Pine & oatmeal on the nose; taste is bitter, slightly dank, pine resin atop juicy, mouth-coating chewy malts; aftertaste is bitter pine sap & resin; bitter, dank pine resin end. A West Coast IPA minus the caramel.
Caramel toffee fudge aroma; taste is juicy pineapple fritters drizzled with caramel sauce; aftertaste has an interesting sherbet orange/space dust without the popping flavour; finish & pineapple & mango purée & peppery pine. Super.Earned the Hopped Up (Level 59) badge!
Succulent orange jelly, pineapple & mango on the nose; taste is bitter, fruity, grapefruit zest & pith; aftertaste adds grassy bitterness atop juicy orange jelly; finish is quince, grapefruit & orange fruit flesh & grassy, piney, bitter hops.
Intense lemon zest, juice & lemon curd aroma; taste is lemon pip boiled sweets & lemon rind; the aftertaste has grapefruit & peach hiding behind all the fresh lemon; finish is sweetened bitter lemon with lemon rind.
Huge berry & tropical fruit aroma atop light caramel & slight rubbed sage; taste is sweet, succulent stone fruit; aftertaste adds mosaic’s savoury side: slight fried onion & rubbed sage; finish is berry fruit purée & sage. Superb.Earned the New Brew Thursday (Level 42) badge! Earned the Here Come the Vikings! (Level 13) badge!
Aroma is treacle toffee & berry fruit; taste is initially crystalized caramel fudge, atop succulent berry fruit; aftertaste adds rasping pine sap which builds in intensity & perceived bitterness. To this Expert Beginner, a super WCIPA on cask.
First BIPA in ages! Aroma is fresh, succulent berry fruit compote; taste is tangy berries & light citrus zest atop pillowy malts; aftertaste adds a whisp of dark malt & lime rind to the attenuated berry mush. It’s true to style (which is rare) & superb.Earned the The Dark Side (Level 23) badge!
Big Belgian yeast esters, candy sugar & light banana flavoured bubblegum aroma; taste is candy sugar, bubblegum, banana & coriander; as the candy sugar dissolves on the tongue, vinous, grassy pine starts to emerge. The mandarina Bavaria plays 3rd fiddle.
Big, succulent tangerine flesh aroma; taste is watery tangerine jelly & a little chalk/gypsum, low carbonation; aftertaste is bitter orange jelly & black pepper; finish is slightly bitter orange with a little grassy pine resin.Earned the For the Can (Level 50) badge!
Succulent orange jelly & pulp aroma; taste is juicy orange jelly & slight orange zest; candy sugar crystallised orange slices & a slight peppery heat in the aftertaste; finish adds a little green salad pepper crunch & v slight chilli heat.