melonfarmer (7) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle chilled. Really surprised at how bad this looks, like puddle water, no head at all. Almost zero carbonation which I don’t think suits the style at all. The result is a sickliness to what could be a really decent beer.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, as Collaboration Carnage, new exclusive Danish collab. brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, heavily bitter/fruity and slightly floral/woody, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive
FatPhil (15093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn)
Deep orange, small ring head. Sweet juicy fruity aroma, toffee and caramel sweetness. Full palate, sweet, verging on sticky. Kinda had this a hundred times, a cookie-cutter modern Danish IPA. However it’s the 100 good IPAs, not the hundred meh ones or the 100 bad ones. Sweet toffeeish caramel, fruity hops, nice bitter component too, a little earthy in places. Finish quie simple, just a continuation of the taste, but that’s nice. Drinkability very high indeed. Good one.
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thin white head. Cloudy golden amber pour. Nice bitterness. A nice IPA
The_Osprey (7340) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold bottle, bottled Aug 2013. Pours a cloudy orange with no head whatsoever even when forced. Smell….Centennial hops - orange, rosewater. Body is medium and carbonation is low. Taste is orange rind, starburst sweets. Juicy sweet IPA with a bitter finish. Quite nice overall but it’s not setting itself apart. Centennial always seems to overpower everything else.
Marduk (6876) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear dark amber color. Small size head, stays. Hops, candy, sweet, fruity notes in aroma. Sweet, hops, caramel in flavor. Nice one.
teddybeer (3638) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with an off-white head with long duration and good lacing. Aroma has resins, pine and citrus notes with a good maltiness. Flavor is malty, slight caramel, notes of peach, citrus, orange and grapefruit. The final has a decent bitterness with good duration.
Zer0 (1215) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow. Aroma is zesty, yeast, citrus and grass. Taste is quite bitter and light sweet. Some farmyard taste aswell, maybe saison-ish. Medium body with soft carbonation.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours murky orange brown with some yeast floater and no head and just a few soapy bubbles. Aroma is light caramel with lime and orange peel, tea tanins, very dry with some alcohol kick. Not a lot of carbonation, almost flat. That said, I enjoyed it more after I got over the initial let down, quite suppable really and pleasant lingering fruity taste. Not quite what I was expecting from an IPA.
Garrold (4756) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from House of Trembling Madness bottle shop, York. Deary me, this is an ugly beer! Chicken gravy, anyone? Aroma is overripe satsuma. There’s some treacle toffee. And then some oily, petrol type thing going off... Taste and palate is slick and oily. Shortish, dry finish. I was hoping for a lot better.