml served in a english pint glass.
A: Pours a clear deep copper color forming a huge and creamy light yellow head with super persistence and tons of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass.
S: Nose is very grassy and earthy. Strong notes of resin, pine and caramel malts. Crystal malts and dark dry fruits. Resin once again.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of crystal and caramel malts. Strong notes of earth, dark dry fruits and resin... Grassy, herby with pine and resin notes... Good and balanced hops bitterness.
M: Medium body. Average carbonation. Resin and grass in the aftertaste. Smooth and very balanced bittersweet aftertaste. Impressive.
O: Great drinkability. Very honest IPA. Malts have a British character. Hops have an American profile. In the end, a very refreshing and honest IPA. Strong unique character.
weark (590) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille achetée chez Amstein - De couleur ambrée avec une petite mousse blanche cassé qui tient - Au nez beaucoup de malt et de houblon, caramel et fruits sec avec des notes d?infusion de thé, beaucoup d?agrumes, orange, pamplemousse, légèrement citroné - En bouche toujours beaucoup de malt et de houblon on retrouve la meme chose qu?au nez avec des notes herbacée du à la grande quantité de houblon - Corp moyen, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, douce, final amère herbacé et fruité - Une IPA hybride, le corp malté est typé anglais et le houblonnage est nord américain, sympa mais sans plus
rand (1470) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Bright dark amber with a short cream head, low crackling. Fresh aromas, fruity tropical with malt and caramel, acidulity notes. The taste is bitter-sweet, cereals and toffy with a bitter of pine and herbs. A little sticking, notes of acidulity, citrus and tropical fruits. Rather long.
Psytron (1750) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of grain, hops. Copper colour, small white head. Aroma of base, soap, spruce. Bitter. Slightly oily.
gunnfryd (13867) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fonefan 110415. Deep golden/Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, caramel, dust, malt. Flavour is fruit, hop, caramel, dust, malt, bread, yeast, citrus. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Sissio (1149) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper, cream orange head. Honey notes with mandarine, red orange, roasted caramel and wild honey. Malty taste, simple caramel with chestnut honey and red orange, pink grapefruit. Well balanced, full bodied and warming ale.
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this at the Glasgow Real Ale Festival held in the Briggait on the 26th June 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong fruity notes of Del Monte Tropical fruit salad long in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts complex gives a strong fruit backbone with notes of mango, pineapple, and passion fruit flavours to the fore. Interesting fresh pine resin dryness noted in the fruity hopped aftertaste. Finish is malty with a subtle Highland toffee flavour present with the juicy fruits. This is an excellent IPA and up there with Thornbridge Jaipur IPA as a benchmark type. Highly recommended and very popular at the GRAF.