Skarecrow (873) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that lasted a good while, reducing to a thick residue and had nice sheets of lacing.
The aroma was a tad sweet with a grain malt, pine and citrus hops and a sweaty yeast, with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit & orange) and a mild fruity ester in that rested in the background.
The taste malty sweet with a big dose of caramel and a mild fruity presence in the beginning, then slowly progressed into a mildly hoppy taste with a bitter citrus peel finish. The flavor was short in duration with a mild bitter-sweet citrus taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body with a dry creamy texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall a very impressive brew with a great caramel sweetness which offset the hops extremely well...
Hazy dank brown with sudsy head.
Slight hop action in the aroma - the malt dominates.
Medium bitterness with malty palate and vague hop action.
For an IPA I expected more. Average.
Jury (288) - RUSSIA - DEC 12, 2016
Вкусный IPA. Хороший мягкий вкус и аромат, а так же горьков& послевк& Дата розлива 18.01.16. (Bottle 0,65/ 6,8%) shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. Nutty toffee malt, quinine, and grapefruit peel aroma. Cloudy dark amber with large light tan head. Mildly sweet nutty toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal grapefruit peel flavor. Good body. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish. tmalaher (306) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Dark Amber color, not much foam. Slightly bitter taste, with some malt and caramel. Very nice middle of the road ale, I would not call it an IPA.
vanvenlo (1910) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Leo’s Hartwell bottle(25-Mar-16)Berry herbal spice aroma.Cloudy brown,good head&spider lace.Big berry herbal flavour.Bitter herbal berry finish&berry spice resin aftertaste. Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Herbal hop malt spice aroma. Murky brown colour great head and lacing. Malt herbal hop spice flavour. Smooth lingering palate. Bricks (1148) - Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Great reddish brown appearance w/ small amount of foamy head. Smell of floral notes, malt, with a touch of hops. Quite bitter, pretty strong on the hops, some citrus, not very complex. Percy0103 (777) - MEXICO - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy brown beer with a lot of sediments and a small brown head. Aroma is of dried fruits. Taste is bitter with a strange aftertaste that reminds me of malt, spices and dirt. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and astringency. Very unusual IPA with none of the traditional hoppy character. Sdaniel90 (1096) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. Opaque brownish with a frothy tan head and visibile sediment. Musky caramel and floral hop aromas. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Dry and oily, with low to no sweetness and a stinging fruity bitterness. Intense spicy character and astringency. Harsh with very rooty flavors. Unusual ale, not unpleasant but not the most drinkable. Reminds me of cheap whisky watered down with mineral water.