jbruner (5628) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of nice juicy citrus hops and a touch of biscuit malt behind. Taste follows, the most hoppy beer I've had yet in south Africa. Moderate bitterness, a bit of booze on the way down, very nice. sjogro (5259) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2018
Can at home. Slightly hazy yellow with white head. Holy mackarels, that’s dank! Onion/marihuana smoothie with some pineapple rings slid on the side of the glass. Someplace beyond moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. This liquid tropical armpit went well with homemade pizza. scrooloose (22) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 330ml can.
Clear pale golden with chumky head. Decent lacing.
Aromas of sweet fruits, fresh orange, pineapple, cherries.
Flavours of grapefruit, ripe pineapple, peaches, pine. Some body, but not really malty.
Juicy with a pronounced bitterness.
Great beer. AntonyWilson (519) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 8, 2018
330ml Can: Pours a clear golden with frothy, off-white head. Lacing. Aroma of passion fruit and a slight guava note as well. Passion fruit, tropical fruit and a slight caramel on flavour with hints of fresh cut grass. Medium to light bodied, medium carbonated. Initial big bitterness fades slightly with a fairly dry finish. Overall a really nice blend of hop flavours and enough caramel maltiness to balance it out. DerNorweger (31) - NORWAY - FEB 8, 2018
NO - Veldig god smak av mango og en forfriskende bitterhet setter seg i ganen. Smaken veier godt opp mot oppdriften som virker noe tam. Ellers godt øl.
EN -Very good taste of mango and a refreshing bitterness settles in the palate. The taste weighs well against the buzz that seems somewhat tame. Otherwise good beer.
DE -Sehr guter Mango-Geschmack und eine erfrischende Bitterkeit setzen sich am Gaumen ab. Der Geschmack wiegt gut gegen den etwas zahm wirkenden Buzz. Sonst gutes Bier.
AtronSeige (1827) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 1, 2018
Aroma: High tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit. Medium-light herbal
Appearance: Brilliant, golden body. Medium, white head. small bubbles. Good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, grapefruit. Medium-light pith Dry finish with lingering grapefruit, bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slight warming.
Overall: Good hops bitterness, flavour and aroma with good malt support.
33 ml can, poured.
21A. American IPA
gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2018
Can 050517. Golden-orange color with a white head. Aroma is hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is hop, pine, grapefruit, oranges, caramel, citrus. Bitter finish. Easy drinkable beer. anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2018
Can. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish. GoufCustom (2309) - HONG KONG - JAN 28, 2018
BeerLieutenant38 (189) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2018
330 ml can with 360 End bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.
Looks: Translucent golden honey colour with a cloud of misty yeast particles; One finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant malt, with strong mango pulp, peaches, light candied fruits, floral, fructose, spices, strong pine, resins, biscuits, lemon and fresh grass.
Taste: Medium sweet rich malt, with tartness, mangoes, yellow fruits, fair grapefruits, floral, fair sugar, spices, strong pine, resins, strong dry biscuits, yeast, lemon, close to medium bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Full body. Thick and fair oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Rich maltyness in a solid and very creamy background. Very tropical hoppy with lots of nice grass and mangoes. Flowery with pretty strong sweetness. Spicy strong piney with somewhat lesser ooze. Dry biscuity with lemon to round. Refreshing!
Hoppiness: Strong mango pulp, peaches, light candied fruits, floral, spices, strong pine, resins, lemon and fresh grass in nose. Yellow fruits, mangoes, fair grapefruits, floral, spices, strong pine, resins, lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, fair to medium astringent sweet-bitter full malty finish.
After Taste: Very dry. Fruity grassy piney and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one's has a very rich and creamy maltyness achieved without oats. Hops is more grassy tropical and piney aroma than the usual strong oozy bitterness, makes it very appealing to IPA first timers. very comforting to heart and refreshing to the nose, a nice one of course!
Clear golden colour with rocky white head. Aroma is like a bowl of fresh tropical fruit. Good medium-high levels of bitterness, exactly what I’m looking for in an IPA. Bitterness lingers in the finish. Very lively carbonation. Medium bodied. All round excellent IPA.