The_Osprey (9347) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016 HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Reddish amber pour with a medium sized eggshell colored head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus peel, and lots of dankness. Mild caramel malt. Flavor is strongly bitter, tons of citrus peel and grapefruit. Mild grape skins, some pine and hidden booze. Some touches of spruce and evergreen. Nice, very bitter flavor. Medium bodied, fair amount of carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. This is a nice IPA. I like this hop choice.
Bottle share at Canary Wharf as Hermitage Galaxy IPA, 7%. Many thanks to Fergus for this. Hazy dark orange, opaque, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is onion, pine, spice, caramelised orange. Body is smooth, a little foamy. Taste is chalky, floral, light citrus, very dry and chalky, some salt. Quite nice. madmitch76 (25809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
9th March 2016 brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Tower 42 Tasting. Thanks to Fergus. Hazy orange - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crispy. Fluffy malts, mildly sweet, touch of tangy caramel. Tangy orange hops, marmalade, grapefruit and a fair bit of hop spice. Pine into light floralness. Light semi dry finish. Nice.
On tap @ Tied House. Cloudy golden orange beer with a white head. As seems to be the hallmark of the series, a rather strong caramel and malt character here. There is some citrus and fruity hop character, at least. A bit of sweet peach, mango, and dried pineapple. Bitterness of pine and grapefruit come through as well. Finishes sort of harsh, at least in terms of the bitterness. Lacks refinement. mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42 9/3/16. Bottle picked up from bottle barn St rosa. Hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting frothy beige head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit grains, mango, peach, quite SWEet orange rind. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, caramel, rough grains, dirty pine needle. Aggressive dirty pine hop. Palate is grainy, frothy, sticky dirty hop. Harsh bitterness. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 11, 2016
660ml bottle shared at the Mar-16 Level 42 CW tasting, London. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a hazed golden color with large tan head. Aroma is hearthy grapefruit with grass and wood. Taste is harsh bitter with more grass muddy earthy notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh
Theydon_Bois (20905) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle split at the level 42 tasting, thanks to Fergoose, 09/03/16. Leighton (22551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Hazed orange golden with a decent off white cap.
Nose is leafy hop, orange pith, pine, citric rinds, toasted bread.
Taste comprises more leafy hop, grassy, trace of pine, lemon rind, bitter orange, grain.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Fergus. Pours rich, hay orange-gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose holds ripening citrus fruits, orange rind, tangerine, light pine. Medium sweet flavor with a little dry bread, giant caramel, hay, pine needles, crackers. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with more crackery pale malts, pine needles, minerals, orange rind. Fine. Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2016 Bottle at level 42, thanks to Fergus. It pours murky deep gold with a thick, foamy off-white head. The nose is earthy, soapy citrus, brioche, pine needles and grass. The taste is crisp, bitter, pine needles, soapy citrus, grassy, lemon peel, minerals, light spice and straw with a dry, soapy citrus finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Not bad, if a touch soapy. kevinsenn (2293) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
On tap at Tied House. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Very bitter taste. Pine, resin, and citrus. This is a good IPA. slowrunner77 (12997) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2016
My favorite of 4 samples, and one of the best hermitage beers I’ve had (not saying a lot there, but still). Zesty hoppy aroma and flavor of grapefruit and underlying tropical fruit.