Christos (5909) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass, ABV 7%
Pours a beer golden orange in colour but also kind of pale. Almost two fingers of white head, with okay retention an irregular spots of lacing left aroundd the glass.
Aroma of malts, grains, grass, light citrus. Moderate hoppy.
Taste begins sweet but quickly it turns to bitter, with long duration.Citrus fruits, mandarines, grains, grapefruit, little hops.
Medium thin body, average carbonation. Mildly dry palate.
Overall not a bad one, but more of a hoppier belgian ale than an actual IPA. The label states that it’s not a hop bomb but then maybe they should drop the USA from the label.
BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2014
33cl, as Muifel USA IPA, Dutch brew, from Melger’s Haarlem, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, clear, rocky head, nice brew zacgillbanks (5661) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle from Mam & Dad’s holiday, Netherlands. Hazy amber coloured with a massive rocky head of foam. It has an orange and pineapple flavour with tart, zesty orange and pine on the smooth finish. Very good. tricksta_p (5366) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Almost clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malts, grains, citrus, grapefruit, mild hops. Favour is malty, mildly hopped, with a bitter aftertaste. I enjoyed this brew, but it doesn’t pack the hop punch I like in my IPA’s. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Wildeman. Pale golden, frothy head. Fruity hop nose, medium bitterness, hints of grass. Disappointing.
Palme (4861) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
On tap @ Arendsnest. This definitely building up some expectations ad I have been on the wander all day in Amsterdam trying to locate a good hoppy Americanized hoppy punchy IPA on tap, but so far all I have ended up with is 4 mediocre and one bad totally classic English styles one. Yeah, you better deliver now you! It starts off nicely with a light cloudy, or more deep blurry golden orange looking beer, it has a really good looking super lacing and lingering white head. So, the nose: NOOOOOO! ANOTHER’S ENGLISH STYLE!? Not sure what I’ll do now. It’s basically dominated but caramel, sweet malts, burned honey puffs and fruity eastern tones this. Where is the punch? Where are the hops!? Nutty sweet aromas. That’s a downer, but it does not smell bad in any way, just not how I want it to! Thank god it had some citrus in the taste. It’s really mineral waterish but definitely some citrus. The oily in the mouth and it’s wrapped in a soft to average carbonation level. Not sure if I should cry or laugh. I’m neither right now, but I just want a good hoppy American (that’s USA) IPA! This is not that in any way! I’m going to Beer Temple again. At least they had something like that there. 07.03.2014 Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Mitra Tiel. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is hoppy, herbal and fruity. Flavour is malty, hoppy, fruity, fairly bitter. No real hop punch, definitely no usa styled ipa. Watery, thin bodied. A bit disappointing. sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
Poured clear golden with a frothy, disappearing white head. Aroma of zesty citrus and soft malt. Medium, smooth body, flavour is lactic, vanilla and bitter orange with a dry finish. Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
Warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, apricot, light passion fruit, malts. Malty flavour, light bitter, fruity notes. Light bitter finish, malts. Lingering rough bitter note. ShivanDragon (4704) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
(from 33cL bottle @ home)
De laatse van ’t vat blijkbaar, aangezien hij op RB op retired staat!
Donker oranje met witte dichte kraag,
heerlijk vol aroma van hout, grapefruit, zoet en exotisch fruit, hout.
Smaken: grapefruit, fruitig, licht zoet, bittertje Redelijke body, ietwat waterige ondertonen.
Afdronk lang licht bitter, Niettemin heerlijke ipa
jammer als deze echt retired is, dan mag ik hopen dat ze deze opnieuw uit gaan brengen.