Hoppy_Luke (1911) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 27, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium copper with a large (2-3 finger) light tan frothy head that lasted for decent time before receding to a thin cap, which allowed for some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was a little sweet with a toasted biscuit malt, floral hops and a light doughy yeast and had notes of caramel, citrus (orange peel) and a mild apricot sweetness.
The taste was bittersweet with a mild jolt of caramel early on and then progressed into a much bitterer taste with a mild dose of hops, citrus and had a slight alcohol presence. The flavor lasted a good long time letting the bittersweet hoppiness settle nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was in between light and medium in body with a dry oily texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall a very refreshing and flavorful IPA, although as IPA’s go this one was not typical. But as it says on the bottle” Recipe from a bygone era" when hops were used as preservatives in shipping beer far distances...
Wypite przed kilkoma laty, nie jest już produkowane… Ocena przepisana z notatek. Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Svesse (8615) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, orange (hard orange candy), apricots, grapefruit, black-currant, some toffee and earthy, citric hops. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, pink grapefruit, apricots, some honey, caramel and a generous citric, slightly earthy, bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Tasty and well balanced IPA with a generous dose of English hops. Nice one. OminouSC2 (739) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
If this is the type of IPA they made in the 1800s, I’m glad I didn’t live then. Grass, bread, some herbs, citrus and pine. Sweet, bitter, fruity, grass taste. All over the place, never settling down. Finally a bitter and herbal finish. Didn’t like it. Lonick (2182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours orange/amber with a white head. Nose is floral, toffee and citrus fruits. taste is grass, orange and toffee, nice enough just a bit boring.
rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - OCT 12, 2015
From tap. Almost clear golden color with off white head. Malty aroma and light hoppy, caramel, bread, straw, grassy, light pine and citrus. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Craftmember (41) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2015
This bottle was generously shared by Stephan, thanks!
What a beauty this old world ipa is!
It pours a gorgeous old gold with a thin moussy slightly offwhite head.
Your nose dives straight away in a world of fruit, hops, honey, hay, damp cloth, sweet orange, malt and yeast.
The taste is a beautiful balance between sweet and bitter: sweet and bitter fruits, honey, orange peel, apple, a light calvados-like warming glow, infact a very poetic ipa, not extreme but its subtle beauty knocks your cloggs right off! No more words are necessary, this ode to the old style ipa is a class on its own...( I can’t help wondering: did it better its betters?)
Thanks Brewdog! Love it!
Alengrin (5438) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
One of BrewDog’s two ’hommages’ to the great international beer styles of the 19the century, from a 75 cl bottle with fascinating, elaborate label telling the story of India pale ale. Thanks to Stefan for sharing this. Thick and stable, frothy, sticky, off-white head over a hazy, deep and warm orangey blonde, almost amber coloured beer. Lovely aroma of English style IPA at its best: dried flowers, white pepper, straw, dried orange peel, bread crust, whisky, roasted peanuts, dust and some oxidized caramelly malts. Clean fruitiness in the onset, soft, dried apricot with a touch of redcurrant, gently carbonated with a smooth, caramelly and very lightly nutty malt body, supple and smoothly leading to a complex, peppery and very floral hop bitter ending, with a deep earthy bitterness but remaining ’friendly’ in comparison with the tsunami of American style IPAs which floods the world these days. I have heard some older English beer lovers worrying about the survival of the original English interpretation of this omnipresent style, but if they all reach this level of quality, it can perfectly hold its own in this ever changing beer world in spite of, or perhaps thanks to, its long history. TEJA (3105) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
Nice bege lasting head. Opaque dark golden color. Very nice caramell maltiness and woody hop aroma. Woody hop taste with small caramell taste and medium body. Small sweetness and well balanced. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Smaksprøve fra Rune. Gyldenbrun. Veldig lavt skum med ørlite lacing. Ferskenaroma på et underlag av malt. Smaken tørr fruktig med malt lurende under. Litt uvariert.