Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours an almost clear yellow with a yellowish head. Strange and unclean aroma of citrusy hops. Quite full-bodied, very bitter citrusy hops that leave a somewhat astringent and very dry finish. 150509 Leighton (23093) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle at 4:20. Clear, vibrant, dark gold pour with a sturdy, white head. Light pine, hop aroma, some mild grass and cat pee. Lightly sweet, plenty of grass and mild resin. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, lingering piss and grass. Nice beer. Koelschtrinker (22493) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Starr bitter-säuerlicher Hopfen empfängt einen im Antrunk, im Mittelteil wird er sogar etwas beißend. Das Bier wirkt meist sehr trocken, wenige grasige Fruchtnoten sind im hinteren Teil präsent. Deutlich zitrusartig, im Nachgeschmack alkoholisch brennend. Runder wird das Bier mit Zugabe der Bodenhefe. Solides aber nicht wirklich besonderes IPA. 9/10/9/8/11/9
fiulijn (21523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2009-08-30, bottle, courtesy of Alex Liberati, 8-4-8-4-16=40saxo (20026) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Hazy blond color; small head; nice lace. Powerful aroma of Nelson Sauvin, passion fruit over anything else, a bit sweaty. Medium body strength; it’s a strange but pleasant combination of Belgian style spicy ale with North American fruity hops. Very pleasant.
2009-05-15, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-7-4-16=39
Hazy golden color. Very nice hoppy aroma, more delicate than other Nelson Sauvin beers, therefore it’s easier to find something more than grapefruit, there is also some passion fruit and a grassy touch. Good flavor, malt with Belgian character. Strong bitterness. Big warming final.
2009-03-22, draught at IBF 2009, Milan, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Hazy golden color; small creamy head. Impressive aroma, grassy grapefruit. Good caramel flavor, medium sweetness, strong hopping, resiny, a lot of citrus fruits. An extreme, beautiful brew.
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Medium head with medium duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, citrus, grass and notes of caramel.
TBone (18670) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled (at ChrisO, "base").
Orange color, small white head, some lace. Strong aroma of orange and tropical fruits. Very citrus acidic flavor, lime, lemon grass, kiwi, mango. Quite fruity. A bit alcoholic. Interesting. Would like to try other versions as well. FatPhil (17511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2010
375ml bottle (?, Rome)yngwie (17367) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2009
Rich reddy orange, tiny head. Rich fruity aroma, fleshy fruits. Taste also fruity, peachy and sweet, but also quite bitter. Dare I say it, it’s quite woody in the mouth. Very biting bitter hops, but just within the bounds of sensibilities. Finish dominated by the bitterness of the hops, I’m not sure I’ll be able to detect any detailed differences for the next one in the series after this.
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Bottle, 37,5cl corked, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a clear, golden body with a nice, white head. Sourish nose with smoke, some notes of rubber, alcohol and a good dash of citrusy hops. Astringency, some smoke, dusty sourness, some rubber in the flavor, with a too rubbery finish. Full-bodied and astringent. I dislike the rubber in the beer, but it’s far from a bad one. Wonder where they hid all the alcohol. (090515) Benzai (16999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
It’s been awhile since I tasted this beer. I remember the smell being very very good. I believe it had a nice bitter, pretty hoppy taste though not as much as some other IPAs. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
A: The pour is copper in color with a finger of off-white head.
S: There is some citrus to the nose, particularly orange and grapefruit peel. However, it’s definitely on the sweet side. Lots of caramel and toffee malt aromas with a touch of pine on the back end.
T: As I had expected, the flavor was definitely sweet, too. Seems sort of oxidized, although it hasn’t been barreled. Caramel, toffee, bread, and stale sugar. Orange and grapefruit peel provide the bulk of the hop flavor and there is some pine bitterness on the back end.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Far too sweet to really enjoy it as an IPA, especially with the hop flavors being the way they are (sort of stale).