Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A yeasty bready backbone and a generous amount of fruity resinous hops. Tasty blond hoppy beer.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed approximately one year before expiration date.
The look: Cloudy pale amber body with lots of small particles and topped by a medium white head with good retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: The powerful nose is rather fruity with peaches, grapefruits, pineapples, bananas, apples, and more. The fruity aroma didn’t feel like it was only hops-fruity, there were other fruity esters too. Also some floral notes in the aroma. Taste is smooth on the malt front, rather yeasty (like many European IPAs), honeyed cereals that felt very wheaty, some banana bread, fresh pineapples, plenty of fruity hops, plenty of hops resin, strong yeast presence. A certain wheat-like acidity, this beer feels a bit like the new trend of hoppy wheat beers (the so-called white ipas), I don’t know if it is indeed wheat-based but it tasted like it to me, somewhat similar to the Harpoon White IPA I had just the day before. Not many people know that First Frontier is an expression used to describe an explicit gay sexual position, you probably didn’t know it because I just made it up, but it made you wonder for a second or two.
sfuen03 (362) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale amber, low carbonated, high presence of sediment. Generous head, creamy, very long-lasting. Vanishes into a good wide film. Aroma remembers of resin, pine, fruits (pinneaple?), herbs. Mouthfeel is oily, alcohol is well masked, finish is gentlely fruity, bitter but not overwhelming. Taste is very fruity, pinneaple, peach, lemon, very smooth and the perfect bitterness.
CPH2200 (345) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from the mikkeller bottleshop around the corner.
Thick head, pale cloudy yellowish color. Fresh aroma.
Obviously bitter taste with grapefruit and hints of petrol.
Did not notice any caramel. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.
jaghana (5831) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl from Henrik thanks, a cloudy orange beer with huge head and good lacing. Nose is intense on fresh fruit such as grapefruit, mango and apricot. Aroma is on bitterness and fruit hops on grapefruit and lichee, low body, very intense bitterness at the finish with citrus note. Only for the summer !
mjakopa (266) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with substantial head that dissipates after a while. Aroma is hoppy and fruity but the body is slightly sweeter than expected. Caramel malts balance the taste and prevent it from being too dry, but the hops linger until the aftertaste in which they become much more predominant. An interesting combination of tastes that balances itself.
kryon (3118) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with high white head
Hoppy aromas of floral and citrusy fruits
Nice very hoppy taste loaded with fresh citrusy fruits.
Low caramel maltyness but still very enjoyable and well balanced. Medium bitter, medium bodied and low to medium sweetness.
Ed5388 (3395) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a large frothy white head. Aroma of sweet lemons, grapefruit, pine, with some grassy/earthy notes. Taste is sweet citrus, pine, caramel malt, with some hay, and earthiness.
BitchPls (800) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can not see through this light brown beer with an exceptionally big foamy head which is pretty brief though. Typical aroma for an american style IPA. Body is medium. Lots of grape fruity hops and the bitterness stays for a long time.
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly cloudy light amber color with a thickish white head. The hops have a little bit of citrus to them, but smell old like it’s been on the shelf too long. Taste is definitely bitter, but generically; it seems a bit muddied to me. Not a huge fan of this. Probably was a lot better fresh.
Pyrmir (5844) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Cloudy amber with medium white head. Aroma is sweet and bitter with floral hops, orange and caramel, Flavor is sweet and bitter the same floral hops, pine, orange and caramel. Very bitter finish.