Beerhunter111 (22974) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from trade with Bierkoning, many thanks! Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit einer großen weißen Schaumkrone, hohe Karbonisation. Geruch bitter hopfig, fruchtig, grasig. Geschmack leicht grasig fruchtig, mild hopfig, hefig, malzig. erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2015
Heavy foamy, golden dark body. Very fresh hops, both pine and mango. Taste is not too thin for the abv, and well bitter. Unfortunately I had loads of yeast so that poured partly in my glass, making it a but harsh in the end and rough. Carbonation is spot on, quite heavy to give more mouth feel. Great brew, impressive session ipa. (33cl bottle from trade with Edo, thanks!) anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Draft @ GBBF 2014. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Hazy goldeny amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, citrus, some sweet malts and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is spices, herbs, toffee, some yeast and mild fruity and floral notes as well. Mellow, but refreshing. Idiosynkrasie (8055) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Herbal, piney and fruity aroma, some grapefruit, tangerine, caramel malty background. Taste is initially moderately sweet caramel malty and fruity hoppy, notes of red berries, grapes, grapefruit, some pine, later more and more bitter hoppy and with a tendency towards watery, additionally a chalky touch in the finish; too liveley carbonation. Typical Dutch IPA features (lively carbonation, chalky water) decrease the pleasure of enjoying an obviously well composed beer.
Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2015 Low alcohol IPA, this was actually my first ’session IPA’, with a very thick, yellowish white, very moussy head captured after gushing, leaving lots of lacing on the edges of the glass; colour is a pinkish orange blonde, completely clouded from the start. Aroma mostly reveals fresh, green hops and dry-hopping, impressions of grapefruit, orange peel, tonic water, hemp, black pepper, dried apricot, some banana, some caramel, rosewater, vanilla, freshly grated ginger, white bread. Taste starts with a vivid, sparkling fruitiness, a basket of oranges, peaches, gooseberries and red apples as it were, with lots of citrussy ’fraîcheur’, inevitably thinnish mouthfeel, light caramelly maltiness, very yeasty; from the middle onwards, a dry, resinous, ’green’ hop bitterness kicks in, very citrussy (Amarillo) and aromatic (Sladek, i.e. Saaz-like), building a surprisingly thirst-quenching, long, complex, dry bitter finish. If the American craft breweries invented this style: kudos. What a great idea to capture the essence of an assertive IPA in a low alcoholic beer... I do suspect, however, that this particular example was not intended to be completely cloudy and gushing, so something must have gone wrong, but I really enjoyed this nevertheless. Dedollewaitor (16419) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
Hotel Borefts 14. Thanks to 77ships. Pours muddy grey amber with a off white head. Grass and fruit. Little yeast. Dry and bitter. Decent. 77ships (11304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled bottle @ Borefts Hotel room. Day #2. Procured @ Speciaal Bier Winkel in Bodegraven. Hazy dark orange, little head. Huge grapefruit, zest, bitter hop nose. Quite bitter taste, fizzy, bitter herbs, bitter orange peel, lots of hops, grass. Drinks quite well, nice. skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ Degust. The aroma has citric hops, some grass, some grainy tones. Bit hazy, copper coloured beer with a white, lasting head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has citrus, grass, grains. Slightly watery body. Very easy drinking. Decent. Straling (363) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a murky orange/yellow colour with loads of head.
Aroma is very fruity and citruslike, faint grain notes there.
Taste is very fresh and sweet, very nice beer.