Alengrin (5893) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2018 shortt1 (11) - - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
at the start the aroma is very much cascade. the taste is very smooth, as a finish the hop flavour is much stronger. Over all a great beer
Bottle from a gift pack received as a present, cheers Jean! "Cornish IPA" brewed with Maris Otter and hopped with three New World hop varieties. Very intricately cobweb-lacing, tenacious, eggshell-white, thick head, coarse and irregular, slowly breaking here and there but nevertheless very stable, over a warm and pure golden blonde beer with 'old gold' hue and a very diffuse haze of yeastiness throughout, so diffuse that the beer seems cristal clear and filtered at the beginning, but turning it ever more hazy as the rest of the bottle is emptied in the glass. Fragrant, lively, almost 'spring-like' nose of dried southernwood, fresh lime zest, dried camomile, cold lemon butter sauce, lilies, pomelo peel, white bread crust, rosegarden, straw, lavender, faint bath foam, something remotely vanilla orchid-like. Crisp, clean onset, typical 'English' background fruitiness of green pear, unripe pineapple and red apple peel, sharp carbonation adding a lot of 'crystalline mineralness', lively, but stinging a bit much for any IPA - or even any Anglo-Saxon ale style 'tout court'. Nonetheless remaining sufficiently smooth, with a lean, bit oily body; very cereally, 'white' bready backbone, pale malt graininess with a subtly softening edge, leading upwards to an increasing hop bitterness, apparent already before the proverbial middle of the tongue and coating the back of the mouth in a resiny layer of spicy, rooty, zesty and tonic water-ish bitterness, whilst releasing uplifting retronasal aromas of fresh grapefruit peel, wormwood leaves and bitter garden flowers. Ends resiny, firmly bittering and dry, with a hint of powdery yeastiness peeping through - especially after the sediment has been added. Interesting case: basically your average modern English golden ale, but 'pimped' with New World hops, although not quite in the same way the Americans would do it (or would have done it years ago, i.e. ignoring that current NEIPA hype): here the nose offers a whole garden of fragrant subtropical spring flowers, whereas in the taste, little of this delicate fragrance is left and a resiny, stout-hearted bitterness becomes dominant. The combination of both, however, makes this a surprisingly fascinating beer - thoroughly English, but with a somewhat alienating, exotic touch. Which, if I am well-informed since I haven't made it there yet, fits the Duchy of Cornwall quite well - so if interpreted like that, this could not have been more Cornish. Feels like an exotic trip close to home, weirdly. bartlebier (4216) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2018
500ml bb09/2018 (BL sampler 2018). A nearly foreign, amped hop bitterness composed through restrained orange jaffa cake malts yields a mid-thin Lady Grey of a fragrant, lean UK IPA. Aroma of almond, bergamotte, orange served on metal. Some cracker malt bite, dry and elegant finish. JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Pale golden pour - the nose is slightly sweet. Has a bit of light fruit and some pepper. A bit of grass and woodsy bitterness. There's a touch of pepper and a little bit of grass. Seems a bit aged. Assertive bitterness though. Nikokaoja (413) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - DEC 8, 2017
8. 12. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Aroma a bit held back, a hint of Corn in it (no pun intended)? Almost clear golden colour with decent head. Some yeast flowing in the glass. Taste is a real let down, watered down, no malt, some hops later on, but fairly strange mix. Lightbodied, med carb, with a dry finish. Weird. Funny. Strange. Almogabar (95) - MARIA DE HUERVA (ZARAGOZA), SPAIN - DEC 6, 2017
Botella de 500 ml adquirida en el supermercado Tesco de Battersea (Londres). Color amarillo dorado. Espuma blanca no muy persistente. Aromas a resina, hierbas y cítricos. Sabor suave, amargor medio. Notas herbales, frutas tropicales.
W42ren (9) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017 does not count
citrus, resin, leaves, vanilla, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, frothy, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, light sweetness, average carbonation, long finish, thin feel, medium body, JDsz5 (55) - - NOV 30, 2017
Aroma 6. Appearance 2. Taste 8. Palate 4. Overall 13. Nice hoppy aroma but not very strong. Taste bitter and lemon, dry finish. A good medium IPA. sephyrott (274) - - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 500ml from bottle bought at Tesco. Lightly hoppy IPA, easy drinkable. Pale yellow and soft aroma. More carbonated and slightly stronger than the cask version macca147 (757) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2017
Pint bottle. Pours a pale and clearish orange gold with a white head. Aroma: pine, peach, grapefruit and mild citrus notes. Taste: pine, citrus, peach, grapefruit, nettles, mild tropical and biscuity malt flavours. Mild earthy flsvours. Thin to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Mild sweetness followed by moderatr lingering bitterness. Easy drinking and quite pleasant, without being unique or amazing. Good attempt at the style nevertheless. Graeme1989 (4) - - NOV 10, 2017 does not count
Nice and hoppy with some fruit notes to it. Clear golden in colour. A fairly smooth IPA.
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