hawthorne00 (4195) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Bottle, 12C. Pours pale gold with a large fluffy white head. Smells of grapefruit, blood oranges and a little resin with an odd (but not unpleasant) Wit-like yeast note - although a lot less than some others look to have found. The hop aroma is fresh but mild. There’s light nectarine sweetness underneath aromatic but modest bitterness. Utterly frivolous throwing around of fresh hops with just enough malt to make it work. Fresh and lovely seasonal session beer. [3.6] PotjeBier (3838) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
[5/11] 2011 version: as above, but with more tropical fruit notes in both aroma and taste - lychees and passionfruit I suppose - and a touch of spice in the finish. That (odd yeast?) character is there again, but I still don’t mind it. The hops are interesting and very unusual. [3.6]
[4/12]2012 version. Hazy yellowish orange with a modest white head. Aroma of oranges, lychees, gooseberries, menthol, marijuana. Fruity with a dry and quite bitter finish that’s still overmatched by the green hops. [3.6]
2013 version - again different hops. Aroma is less tropical and green - a little cleaner with lime joining lychees and passionfruit. Bitterness is higher and the finish is dry and buzzing. Liked this version better. [3.7]
On tap @ Beer Temple. Pale blonde color, hazy. Large white rocky head. Aroma’s boast out of the glass: citrus, resin, herbal hops, very refreshing, acidic almost, with something funky retronasal (smoke? wood?). Flavor is very mild in comparison, grainy, lightly bitter. Body is thin. Medium bitter finish, more aroma than bitter from the hops. Slightly dry. Interesting, but a big difference between aroma & flavor. Borresteijn (7602) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Beer Temple. Hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, oranges, flowers, nice and fresh. Flavour is medium sweet, lemon and mostly sweet oranges, citrus bitter finish. Light bodied, prickly carbonation. Nice refreshing stuff, tasted like a fruit beer. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2012
Draft @ beer temple. Pours a clear pale color with a nice, frothy head. Aroma is full of hops resins. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Flavor is incredibly hoppy. Nice balanced bitter. Very juicy. gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Draught, part of a tasting paddle, at Union Hotel in Newtown, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2013
Cloudy honey color, white head. Hoppy, citrus, malty, fresh taste. Medium yet fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness, though well balanced. Sweet, hoppy, citrus scent.
330ml bottle (Hilpea Hauki, Helsinki)olio (10688) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Initially a massively fruity aroma, pineapple, mango, tons of peach, even some lychee. Once the fruit blast is gone, there’s some leaf tobacco. Hazy to cloudy orange, Utterly enormous sticky off-white head. Quite a refreshing palate, not watery, but certainly light, crisp crbonation, as I expected from the head. Brief, but tasty sweetish malts, and nice fruitiness, as promised. Even though it’s brief, it doesn’t desert you, the bittering hops are quite interesting, they give you a pretty darn big tingle, that does persist. 4.4% beer done right.
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.Imaril (47) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours clear golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma has some floral hops, lemony fruits, faint herbal notes, pale malts and caramel. Flavour is also very hoppy and fruity, caramel and hay also. Somewhat bitter fruity palate, dry finish. Good.
Green is the best word for this beer. Smells like fresh hops as soond you crack it. Mild pine, less citrus but a hint. Pours clear amber with foamy white head. Taste is almost all hops but in a balanced and complex way without riding roughshod over one’s palate. Finishes relatively quickly given the bitterness, but fresh. Torbagga (2) - - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
Light and inviting colour, good IPA background with a dominant grapefruit flavour, clean bitterness, really enjoyable fresh hopped ale, gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2009
Good head and carbonation misty gold colour.Aroma citrus very fruity hops,floral note.Flavour passionfruit,apricot hint mild bitter,peach taste pleasing hop flavours,finish mild bitter sweetness nice and fruity,good.