joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours amber, one finger quick slightly off white head. Little lace, no retention. Aroma of caramel and herbs. Taste is sweet, lightly earthy bitter. Light bodied, lively carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes earthy bitter and dry. Tasting notes of herbs, grass, caramel and pear. This drinks more like an English bitter than an IPA. Different but drinkable. SotallyTober (113) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
copper pour with thin off white head. there’s a orange, floral, and sour dough aroma. flavors of bread, grass, grapefruit, and lemon. nothing spectacular but enjoyable overall. ttoadee (1659) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Orange pour, quick white head. Nose is malt, hint of hops. Bitter. Middle is medium malt backbone and hop flowers. Finish is dry and bitter. Pretty good. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a hazy orange. Has a malty, caramel and orange aroma. Taste is malty with caramel and fruits with citrus hops. A dry aftertaste. Idiosynkrasie (8195) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small, frothy, fading, minimally lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma, minimally floral, a touch of apple, gooseberry, grainy, biscuity background. Taste is minimally sweet malty, slightly fruity and floral hoppy, a touch of gooseberry, apple, diluted plum wine. Old school, British, boring.
Borresteijn (7595) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
35cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl. Golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, light malty, a bit herbal, floral and earthy. Flavour follows, subtle floral and earthy bitterness with some toffee. Light bodied. Decent English IPA. Iznogud (4683) - CROATIA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from Coppers 8 till 8, Newcastle. Shared with JFK10000. Pours orange with off-white head. Light fruits and toasted malty aroma and flavor. Sweetish with dry bitter finish. Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 My first beer from this brewery. Clear orange blonde with low sparkling, under a medium, lightly lacing, very regular, finely textured, clotted cream-coloured head. Aroma is not unlike many of the blonde Belgian ales hopped with Fuggle / Styrian Golding: an earthy, elegant, somewhat soapy and minty hoppiness remaining gentle enough to leave space for fruity esters and sweetish malts. I get brown bread, marmelade, soap, young cheese, mango, some caramel, hazelnuts, faint hint of eucalyptus, acacia honey, dough, peach and biscuit - in all: strikingly weak hop presence for an American IPA. Sweetish onset of honey and candied fruits but in a very subdued, ’quiet’ way, pretty soft carbonation, hint of salty minerals, toasted malts taking over, a bit nutty and ’biscuity’, bittering and in that sense blending well with the ensuing hop bitterness, which retains an earthy, soapy, leafy, peppery character, nothing of the high alpha acids hops I had expected (and, quite honestly, hoped for), yet long and dry, just remaining ’low’ and - frankly - a bit boring. This is not an IPA to me, not even completely in the classical English sense of the word (which was the first thing that sprung to mind when missing the American citrus hops in the nose); this seems to be more close to a (very) hoppy Belgian blonde. Which is not a disappointment per se because in this category it would hold its own pretty well, I just expected American hoppiness from it. wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits and bitter hops in the aftertaste yespr (48895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Sweet, fruity snd slight earthy hoppy. Bitter, drry snd towards herbal. Rather bitter finish.