Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Considering that some IPAs are among my least favourite beers (the West Coast versions), this was quite a remarkably good experience. Very mellow, seductive, sweet aroma, nothing of the pungent fruitiness one would expect from an IPA. I’ve no idea whether the Griffin Brewery uses copper kettles, but at least in appearance the copper/amber colour does indicate that this would be a faithful version of a true India Pale Ale. Flavours are crisp, a bit more fruity, with citrus and raspberry - yes, I could taste it: raspberries! This ale is another good example of an intelligent use of hops (as opposed to the London Pride). Even if it’s not a true IPA as per the American school, it’s great beer. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2012
from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier - clear amber-blond beer under a long lasting white and creamy foam; very flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel, earthy notes, medium-bodied; a decent bitterness and a moderate carbonation; quite dry and long flowery hoppy finish with lingering notes of caramel boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours amber..no head. But its on tap.. has sweet aroma.. not a ton of taste..light hopps...just ok Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
Mild aroma is fresh and fruity with toffee caramel and some nuts. Very good aroma. Pours light amber, clear. Short staying head, some lacing. Taste is dryer than aroma. Still fruityness. Maltiness is nice and diverse. Dries in long finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitterish. Liked a lot. Fuller’s makes such nice beers. elosop (403) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Rödblond, lite skum, tämligen bitter. Gör att vara 5,3% ganska svag eftersmak. På det stora hela en medelgod IPA. Re-rate 17/1 -14. Inte alls så besk som de flesta IPA man provsmakat de senaste åren! I övrigt samma betyg.
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from Bierzwerg: One of the first IPAs I tried, and I can still remember it. Golden colour wit small white head. Aromas of citrus, grass, herbs. Nice hoppy taste. Medium body with average to high carbonation. Overall, a nice IPA. mzaar (3389) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Härligt ljusorange skum, som varar länge. Doftar mycket beska. Har också fin beska i smaken, men också en viss vattnighet. Detta gör att ölen känns lite tunn... lite avslagen. Men på det stora hela; helt okey. Eirikur (386) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 18, 2012
Overall a very nice IPA.
Mild and not too hoppy for some.
A good middle of the road IPA gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at CBF 2012. Pours clear amber/golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy, sweet. Taste is citrussy fruity hops, easy bitterness, nice beer.
Holmen1 (5839) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
From tp at Copenhagen Beer Festival: fresh and complex with hints of oranges and raspberries. Well balanced. Splendid stuff, could easily sink a few at a classic English pub!