melush (834) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Lata de 35 cl, adquirida en un Max Valu de Nagoya, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente resinoso y a malta.
Sigmund (5178) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
350 ml can, ABV 7%, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Golden colour, moderate white head. Fairly moderate aroma for an IPA, some fruity and piney hops, a hint of caramel. The flavour however is distinctly hoppy, with a solid bitterness from start to finish. Grapefruity and piney notes. Some malty sweetness, but not too much. The amount of bittering hops seems just right, but they could have added the aroma hops more liberally.
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
350 ml can bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.
Translucent amber honey colour with no yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Moderate sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of ale malt, with light grapefruit, pineapple, honey, light floral, molasses and light yeast; Close to medium sweet taste of ale malt, with grapefruit flesh and zest, molasses, pine, resin, biscuits, light yeast, strong lemon and lime, and strong bitter grassy hops; Medium body. Slick and quite oozy palate; Mouth Feel is American-micro IPA, with decent malty body, strong zesty grapefruit, floral, pine and ooze. Sweetness is right, dry and quite biscuit. Good!... Hoppiness is sharp zesty grapefruit, pineapple and flower in nose, citrus zest, pine , resin and spice in taste; Bitterness is decently strong, fresh, sharp and grassy hops for a lasting and licking bitter-sweet finish; Quite dry after taste, Bitter sweet and quite oozy to mouth.
Comments: This is much stronger than the easy but lightweight Yona Yona Ale. As a full-on IPA, everything from body, looks smell, taste and hops are right-on decent, with enough mean streak to please. If they go a step further then this one will be spectacular. A very enjoyable IPA nevertheless!
visionthing (2789) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35cl can at a sushi place at Tallinn Airport. Pours amber with an off-white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, pale malt and hints of caramel, spices and pine. Medium to moderate sweet with nice hoppy and fruity flavours. Finishes pleasantly bitter. Nice IPA, but nothing special.
czlowiekwiadro (232) - POLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bardzo intensywny, chmielowo-sosnowo-cytrusowy zapach. ciemnozłoty kolor i porządna piana. gorzki, cytrusowo-chmielowy smak, dość pełne. pozostawia pozostawia miły grejpfrutowy posmak. bardzo porządna ipa
JohnRMurdoch (3316) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small can from Hasegawa Liquors, Tokyo. Orange amber, good head. Soapy pine hop aroma.Creamy citrus fruit & hop flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. Solid IPA.
AndySnow (3738) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Plaza (Västra Hamngatan), Göteborg.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, hops, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grass, malt, caramel, grapefruit.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml can.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is hoppy, some sweet apricot and orange notes, caramel malts and resin also. Flavor of resinous and oily hops, hay, caramel malts and faint gooseberries. Sweet sticky palate, lingering fruity finish. Nice hoppy brew.
laiti (5750) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl can @ olio, BBE 04/2014
Aroma is sweet with fruity notes, caramel and hints of toffee. Flavour is sweet with fruity hops, caramel, some passion and mango. Finishes with lingering hops. Feels very American. A positive surprise.
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellowish golden with a smooth white head. Aroma of stingy piney notes, resinous hops, grapefruits, citrus, grass and biscuity malts. Taste is sweetish, hoppy, grassy and grapefruity with resinous notes, pine and biscuity maltiness. Finish is sweetish, hoppy and bitter with some resinous notes and pine. Surprisingly good.