varanid99 (1315) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2017
Amber, slightly hazy pour with a tight beige head which holds up well. Aroma is big tropical fruit: pineapple, passionfruit, spice, biscuity malts. Taste is malty but with a big piney, resiny kick, fairly high bitterness and a bit of spice. I’ve been liking the influx of gose and NE IPA lately but this was a refreshing punch in the face ALLOVATE (3055) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2017
Wow, ’Palate Wrecker’ has nothing on this bitter bomb. Hazy, deep orange amber with a messy wash of off-white suds atop. Dominant pineapple fruit comes through on the nose mingled with hints of tangelo, lemon peel, passionfruit and resinous, herbaceous hops. Twist this and reverse it for the palate. Raw, acridly bitter hop buds, flowers, leaves, stems, roots, possibly the earth surrounding it. Is this made with Uncle Sam and Tetra hop oils also? Just rough to drink. Dry, astringent end with a menthol, phenolic, smoky, plastic finish. Soapy in mouthfeel and lathering leaving the tongue covered in an obscure film. Body seems on the lighter side even as it warms. Rye is lost under the weight of ’pernicious weed’, malt and yeast is quite bready ending in it being heavy in the stomach. Just hard to drink. Piney, like sucking on a toothpick for the aftertaste.Just not enjoyable at all. Understand this is not a fresh sample, but seriously that should mean this would have mellowed and oxidised slightly. This was RAW! (33cL can, Illegible date stamp, but I guess well over being a collab. from 2015, Cellarbrations Carlisle) melush (4414) - SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
33cl Can @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
Hazy brownish amber olour with a thick tan head.
Aroma is rye, berries, toffee, caramel, biscuit, passion fruit.
Taste is rye, malt, biscuit, berries, peach, herbs.
Light to medium body, moderate to heavy carbonation. zacgillbanks (5418) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy dark amber coloured with an earthy, spicy rye and slight smoked beechwood flavour followed by oak, red fruit and spices on the warming finish. Very good. Andrus86 (686) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2016
CAN. Hazy copper pour with big foam head.. Sweet candy nose with fruit hops at back end of the nose.. Sweet malt to start, good hoppy bitter middle finishing with a fresh hop flower palate.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
gegwilson (3784) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
pours hay and a ruby colour with a big frothy cream head. really nice fruity aroma with a little pine. The taste has plenty of bitter hp with pine especially over a malty rye base. nice and drinkable. Good beer. GoufCustom (2122) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2016
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2016
330 ml can bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.
Looks: Translucent amber colour with a cloud of misty yeast particles; One and a quarter finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and zero carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with strong grapefruit and citrus, pineapple, passion fruits, honey, caramel, strong floral, sugar, pine, resins, strong spices, biscuits, lemon and strong fresh grass.
Taste: Close to light sweet Ale malt, with strong grapefruits, caramel, strong floral, molasses, pine, resins, earth, strong spices, dry biscuits, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Close to medium body. Dry, slick, creamy and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Good maltyness in a fairly thick background. Tangy rye malt as in strong spices and dryish, very smooth feel. Strong zesty grapefruits with pine, earth and good resin ooze. Biscuity with strong lemon to round. Comfy and nice!
Hoppiness: Strong grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruits, strong floral, pine, resins, lemon and fresh grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, strong floral, pine, resins, earth, strong lemon and strong grass in taste;
Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent spicy malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Creamy and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one’s has rye aplenty with such a nice smooth body and spicy tangy taste. Great looks, malty with lots of fresh citrusy hops to pump up the volume. Probably one of the best Rye IPA I’ve had for a long time. Will buy again for sure!
Tropical,even lychee hops. Thick malts, English fermentation. Lie carbonation, giving a juicy bitter feel. Not at all crisp, but a soothing drinker. Touch of smoke like malts without that particular smoke aroma. Interesting beer, much enjoyed it. (33cl bottle from Etre Gourmet) CacheManyHose (757) - HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2016
Drank at PP the day after cousin Jonathan's wedding. Lots of grapefruit, bright resinous bitter hop. Body is bitter, pith, frothy finish. Nice. HKdIPA (841) - HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2016
Can from SIPS at PP. Hazy muddy dark amber pour. Tannish head. Aroma is muddy. Taste is tart and malty - British style IPA. So so.