Bygers (1185) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle 0,33l. Pours s copper coloured beer with white head. Slight aroma, citric hops but also a little malt. Definitely hoppy but with a smoky malt background. Medium carbonation. Finish is lingering and bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rasmus40 (20807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Mads. Light hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190116 whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2016
Burned orange with a very thin, crisp white head. Spiced aroma with some reasonably hefty malt scents present, dark caramel. Decent upfront bitterness, herbal and earthy hop flavours, cracked pepper and slight citrus. Malt backbone not as strong as label promised but still there slightly. Medium body with good carbonation, lingering bitterness. It’s ok. DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
330ml bottle poured into a shaker glass. Aroma - citrus and pine. Not as big on the nose as other IPAs but more than your standard pale ale. A slightly cloudy deep golden honey colour. White foam that on the first pour came to about one finger. I used the last 50mls or so to really step it up and got to about two fingers with a very lively pour. Held for a minute or two and then faded away to a ring. Some lacing so far, but nothing huge.
Quite a malty and meaty(? - perhaps savoury is a better word) flavour up front; followed by malty sweetness (which despite the label, I didn’t expect from an IPA) and then tartness at the end which lingers on the palate. Would really go well with a strong cheddar or zesty foods like salsa, or a mango chutney (so mexican salads and indian food - no surprises there).
Overall a surprising IPA due to the maltiness. Although I liked it, it isn’t my favourite and not what I had in mind when I thought: "lets have an IPA tonight". It will go very well with the fish tacos tonight, but after every mouthful all I really want is mango chutney.
Nice beer, but not what I was expecting in an IPA. floydian1 (1464) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 3, 2015
Not a bad English-style IPA from Gage Roads. From a 330ml bottle it pours unfiltered amber-brown with a medium eggshell-white head that reduces to a stable film. Nose and tongue is malty and earthy with floral hops and orangey citrus. Finishes with a light dry hop bitterness. Medium body with a soft carbonation and easy drinkability.
mrjez (622) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2015 Bottle. Pours a gold-amber with some biscuit malt and citrus aroma. Tastes good, a solid sweet malt base with a nice level of hopping for a Brit IPA. Earthy caramel notes, a touch of fruit, smooth to drink. Worth a try. DylansDad (642) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2015
Malt, yeast, pepper, and a gin-like juniper twang. Light at the front, with the pepper lingering at the back. Not bad. TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Slight aroma, citric hops but also a little malt. Nice copper coloured beer with white head. Medium carbonation. Not as bitter as I expected. Definitely hoppy but with a smoky malt background. Finish is lingering and bitter. A bit understated but drinkable. k0mpsa (2970) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle from bws, broadbeach. Clear copper color, white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Malty body but nice kick of dry hops. jinroh (1600) - ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours amber, mediocre head, stays for a bit. Aroma is toasted bread, breadcrumbs, some caramel. Taste has also some caramel, bit of hops (not much though), malt base is strong. Drinks well but for me it feels more like a malty pale ale than IPA.