The_Osprey (8216) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2017
June 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks Kenny! As ’Du Brabant Plato’s Cave (Batch #5)’, 8%. Matte orange, foamy off-white head leaves light lacing. Aroma has some soap, flowers. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is minerally – flint and chalk, woody, crisp finish. Quite good if you like that chalky hop vibe. (7-4-7-4-15=3.7)
SylvainCFC (273) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
Robe orange, claire, bulles sur la paroi. Col de mousse blanc cassé bien calibré, compact, stable. Nez très houblonné, résineux, pin, douceur malté et légèrement fruitée. Bouche franchement amère, résineuse qui s’épanouit sur une douceur agréable, maltée et très légèrement fruitée (agrume type mandarine). Amertume pamplemousse et zeste d’agrume. Finale longue amère et astringente. Corpulence moyenne à épaisse, texture presque huileuse. Une Imperial IPA sans concession, résineuse, amère avec malgré tout une douceur agréable pour compenser. Bien buvable malgré son ABV. madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
8th June 2017DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is thin and fairly dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Thin malts, some creamy sweetness. Tangy citrus and hop spice. Bruised tropical fruits. Mild orange peel. Light dry spicy finish. The best of this underwhelming series.
75cl bottle shared with friends. Pale orange with a medium white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with subtle fruity sweetness. Pine, resin, tangerine, caramel, citrus and malts. Very good. mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton tasting 08/06/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A hazed deep orange amber a off white head. Aroma is earthy citrus, funky, brett, floral orange rind. Semi sweet Base malts, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet, caramel bitter grassy hop, . Rustic dirty earthy pine hop. Palate is grassy, moderate carbonation. . Dirty hop.
MrTipple (5378) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Dry and bitter citrus fruits, unripe orange, mango, other tropical fruits, grain malts. Hazy gold, medium, off-white. Medium bitter. More bitter citrus fruits, bitter orange, unripe mango, grain malts, yeast, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Weird IIPA, unbalanced. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to madmitch76. 77ships (9947) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2017
750 ml. bottle sampled @ LIBF 2017. Thank you for sharing RB-InBev Belgian crew! Made with lupulin powder. Dark amber orange, little white head. Nose is very nice tropical fruit, orange, pine resin, forward on the fruity stuff. Taste is nice pine citrus, tropical, orange peel, fruity, nice easy fruity, mellow bitter,... Easy orange peel, low dough. Nice stuff in the modern popular DIPA style, lupulin powder is good stuff & this is good use of it. Nice stuff. Theydon_Bois (19789) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle split at Hackney Levels, thanks to Kenny, 08/06/17.
Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white head.
Nose is papaya, light floral notes, grapefruit, straw, sweet malts.
Taste comprises melon, grains, bread dough, spice, orange pith, grapefruit.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close with a rising boost.
Average for style. Leighton (21496) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Mitchy. Pours mostly clear orange with a creamy, white head. Fairly restrained aroma, some pithy citrus, rind, minerals. Light sweet flavour with nips of peach, lots of flinty minerals, orange peel. Medium bodied with active, massaging carbonation. Finishes with more minerality, rindy bitterness, some yeast, pale grains. Uninspiring. Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2017 Bottle at LKS. It pours hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, peachy, apricot, tangerine, stewed fruits, sugary, brioche and bread. The taste is bitter - sweet, earthy, chewy, bitter resin, orange rind, tangerine, leather, cheddar cheese and some alcohol with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit cheesy perhaps. Sits a bit heavy on the palate after a while.