highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once spent five days in Dunedin. It was raining when I arrived. It was raining when I left. And if it stopped raining at any point over those five days, I must have been asleep. Damn, itís a wet city. You need a decent beer to raise your spirits in that climate, and fortunately, they have a great brewer in Emersons. I wish their stuff was readily available in Australia because it wipes the floor with 99% of our stuff. This tangy IPA poured a cloudy tangerine colour with a 3cm souffle-like head that took an eternity to sag, leaving some clumpy lace. The aroma is highly hop-driven and zesty, with grapefruit notes, resin and faint toffee-like malt. Itís as smooth and lightly carbonated as the rest of their stuff. Itís more subtle on the tongue than the aroma suggested - light and malty initially, with a restrained tartness in the finish. Marginally under-hopped? Itís lip-smacking tasty but might benefit from a more defined finish. Minor criticism. This is a fine IPA, especially for this part of the world. (500ml bottle, International Beer Shop, Perth)
MiP (15394) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma has some flowery fruitiness. Some skub-op-is, lime? Cloudy dark copper colour. Small white head. Aromatic hoppiness in flavour, some maltiness. Dusty aftertaste.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a off-white head. Light sweet hoppy spicy aroma and a sweet hoppy citrus taste. Medium body and a light sweet bitter dry citrus finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Hoppy, light citric bitter aroma. Malty flavor with some bitter citric hops.
Ungstrup (35861) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An unclear orange beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander - like a Wit bier?!? The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, but also quite spicy - with coriander standing out. The end is dry. Quite weird - a hoppy belgian ale? or is it because it was 6 months old or so, though still within the best before date.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange colored and a foamy off-white head. Mild apple and spice aroma with sweet candied fruit notes. Rancid malt and hop flavor with plenty of fruit and some spices. Quite weird and not very balanced.
Lunkie (1863) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt aroma. Orange red colour with good head. Smooth malt sweet flavour with floral tones. Smooth palate.
Stew41 (1964) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dull orange with some lightening at the rim. Good head retention and lacing. Lifted fruity notes, very pure and has good penetration. Very good in the palate, nice broad fruity notes and a little maltiness is arrested in the back of the palate with medium (at best) level of hops. Not particularly bitter but this is an excellent drop, of course putting most beers from the other side of the ípondí to shame.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thick head laces nicely. Cloudy orange body.Very fruity aroma. Not as bitter as I expected from the aroma, relatively thick palate. Light bitterness that does last a remarkably long time. Nice enough. Maybe needs something in the flavour between the light fruity hops and the delayed bitterness.
Sigmund (7038) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500 ml bottle conditioned, thanks to JensenTaster). Deep golden / amber colour, large & lingering fluffy head. Lovely flowery and grapefruity aroma, all from the hops, no doubt. Flavour is dominated by the grapefruity and resiny hoppy bitterness, which is a tad too rough for me in the finish. Long lasting aftertaste. A beer well above average.