Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle split at RBWG ’15 hotel lobby share on the final night, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is caramel malt, bitter citric peel, light bread, straw.
Taste comprises caramel, orange pith, toasted bread, citric pith.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light layer of hop bitterness.
Mediocre IPA, drinkable but rather pedestrian. TorbenJensen (1528) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
It has a beautiful dark amber complexion, a medium and persistent foam and the smell is not as marked as in many American IPAs. It smells familiar hops with fruity touch of apricot and citrus. Unlike many American IPAs, it has a nice malty flavor which offers caramel notes to the extent that I can reach to taste malt properly within the hops takes over. Hop bitterness is dominated by citrus and apricot and especially apricot puts sweetness level slightly higher. IBU is 55, but although it is a relatively high IBU value so kept the bitterness fine with its malty appearance. RexTalionis (3763) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Draught. Hazy golden, off-White head. Fruityness some garden stuffyness, light bitterness in aroma. Fruity, some citrus and bitters in taste. Good though. jpkeskinen (515) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Draught. Quite nice. The taste is quite typical for an American ipa. The taste is sharp although the hops aren’t too strong. Hermod (7881) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Draught @Tommyknocker bar. Amber colored, thin white, bubbly head. Nice fruity, hoppy, pineapples. Flavor has sweetness, fruits, grape. Nice and fresh.
snoworsummer (5697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like resin, grapefruit hops, pine, some caramel, and some booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like resin, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, and caramel. VastActiv (7131) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Tap at Tommyknockers, Helsinki. Colour is murky orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, resin, pine, sweet fruits, hops and malts. Interesting crispy non-fruity IPA. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2015
Keg (Tommyknocker, Helsinki)Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2015
Nice sweet caramelly malts, fruit and some dustiness. Watery palate, fizzy carbonation. Pungent acidic hops. Huge bitter bite, leaves a nice tingle on the tongue. To carbonation. Nice fatty hop finish, coats the mouth with resins. But too fizzy and watery. Malts only present in sugars, no real body. Note - there was some confusion whether this was IPA and a Half, going with what the staff said, rather than what my tongue told me about the relative strengths of the two.
Tap @Tommyknocker. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Looks nice. Malty, sweet, fruity, apricot in aroma. Fruity, sweet, orange marmalade in taste. Medium hoppy bitterness. Fruity aftertaste. Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Tap @ Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Thanks bluus. Pours orange. Aroma is citrusy, some caramel. Taste is along the same lines. Alright, not special. A bit too light mouthfeel.