The_Osprey (9876) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2018
December 2017 - Tasting at One Canada Square. Bottle shared with big thanks to Ade. As 'Holgate Brewhouse Millennium Falcon', 9.5%. Golden yellow, translucent, still, foamy off-white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is resinous, musty. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is again resinous, little sugary and citrussy malt, little mint, spiced finish. Quite good. (7-4-7-3-15=3.6) madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
18th December 2017mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
T42 Christmas Bottleshare. Big thanks to Tips for the Aussie bottle hall. Light haze on this gold beer, small white head. Light palate, semi-dry and with decent fine carbonation. Smooth but thin malts, sweetish. Mild peach, a little ripe citrus. Smooth pine and light pineapple. Mild hop spice. Smooth finish. Pretty good.
Bottle shared on Level 42, Christmas tasting 18/12/2017. Many thanks! A mostly clear bright golden yellow coloured pour with a loose white head. ARoma is nice woody, pine, jammy, light sweaty hop, semi sweet simple malts. Palate is semi sweet, resinous, moderate carboantion, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet, juicy, pear, orange rind, juicy, moderate carbonation, . nice. MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
18Dec2017 Overripe tropical fruits, rotting mango and papaya, bittersweet citrus fruits, floral notes, wet straw. Slightly hazy gold, tiny, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, guava, candied citrus fruits, orange, marmalade, soft carbonation, full bodied. Decent, rich and intense. Bottle shared at Level 42 - sourced from Purvis Cellars, Melbourne. Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Tipple. Pours clear yellow with a small, foamy white head. Lightly aged pine needles in the nose, ripening lemon, pale bread. Light to medium sweet flavour with further pale bread, low bitterness, fairly Ricky citrus fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with more bready pale malts, low bitterness, ripe lemon. Good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (21818) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle split at the L42 Xmas Boost Up '17, thanks to Tipple, 18/12/17.
Lightly hazed golden with a decent off white head.
Nose is grassy, dusty hop, spice, grains, orange pith, pineapple.
Taste comprises light spice, pine, orange pith, grass, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with grassy hop bitterness.
Ok old skool DIPA. Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle at L42. It pours lightly hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is soft, sweaty, oily, apricot, peachy, brioche, sherbet, fruit cake and biscotti. The taste is dry, soft, sweet, oily, sugary, apricot, peach, fruit cake, orange muffin, touch of spice, grass and straw with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Hides abv well. Not bad. jmgreenuk (10519) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 8, 2016
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phloen Chit, Bangkok. Poured a hazy light orange colour with a round white head. The aroma is big orange peel zesty citrus and alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a smooth, rich tropical citrus, light alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
For 10.5% the alcohol is reasonably well hidden and with bags of fruit that seems to keep it there. Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
500mL bottle from Beer Cartel. 2015 vintage
Deep orange gold body, creamy cm of head persists.
Hop driven aroma - melon, apricot, pine, grapefruit, passionfruit, with toasty cracker biscuit sort of malt in there.
Full bodied, slick, oily with hop resin, long palate, smooth carbonation.
Sticky body riddled with hops - toasted crusty malt lays the foundation early in the piece then is trumped by lashings of grapefruit, orange rind, pine sap, passionfruit pulp, unripe apricot & peach, rockmelon. Bitterness is somehow well adjusted (surely not 100IBU?), smooth finish.
Very good IIPA! Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 9, 2016
Tap. Cloudy, amber, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & long finish.