Monchito_IPA (202) - - AUG 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
De color cobrizo pálido y mucho poso. Poca espuma y poco aroma de entrada, el sabor a fruta pasada se va abriendo camino entre el amargor y la sequedad. No identifico bien esos sabores, quizás melocotón, flores, y algo ácido. Esos 150 ibus no han noqueado precisamente mi paladar. Una ipa agradable, distinta. Me ha gustado, aunque no creo que quede mucho tiempo en mi recuerdo
DSG (12355) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at the "Farewell to Vova Shack" tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas. Hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of slightly stale fruity hops, yeast. Flavor has sweetish malt, a bit of caramel, yeast, and bitter fruity hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
IPA from a Spanish brewing company which is best known in Belgium for its collabs with Het Nest. No gushing, but still the head is towering high, inches thick even with careful pouring, rocky, bath foam-like, egg-white in colour and very dense, leaving thick patches of ’papery’ lacing on the edges; initially clear, deep amber colour with bright orange hue, turning hazy and almost coppery with sediment. Aroma of lemon-scented soap, kumquat, pink grapefruit peel, biscuit, lavender, cloves, ginger, persimmon, sundried tomato, vermouth, dried mango, roasted pine nuts, dry earth, tree leaves, gin, barbecue sauce, bell pepper, carrot - a mixture of Belgian yeastiness, phenolic and estery, with strong hop fragrance. Vivid onset with an unsurprisingly sharp, minerally, souring and somewhat numbing carbonation attacking hints of dried redcurrant, green banana, unripe peach and gooseberry, sourish with a sweet core blending in with a biscuity, nutty malt backbone, becoming strongly toasted in the end, the bitterness of which not just supports, but almost overpowers the drying, resinous, wormwood- and grapefruit peel-like, actually quite harsh hop bitterness, which lasts for a long time along with retronasal phenols (cloves) and floral and earthy hop notes. A soapy effect remains together with a long, tonic water-ish bitterness, a bready and notably sourish yeastiness and lots of toasted malt bitterness. Something went wrong with fermentation here: though I got no gushing, it is still very difficult to pour this beer without ending up with a head of several inches thick, and this visual feature is doubtlessly connected to the - for this style - highly phenolic, yeasty and very earthy character in nose and mouth, making it very ’Belgian’ in its general make-up. I can accept this as a decent ’Belgian IPA’ - whether this was the intention or not - but I can imagine many people expecting a clean Anglo-Saxon IPA will be disappointed. Still, flavour-wise there is not much wrong with this, this beer shows uncompromizing bitterness and personality, from a longneck bottle with a glossy label depicting a female devil... Unexpected and a bit weird, but enjoyable.
kermis (11601) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared, minor gusher. Very hazy orange brown with a huge off white head. Aroma of tart lemon, herbs, urinal cake, light caramel and malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (4224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to deankerm. Slight gusher. Clear amber with huge fizzy beige head. Lemon juice, caramel, rotten wood, bitter herbs, lime, lemon balm. Under medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
ciocanelu (1605) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky amber color with huge, frothy, beige head. Aroma has old, resiny hops and some booze. Taste starts with toasted, nutty malt, old hop character and harsh bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. I suppose the bottle was quite old but still, it has some evident flaws.
Beerbecero (4) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer orange appearance with small bubbles. Fruity aroma and flavor, rather citrus. The foam base is a brown and white head.
Bitterness fair and some resinous aftertaste. Another IPA, but without proper personality.
Palme (4259) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ BierCab. This is a light blurry soft amber colored one. A nice white bubbly head is safely placed on the top and it’s lacing quite nicely as well. A really nice sweet hoppy and fruity aroma on this. Caramel and malts to the balance. It has a oily feeling in the mouth and it’s just below average on the small bubbles. Well bitter almost a little resinous. Piney, dry with hints of wood. Red long fruity tail. Good stuff. 05.08.2014
GenDV138 (6271) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Ultimate Spain Craft Beer & Cider Tap Takeover event. Hazy orange brown with off-white head. Aromas of malt, floral notes, light citrus. Tastes of malt, lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral notes, bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Decent IPA.
vincentvega72 (462) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Donker oranje bier met zéér romige witte schuimkraag. Heerlijk hoppig aroma met geuren van appelsien, citrus, tropisch fruit. 150 IBU dus bitter as hell. Smaken van zeste van appelsien, grapefruit, beetje pomelo. Kurkdroge afdronk en dat bitter blijf je wel even proeven. Zéér goeie ipa voor iemand die van extreem bitter houdt.
MichaelAwesome (6483) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wunderbar hopfig mit Momenten von Zitrusfrüchten. Dazu angenehm keksig und mit einer sehr moderaten Bitterkeit. Einfach zu trinken, der Alkohol unterstützt hier das Aroma wunderbar. Gute Sache.