UXO (1653) - CANADA - JAN 9, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: hazy pale amber with two fingers of fluffy growing ivory head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: Brett funk, stone fruit, grapefruit, some tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, lively carbonation, lingering bitter and mildly warming finish. (3/5)
Yup, “farmhouse IPA” is definitely a valid style label to hang on this thing (BJCP be damned!): lots of farmhouse (well, that, or barnyard) Brett(-like? I dunno, I’m not a mycologist.) funk character battling for supremacy with grapefruit and tropical fruit IPA notes. Not all that tart, though, despite the commercial description. Might be interesting newer - perhaps there’d be more of the pithy grapefruit if you caught it within 90 days or so - but given the dominance of Brett(-like? Whatever.) wild yeast here, I kind of doubt it. If anything, this strikes me as the kind of IPA you could stick in a cellar for a couple of years just to let the funk really dig down and get established. If I happen to notice another one of these around, I might do just that. (15/20)
douglas88 (8664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big sweet fruity nose. The flavor is sweet banana, spices, lemongrass. Interesting.
neepsntatties (1843) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...dark gold, almost amber, with a thick white head. Nose...yeasty, musty, musky and fruity.
Palate...tart, dry, yeast laden with hoppy crust and dark fruity bits. The mid palate is sharp and sandy tight with an ultra dry brut finish.
fellebag (1406) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Small white head. Peach hazy color. Aroma is hops, fruits, candy, plums. Taste is bitter.
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - NOV 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft 0.15l at Beer Temple Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 22.09.2016. Taste with Vlada Ciaone. Pour it hazy orange color with small head. Aroma quite flat. Taste sweet orange, have some funky notes, flat little bit, It looks like old keg, hm, hope I will try this one more time.
kajser27 (1562) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear, deep golden colored, medium+ frothy beige head, nice lacing and long lasting. Aroma is of some malt, spicy yeast, funky Brett, some tart fruit, nice. Taste is medium sweet malt and fruity with some tartness, some citrus, spicy yeast and moderate- Bretty funkiness, medium bitterness, dry finish, bit alcoholic touch. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit oily.
(bottle, Pivoljub Ljubljana)
dfearnley (1896) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Plum, wine, plum wine, slivovitz, with hoppiness and a little alcohol tinge
Adjunct: Hazy amber with a frothy, 4 cm, off white head that reduces to 1.5 and then stays; plum, lychee, and some light, sweet malt
ferrinche (79) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - OCT 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De las mejores IPAS con las que me he encontrado últimamente. Muy equilibrada, lúpulo puro, pero sin llegar a amargarte la experiencia. Muy recomendable.
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 14 Sep 2016) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, spicy yeast and hints of brett. Fruity, malty taste with citrus, oarnge peel, apricots, caramel, a soft malt character, spicy yeast and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well made and interesting IPA with a saison touch. Nice one.
GoddamnNoise (85) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - OCT 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. bottle @ home
Aroma: not very intense. Hints of mango, tropical fruits, grapefruit, spices and some sour aroma i couldn’t identify, maybe barnyard.
Appearance: golden color with a huge and super creamy white head. Above average head thickness. Above average retention. A bit of hazyness. Low-to-medium Brussels’ lacing.
Taste: medium sweetness, low-to-medium bitterness, low sourness. Taste of tropical fruits, fruits, grapefruit with a slightly sour touch.
Palate: low-to-medium body, average carbonation, watery texture, quite long slightly dry finish of fruits, grapefruit, tropical fruits with moderate bitterness.
Overall: very good appearance but not very intense aromas. The flavor is quite good (fruits, tropical fruits, grapefruit) and it has a pleasant mouthfeel too. Long dry finish of grapefruit, fruits and tropical fruits. Very different but good beer.