AleRider78 (1408) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017 Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a moderate just off-white head. The nose shows English crystal malt and earthy/herbal hop notes. German and English varietals of the latter seem to come through far more perceptibly than any U.S. species. Pleasing, but seemingly lacking some oomph for the style. The palate shows a mild but noticeable malt sweetness up front, followed by a quite strong note of fresh hop flavor in the mid-palate to finish. The latter is a note unlike any I’ve experienced in an IPA, and is quite nice; akin to the aromas volatized from the addition of hops to the brew kettle. Again, the flavors are pleasing, but lack the bitterness and hop punch found in excellent versions of the style. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both nicely dialed in. The finish seems almost balanced, with lingering notes of both hop bitterness/flavor and a slight residual sweetness. The general is of a recipe styled after U.S. east coast and/or English versions of the style. Overall, an interesting concept and a pleasing beer, if not quite up to the task of being a truly aggressive IPA.
Pours a large frothy light brownish head that gives off thick dirty lacing. Has a clean amber appearance. Aromas of citrus and floral hops. Flavours are pretty bitter, spiced citrus hops, oranges and coriander. Notes of sweet malts such as toffee and light caramel. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. mild warming sensation. Tingling mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste, not offensive. Not too bad, but nothing special. jenznett (196) - GERMANY - JAN 30, 2017
Flasche von Globus. Wunderbarer Beerenduft. Trüb Braunes Bier mit viel Schwebstoffen. Fester Schaum. Im Antrunk starke Malz- und Brotnote. Mittlere Bitterkeit. Im Geschmack finden sich die roten Beeren leider kaum. nybol (2311) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2016
Hold da op en humle-øl! Den er rigtig godt humlet, så man bliver tør om munden. Smagt i en blindsmagning, og det første alle sagde var "IPA!" ruigo (3081) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear copper with a nice off-white head. Caramel, citrus, herbal and fruity aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is bitter with caramel and fruity notes. Overall, quite drinkable. ClaudeB04 (406) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle at Crossfire. Nice amber colour white head.
Hoppy nose, grapes taste.
The bitter finish was a nice companion to the "diablo" burger I was enjoying.
FunkyF (1290) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Flaska från Quickly i Danmark. Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Dov fruktig doft med bra maltsötma. Gräddig känsla med trevlig fruktighet. JPDIPSO (6261) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Clear copper color with a full, ecru colored head. Nice lace. Green hops aromas dominate. Hints of fresh herbs and lightly caramelized malts in the background. Flavors are quite dry. Dry white toast comes to mind. Mild bitterness with a some grapefruit zest and pith. Not much depth to this one. Rather linear. Last bottle of the six pack and it seems that I’ve been less excited about trying each successive one. 7/10
olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle at Crossfire Bar in Luxembourg. Hoppy smell with grape and pine. Similar taste with caramel malty backbone. BKHansen (91) - Praestø, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Flaske. Rav farvet med en flot hvid skum krone og en krydret-humlet duft.
Aroma: Frugt og humle.
Smag: Masser af humle, citrus-frugter og bitterhed i eftersmagen.
En vel afbalanceret IPA. Michael27 (2280) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken. Dunkles Bernstein mit weißem Schaum im Glas. Riecht fruchtig säuerlich (Lagerungsfehler?). Fruchtig-tannig im Antrunk. Hinten raus leichte Bittre.