bbertels (467) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 550 ml,bought in London. Marketed as an ipa, this is, quite rightly, more of a bitter than anything else: smooth, clear and with a distinct taste of alcohol. Extremely little fruit, scant hops. Not my cup of tea but fair enough, I guess.
djoeye (4409) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma; fruity rounded herbal malt character, dark fruity leafy hops to the nose, maybe a small caramel note, all in all a very straight clean aroma. Look; off white modest foam, clear deep golden body. Taste; hops, crystal barley malts, herbs, grapefruit peel, "crystal grain" - leading to a fruity hoppy finish. Feel; clean, easy, natural co2. Overall; quality IPA, a true british one, very british. [50cl.btl 5.7% BB.28APR17 #B6088]
Wischylini (297) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance Pours a clear amber, with a medium white head
Aroma Lightly kilned malt, British hops, ie. floral and mildly earthy, biscuits, soap
Taste Very sweet up front, with a mildly bitter finish
Palate Medium body, low carbonation
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Deep hazy amber, with a small, fluffy off-white head. ***
Nose: Mildly sweetish aroma of orchard fruit, biscuit malt and a hint of floral hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, hardly watery. Soft carbonation. ***
Taste: Nice balance of bitter, flowery hops and softer malts at the start, some generic fruitness, too. Maltier in the middle, but still bitter, with some lemon. Finish is medium bitter, again hops & malt in equal balance. Lasting, mediumb bitter hop aftertaste. ***
Impressions: Better than I expected after the fairly mediocre reviews I read on Ratebeer - but they shouldnít have printed the "IPA" this big - itís not an IPA. Instead, expect a solid best bitter, very well balanced, just a tad thin for the ABV, but highly drinkable. Good mainstream ale.
Svarun (130) - - AUG 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, small white head. Aroma of floral hops. Medium body with some bitterness. Dry finish. Good.
docrty (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lost my sense of smell in my 20ís after cauterisation procedures so aroma is not on my radar. Tastes pretty good though so palate over nose for me. Very drinkable - my current goto. My preferences have always been bitter and strong. This fits the bill. Consistent. I also believe in the glass bottle as a safe storage mechanism for humans.
Smyles (5) - - JUN 29, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing special but good aftertaste and overall drinkabilty particularly considering the high alcoholic content
Gehbe (411) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUN 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak offwhite head, clear.
Hardly any aroma, some fruits, some malt.
Tastes a bit better - mildly bitter, some caramel and malt. Mild bitter finish.
Nice on the palate - medium body, fairly drinkable.
Sort of a "best bitter" with weak aroma, not an IPA. Drinkable, but I was expecting an IPA.
canddw (100) - - MAY 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber clear beer, quite high carbonation and frothy head. Light, fairly generic hoppy nose with a hint of lemon. Uninspired taste, light, hints of biscuit, caramel, grass, some bitterness in the finish. Inoffensive..
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Desaparecida (6) - Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doesnít really taste like an IPA, although on the new bottles those letters are printed all over the label. Maybe Iíve never tried an IPA with english hops before... The citrus notes are totally missing and it tastes very malty and sweet like bread and caramel.