Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2017
courtesy of Marco Buraschi - light hazy dark amber-orange beer with a solid creamy beige foam; nice lace; a fair hoppy aroma of quinces and tea; hints of caramel; a good malt backbone, light sweet, a solid bitterness, a bit grainy; long aromatic fruity hoppy finish with hints of spices and flowers; quite dry and juicy SinH4 (4945) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle, many thanks anstei! Slightly hazy amber color with white head. Aroma is juicy tropical fruits, grassy, toasted malts, resinous, bready. Taste is tropical fruits, again toasted malts and a strong pine resin flavour, quite West Coasty. Medium carbonation, slightly warming finish. Works, but it’s hardly a NEIPA, and a bit too sweet, I’d say. Koelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 17, 2017
Danke an anstei. Fruchtig hopfiger, leicht getreidiger Antrunk. Geringe Bitterkeit, grasig, sehr süffig. Runder, vollmundig hopfiger Nachhall. 10/11/11/11/10/11 Sissio (1666) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 26, 2017
bottle @ home (courtesy of Jacopo)
clear copper, cream head
nice hoppy, yellow riped fruit, herbaceous, tropical, lime, carambola, cantaloup, pink grapefruit peel, balsamic
grapefruit, bitter hoppy aftertaste, very drinkable MrTipple (5292) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Tropical fruits, mango, pine, sweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, malty backbone. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More tropical and citrus fruits, mango, orange, some bitterness is coming up, bitter orange, more pine, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent IPA, well-balanced. Bottle offered at CraftGallery, Bern, thanks to Roland!
anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 Bottle at Erzbierschof Monday Club. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is strong tropical fruit and pines, some dank. Body is strong, rather sweet but strongly bitter, lots of backbone, punchy, still very fruity. Matching, soft-ish carbonation. Slightly oily. Lingering fruit palate. Very drinkable while being punchy. Good, but not quite as extreme as a typical NEIPA would be.