mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at B’s Craft Beer Lounge, pours s cloudy opaque yellowish orange with a tiny head. Aroma is quite dry, with lots of pithy notes from the seabuckthorn, tart citrus and light hoppy astringency. Flavour is fruity and tart, with pith upfront from the seabuckthorn, tartness from the berries and medium funk. Not terribly cohesive, with a lot of earthy yeast ones. Not great.
Ferris (13485) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bright sour citrus peel. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Herbal and bitter tart peel. Herbal and tart, but not great.
SinH4 (3637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is tart berries and yoghurt. Taste is an immediate sour and bitter kick, like a seabuckthorne yoghurt (never had one, don’t even know if they exist, but this is how I would imagine one). Finishes rather weak. I am generally a fan of these modern sour fruit IPAs, but this is hardly IPA at all. It’s more like a bitter berry yoghurt. A bit disappointing
Pdubyah (667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The tartness is from the juniper which seems to add a fruity thing too. Not sure I got what seabuckthorn is or does. Hazy orange beer, with no head or lacing. Initial shock of bitterness and then it just ends up as a slightly tart sour beer of little merit really. Sometimes these things are a revelation, this one wasn’t
lownote (556) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jeez that?s a strong fruit aroma. Like a very tart fruit. I?m awful at identifying fruits, so I?ll look at the bottle. Okay, juniper berries makes sense. I?m going to toss those in my next ipa, now. I have no idea what the other thing is. Sea Buckthorn Juice? Danish people are weird, and have weird stuff. And I?m like, .25 danish. That doesn?t sound real though. Pours cloudy with an OK head. Taste is like tart juice. Seriously. I don?t taste malts or even hops. Is this beer? If you told me it had Brett in it I would totally believe you. Calling this an ipa is a very bad decision. Let?s start over. Cloudy pour, tart fruit aroma. Has a fruity, not kind of tart taste. Feels like a wild ale. There?s kind of a muted bitterness as an aftertaste that lingers. Also a bit chalky. Thick body. Each sip is a little different. I like it, but it?s confusing. As my expectations lean towards a wild ale, it feels less complex. Confusing, ultimately. I feel like it?s label is confused and it should?ve used a different yeast. At least I had a strong reaction to it!
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sour flavor, hint of fruit
clear aftertaste, medium to light body
fombe89 (2607) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. @180, Oviedo. 05/01/2016 Color amarillo turbio, aroma frutos rojos, sabor frutal, cuerpo medio.
MarkoNm (2519) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orangey color, topped with a medium sized and medium lasting whit head. Strong herbal aroma, citrusy notes. A combo with a strong soury feel. Taste is strongly soury, herbal quality. Mildly bitter. Slight fruity feel, but more or less bittery herbs with lots of soury notes. Interesting, something different.
JackMandarin (280) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Luvians. St Andrews. Cloudy. Ruddy orange. Nice fluffy head. Aroma is interesting. Plenty of dank hop character. Tropical fruits on the turn. Some very over-ripe oranges. Something a bit like rotten seaweed but not entirely unpleasant! Some left-out, sliced pineapple. Bit of guava. Can’t detect the addition of juniper here. Taste is shortly sweet with a sharp twist. The sharpness has length. Medium sourness. Lactic notes. Cleans the palate. Not much malt coming through. Again, can’t taste the juniper. Medium bitterness. Creamy carbonation. No real signs of the alcohol in aroma or flavour. Bit confusing but I’m enjoying the challenge!
chrisko82 (753) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piwo bursztynowe, piana słaba. W aromacie cytrynowość, owoce tropikalne. W smaku kwas, ziemiste. Intensywne w posmaku. Wysycenie średnie. Zaskakująca kombinacja IPA z kwachem. Bardzo ciekawe.