surething_ii (793) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2017 foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark yellow ale with big fluffy white head, the aroma hit me as soon as I opened the bottle. Powerful fruits aroma with the citrus notes from the hops. Flavor is awesome pale malts and finishes bitter and dry. A very nice example of how an IPA can be complex and fruity without going nuts with overhopping or going high-gravity. An IPA for those who prefer a more "authentic" feel. Tastes like it was brewed with great care not to stray into the trendy IPA territory.
Bottle from Lidl I believe.
...and actually has doubts about this being IPA. In aroma I catch more alcohol that I would like to especially considering voltage. Tastes bitter and hoppy enough but again I'm lacking citruses and all the lovely part I love in IPAs. Not impressed Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 9, 2017
From Apr 2008
This pours from 500ml bottle a clear and bright yellow gold with a 1 finger head of foam. It turns cloudy with the second pour. Hey, it's bottle conditioned. Btw, very good head retention.
The smell has a lot of sweet malt on the nose along with some fruit. Very nice. Oh, and there's a touch of citrus peeking its way through.
The taste is yummy! English IPA? You bet and the difference from most American IPAs is in your face right off the bat! Sweet malt dominates the initial taste but I also find it very fruity and then there's some bready notes and a good lemony hop kick to balance things out. I really like how the hops and malt interact with each other here...overall light sweetness and light bitterness. Makes for a perfect balance and I could drink a lot of this as the abv makes it very sessionable.
The mouthfeel is kind of light but works, the carbonation is also light, and it finishes with a lemon hop flavour that is fairly long lasting. Very tasty and very refreshing, and I'd guess, at least fairly fresh. I'm guessing because I can't make heads or tails out of the code on the bottle: F9 039. I'll buy this again, no problem!
Cost: US$4.99 spyros (75) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2017
Fľaška. Také celé nejaké priemerné ako keby remeselné europivo. Vcelku ani sklamanie ani nadšenie, také nič. janribbe (51) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
Brödig, humle och malt, karamell.Smak och doft av russin, karamell, malt. Rund och fin. martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle, BB 25.02.2018 (from Stockmann). Pours dark golden with whiteish head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, citrus, medicinal. Flavor is sweet and bitter, black tea, fruits, malt, caramel, carrots. Finish is black tea bitter. Carbonation is high. Overall: solid.
NallePalle (706) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2017
Half pint @ O’Neill’s, Uppsala. Overall pleasant ale, not too hoppy despite its name. In my opinion, quaint appearance of "leverpastej", or "sylta" in aroma. john44 (3400) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Pale Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus-fruit, oranges. Hoppy; floral and grassy spicy hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Mildly bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Bitter dry hoppy finish. Flavoursome. Very drinkable. (2009-07)
Marduk (8401) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
500ml bottle (as "Gluten Fee Ridgeway IPA"). Clear amber color. Medium size, bubbly beige head, stays. Dirty, herbal, grainy, some sweetness in aroma. Sweet, grainy, caramel, some herbal hops in taste. Sweet caramel and hoppy bitterness in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Drinkable brew. kamanova_boy (408) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Firm white head, flowery aroma. Very smooth and greasy IPA, slightly citrus taste, refreshing. suurjuust (3767) - ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear golden beer, medium white head, quickly diminishing, leaves a thin layer on top of the beer. Nose is pale malt, hops with some floral notes thrown in, some honeyish notes. Flavor is malts, some mild sweetness that transforms into a light dryness in the finish, which also has some herbal bitterness and light fruit notes. Very drinkable, simplistic, but works well enough.