Spaceman - Brewfist
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United Kingdom (England)
3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-amber hue with visible sediment and decent carbonation. The yeast expands through the liquid like smoke. Produces a good head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of fruity hops with a mix of peach, apricot, white grape, melon, pineapple and citrus notes. Underpinned by sweet caramel malt, earthy yeast and a faint whiff of alcohol. A mild hint of sourness and funk in the background (catpiss?); it calls to mind certain Belgian yeast strains.
Tastes of aromatic hops with a malty backbone and a strident bitter finish. Notes of peach, apricot, white grape, citrus, pineapple, melon, caramel, earthy yeast esters and stewed hops. A touch of sourness/funk lurking in the background (though less than the aroma). A warming hint of booze to round things off, followed by a restrained bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, with good body. Feels a tad undercarbonated - could benefit from being more effervescent. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity hop notes, malt and bitterness.
A tasty beer, and a solid effort from this Italian brewery. Very fruity hop notes - quite an unusual range of aromas/flavours (peach!). Good malt presence even if slightly on the sweet side. The bitterness is rather toned down relative to the hop aroma, though perhaps the malt balances it out. The sour hints are odd - not sure if that's down to the yeast or the hop varieties. At any rate, it goes down nicely enough. Worth trying if you have the chance.
10-21-2012 23:56:09 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.25/5 rDev -12.2%
Served on tap at local tap house balaclava.
A: extremely good looking beverage. Clean sun orange with low amounts of carbonation rising up the glass and a 2 finger white head which decays to a reasonably think fluffy covering.
S: heaps of zesty orange peal! Some spice but mainly orange being the overwhelming scent recorded on the nose.
T: again some orange, lemon and wow an exploding up front bitterness! A very sharp taste and direct to the point. The thing I don't like is there that it doesnt have the same appealing taste as what the nose and appearance suggest. Astringent, unpleasant lingering flavours follow through down the tounge and stay around the whole mouth.
M: almost sandpapery.. Really not the most enjoyable beer.
O: a great looking beer and smell keeps you interested but that initial taste really doesn't help in any way. I feel as though this would look really good on the cover of a beer mag but no name to say what it is.
05-19-2012 05:50:57 | More by goodbeerallday
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours dark amber with a small, off-white head.
Nose shows grapefruit, pine and resin. Underneath is caramel and nutty malt.
Flavours include pine and grapefruit, copious amounts of caramel, followed by an assertive bitterness.
Nice thick mouthfeel.
05-12-2012 02:11:00 | More by CrazyDavros
3.28/5 rDev -11.4%
30 07 13. 2312 on label
A - Slightly cloudy medium yellow with deeper orange colour in the middle. Thin layer of off-white head.
S - Grapefruit, peach and mango up front with some sweet honey and caramel aromas present as well.
T - Bitter up front with some tropical fruit and grapefruit notes present. A somewhat dank flavour is present at first that somewhat diminished as I continue to drink the bottle. Some sweet caramel present as well.
M - Medium body with some good hop oils present. Moderate carbonation.
09-25-2012 12:31:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.66/5 rDev -1.1%
A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some orange hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation and lots of fine particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass and delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops and hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, with flavors of citrusy hops—grapefruit stand out in particular—along with a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness and muted notes of caramel malts. The bitterness persists through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed like it might have originally had a lot of dynamic aromas and flavors from the hops but these got muted in its trip across the Atlantic.
01-18-2014 02:12:48 | More by metter98
4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Mostly clear yellow-orange pour with a two finger head with minimal retention and decent lacing. The Citra hops are the star of the nose. Resiny and piney with that signature aroma, along with lots of citrus, specifically peach, mango and tangerine. The taste follows through with loads of orange peel, fresh hops, grapefruit, and mango, all very well balanced with a healthy dose of sweet caramel malt action. The mouthfeel is really smooth and slightly oily with a great tangy bitter hop finish. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable for such a hop bomb. I had this on tap at Braukunst Live in Munich so I knew how good it was. The bottled version almost lives up to the draft, but not quite. Still, an amazing offering from Brewfist.
08-01-2012 15:07:22 | More by beerdrifter
3.44/5 rDev -7%
Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a nonic.
A: Slightly hazy, golden hue. Pours a slight, bubbly white head. Slight lacing.
S: Pine resin, and honey.
T: Hoppy and bitter. Not much else.
M: Crisp with something of a papery finish.
D: Sipping experience.
Atmosphere is okay. Nose much of a head or lacing. Really sweet piny nose. Bitter hop. Overall, this is an okay quaff.
11-24-2013 05:07:12 | More by bmwats
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Served on draught into a half-pint glass at Ma Che in Roma, Italy. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a two finger head of nice soft cream, great thickness, and excellent retention. Colour is a cloudy semitransparent textbook copper.
Sm: Heavy bittering hops, lemon citrus ester hops, orange peel, and a certain tingly tangy sweetness. Pleasant and complex.
T: Lemon and orange, malt, bittering hops (which are thankfully restrained, avoiding the main pitfall of IPAs), and a full bodied barley foundation. Complex, decently built, and well balanced.
Mf: Smooth, with enough coarseness to bring out the flavours. Wet. A bit too thick.
Dr: High price, easy to drink, and of decent quality.
08-23-2011 20:34:30 | More by kojevergas
4/5 rDev +8.1%
And the Italian invasion has begun! Though the avant garde beer scene is well documented, Brewfist delivers a taste that might as well be out of America's West Coast. Welcome Spaceman!
Like many an IPA, the medium amber body shares an orange tint and the standard dry-hop haze. As the ale settles, it develops a creamy ivory froth to cap the beer during the entire session and lacing with well defined rings at each sip. Its the quintessential IPA appearance.
Strong citrus aromatics infiltrate the olfactory senses with zesty grapefruit and ripe oranges. A nod to pineapple, apricot and mango comes in a secondary role. Backed by caramel-dipped sweet scent, the balance is supportive but careful not to tread on the hops.
And its that short-lived caramel note that hits the mouth first. But as soon as it plays on the palate, it fades- or is rather chased off by the onslaught of hops at middle palate. Grapefruit juice, orange juice and "Hawaiian Punch" make a lot of headway for the bulk of the beer's taste. But as it turns toward finishing, the bitterness grows from that of citrus rinds to bitter herbs, grasses and pine resin.
Medium-light in body, the ale's early sweetness and creamy carbonation is soon shrugged off in favor of a firmly dry finish with deceptively smooth alcohol warmth.
Ten years ago, this would be considered a world class IPA. But today, this is the common flavor that's expected of simply well made examples. Where it may not be the most stellar of standouts, its only a very good beer.
07-26-2013 04:08:35 | More by BEERchitect
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