bonkiedeaap (799) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle from Albert Heijn in The Netherlands.
The beer is hazy yellow colored like a witbier and has a large and stable white foam, carbonation is very good.
The aroma is malty, with notes of wheat, citrus, pines, grass, flowers, grapefruits, orange peels and coriander.
The taste is light to medium bodied with a light sweetness and further very fruity with a nice sourness from the wheat and notes of citrus, pines, grapefruits, coriander and orange peels.
The finish is light dry and bitter and very refreshing.
Shame I've tasted this in autumn. This would be a very nice summer beer. CraftBeerNick (2730) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle at home, 8th October 17. Pours clear straw colour, big head. Aroma is citrus, yeast. Taste is refreshing, pine, yeast, pretty bitter pith. Quite nice, Alengrin (5635) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2017 'White' (so actually 'wheat') IPA from this Dutch 'nomad' brewer operating from Finland, bottle from an Albert Heijn supermarket in Zeeland (southern Netherlands) - quite surprised to see some of his beers pop up there, actually. Very thick and frothy, egg-white, tightly 'papery' lacing, very dense and foamy head over a cloudy straw blonde beer with olive greenish hue and tiny dots of dead yeast floating around everywhere - not a good sign for an IPA, but anyway, this comes from a supermarket so what did I expect... Aroma of lime peel, freshly cut giant hogweed stems, bath foam and hand soap, spoiled cucumber, unripe pineapple flesh, gremolata, powder sugar, sourdough, green apple, banana and even a bit of bubblegum, sweetclover, withering lilies, hints of baker's yeast, chalk, yellow plum, minerals. Very fizzy onset, sharply overcarbonated with a very minerally, initially numbing effect as well as souring a bit, accentuating the cucumber-, unripe gooseberry- and green apple-like sourishness that comes through in the onset with a high amount of somewhat obnoxious acetaldehyde, paired with only a very subdued banana-ish sweetishness; mouthfeel is slick and supple but coarsened by this overcarbonation. Sourish and explicitly (too) soapy 'wheatiness' indeed, sourdough-like, with grainy pale malt edges; meanwhile these sourish fruity hints continue. Gains more and more hop bitterness towards the end (though in the specific context of IPA, "strong hopped" seems stretching things a bit too much); a very herbal, bitter wormwood-like hop bitterness is certainly there and pleasantly lingers, but it remains altogether mild for an internationally intended IPA. It does not miss its drying finish effect though, a bit peppery, and releases green bitter weed and bitter flower aromas retronasally, with an elegantly (lime- or lemon-)zesty touch to it; quite a lot of spicy (cloves) phenols appear as well, alas, interfering too much with the hoppy aromatics. Breadiness from the yeast lingers after swallowing. Quenching and properly bittering, but too high in acetaldehyde for me and too low in malt 'rotundity', with distracting yeast effects that put this beer firmly in the 'Belgian IPA' department. I had better beers from Flying Dutchman. And what's with those ridiculously long names every time? wilde_joost59 (256) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Yellow color, white head. Nice aroma of hops and citrus. Nice taste, but aftertaste a bit flat. Benzai (16528) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle [must be thanks to VastActiv] @ home. Clear pale yellow color, small white head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Hayish, somewhat hoppy but generally malty (wheaty?) bitter flavor. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.
Gangstergafje (1228) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2017
06-09-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Albert Heijn, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are nice. They are what you can expect from an IPA. The color of the beer is a nice pale yellow. It is really light, and the color is little. The satin cloudiness in combination with the pale color results in a white look. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft white foam is formed with adequate retention.
The smell of the beer is very nice. It smells like a good IPA. I don't smell a lot of malts, but there definitely are a lot of hoppy aromas. The most hop aromas are bitter and refreshingly sour. There are a lot of nice fruity tones, mostly citrus fruits. I smell grapefruit, orange and lemon zest, lemon and some lime, a hint of passion fruit. It's like a healthy fruit smoothy. Lovely.
The taste is also very nice. There are some sweet malts, the lovely citrus fruits of the hops, but also some piney hop flavours, a hint of oakwood, some grape, some berries. I also taste a slightly full yeast flavour, giving a nice organic kind of sweetness. They remind me a bit of a Witbier. The smell also did this. The orange zest aroma and flavour, as well as som spiciness, have something of a Witbier. Nice. The beer is bitter, refreshingly sour and well balanced. I like it.
The palate of the beer is good. Medium body, slightly sticky texture and high carbonation. The finish is nice. It contains a lot of hops, less fruity and more piney. Also te oaky touch and the yeasts are present. Very nice. I like this one. Psytron (2446) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Smell of hops, some citrus. Hazy pale yellow colour, high white head. Aroma of hops, yeast, some orange peel. IPA with some witbier-like notes. Bitter. Fizzy carbon, light body. vipinvelp (4510) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Light opaque yellow, white lacing foam head. Decent hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Don’t know what the name hints to, still OK beer. (Katwijk 201708) squzzi (39) - Wijchen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2017
Way too citrus-ish for me. White colour with a good head. Very sour in my opinion.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone vinivini (2828) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle. Foggy golden. Big fluffy head. Aroma: New World hops, wheat, pale malts. Light body. The taste is dry enough. The hops are dominant. Citrus, flowers. Medium bitterness. Smooth. Good summer beer.