Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange/brown colour with a huge foamy beige head. Hoppy aroma with sweet fruits, malt and spices. Flavour is sweetish caramel malt, fruity hops, some spices and yeast. Finish is bitter, medium-bodied. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 Bottle. 12 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vinnie. Merry Christmas. Pours deep tan with a thin, creamy off-white head. Aroma of lavander, chamomile, rosebud, honey, strawberries, soft hay, and some very subtle noble hop notes. Medium, soft body with a rather thin, bitter-hoppy mouthfeel. Finishes with a bit of grapefruit and some clean, Juicy-Fruity flavors rushing forth in the finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Date: September 10, 2011
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy orange, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light spicyess
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bottle. Aroma has notes of flowers and citrus hops, caramel malts, a little rye spiciness and something else (almost cherry cough syrup but very very faint). Medium amber hue with an average white head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Flavor is heavy bitter and medium sweet. Palate is medium/full bodied and watery average carbonation. Overall a solid IPA with a nice twist on the style. Enjoyed it. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
33cl bottle pours up murky amber with copper hues and tall tan head. The modest aroma offers up some citrus and spicy hops as well as faint malt like notes in the background.
The taste is a mix of spicy hops, mineral notes, earthy hops and then sort of a floral and spicy hop bitterness that gets a touch soapy from time to time. The level of hops is about right for the style but they lean heavily toward noble hop like bitterness with scant hop flavor to be found.
thornecb (5878) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel, oat and resin aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel and tangerine upfront turning to resin in the lasting dry finish. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
bottle, beersof europe. A fair amount of sediment in the pour, leading to a hazy red-amber appearance. Yeasty flavour, but not too strong. Good carbonation, hints of dry cherry in the backgorund. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Big and very vast slight fluffy head, stays on this beer for almost the entire time.
The beer itself has a hazy deep dark amber color.
Smell is good hoppy, citrus, pine, bit sharp hoppy and green fresh sharp herbs. Even some light perfume.
Taste is milder than the smell, some hops, light citrus, light fruity, sharper and light fresh herby, a light hint of yeast and medium bitter.
Nice bitter (good warm hoppy) aftertaste.
Low to medium carbo, medium to fuller body, and a light watery texture.
A bit weak in body but the bitterness is pretty good. BeerBaboon (2083) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Colour is hazy orange with white head. Fruity and hoppy. Pretty plain from Struise this time. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a spicy finish.