ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2017
From one of my top brewers comes this insane palate wrecker of an IPA now available here in Oz so I don’t have to bug Norwegian friends to send a few across. At just on chilled and into a snifter. Not much life displayed as the wide mouth ring-pull frees from the can. Orange amber and jut shy of bright. Strong note of vine clippings, nettles, pine cones and sappy resin on the nose. Lifeless otherwise with no head bar a ring of white on the meniscus. Extremely piney and brash, almost abrasive on the palate. This one is for seasoned drinkers and no nancy newcomers. Bitter as the gates of hell and lasting. Camphorous with bitter gourd and bitter melon, grapefruit and blood orange in abundance. Underneath the carnage it is grainy with a lovely, if not hidden, toasted malt profile. Body is light, alcohol has a bit of heat, but overall it kicks far above its weight. Insane. Took a good half hour to down and I actually thought I was rushing. Sadly one was enough, but this was IPA on steroids. Unique. (33cL can, BB 08/08/17, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot) Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy fruity. Fruity, yeasty and peachy. Dry and bitter into a lasting fruity finish MrTipple (4966) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Overripe tropical fruits, mango, bitter orange coming up, pine, resin. Hazy, dark gold, medium, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter. More bitter citrus fruits, resin, pine, more tropical fruits, turning very bitter, soft carbonation, medium to full bodied, bittersweet finish. Decent IPA, quite intense throughout. Can from Whole Foods Market, Kensington. Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Pours dark orange with head that quickly disappears. Aroma is blackcurrant and pine with orange citrus. Taste is pine and strong distinct orange zest, like oranges have been used. Sweet first impression that ends quite drying with woody aftertaste. A very distinct and memorable IPA dambor (688) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
Pours dark orange with small head. Aroma: nice aroma of oranges coupled with some flowers and naphthalene (mosaic hops?). Taste: nice flour flavor with some oranges. Very good.
SinH4 (4789) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2016 Can. Hazy orange-amber color with eggshell head. Aroma is grapefruit, toasted malts. Taste is pineapples, mango, juicy fruits, petroleum lots of thick sweet exotic fruits, a nice toasted malt body and a refreshing medium-bitter finish. Oily, rather thick mouthfeel. Quality stuff. JorgeLee (2116) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Can from Whole Foods. Amber colour, white foam. Fairly standard IPA stuff, slightly caramelly body, with some citrusy hops, hint of orangey marmelade, small grapefruit. It’s a solid IPA, a whole lot better than the pale ale tried from the same brewery. hawanna (3296) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2016
0,33 l can
citrus, spruce, cereal, golden, clear / slightly hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Bogus88 (183) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Aromat cytrusów, żywicy, w tle nuty słodowe.
Barwa bursztynowo-pomarańczowa, delikatnie zamglona. Piana biała, o średniej obfitości, dość drobna. Redukuje się do cieniutkiej warstwy, lekki lacing.
Smak lekko słodki i umiarkowanie gorzki; nuty owocowe, głównie cytrusy, w tle karmel. Finisz grejpfrutowy. Wysycenie średnie w stronę niskiego.
Bardzo pijalne. ulrikolsen (576) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
Can. Pours almost clear orange golden with lazing offwhite head. Aroma has light malt, bread and biscuit and also grassy, citrus and piney hops. Taste is malty with light bread, biscuit and hints of fruity caramel yet hoppy with grass, citrus and pine and hints of resin. Finish is dry and moderately bitter.