John Martin's IPA - John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +14.9%
Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of dry hops with solid Belgian style malt backbone with limited sweetness and some floral notes is pretty enticing. Taste is a good balanced mix between some dry floral notes with semi-sweet Belgian style malt with a light caramel touch. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not your standard IPA but nice touch of floral and dry hops.
11-19-2012 19:41:10 | More by Phyl21ca
3.98/5 rDev +14.4%
33 cl bottle poured into a Pint glass
App---yellow/orange/copper colour with a big head (3 fingers) colour white and long lasting
Aroma--- malt, herbs & fruits, Strong smell
Taste--- starts with a little sweetness and citrus notes that changes to bitterness with a dry finish
Mouthfeel---medium carbonation and body. Well balance in mouth.
Overall--- Not a classic english or american IPA and not a classic belgium ale but a nice beer well constructed.
12-05-2012 19:14:41 | More by Jetulio
3.88/5 rDev +11.5%
Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2013.
Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : malty and grassy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavors, with a bitter long duration.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style IPA.
02-23-2013 13:49:08 | More by thierrynantes
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
Bottle (33cl) picked up at a grocery store a few days ago, from a brewer of the sort that I tend to overlook in the grocery store. So, karma demands a review. It poured a gorgeously lit-from-within amber caramel color with a big fluff of head briefing filling up the rest of the tulip glass. The little booklet on the bottle neck promises dry hopping, but there's not tons of it -- just a bit of a summer field alongside a restrained aroma of clove, cinnamon and a bit of sawdust. A clean bitter attack, "triple hop flower" speaking of complexity rather than intensity, built over a caramel malt structure, with some apricot-jam-on-toast flavors, but a persistent dry finish. The mouthfeel reads as a bit thick and a touch of oil, but strongly carbonated. In the tradition of this brewer, closer to an English than American IPA. It's good to see these guys push what they do a bit further. There, I feel better.
04-13-2014 17:44:58 | More by ManforallSaisons
3.29/5 rDev -5.5%
75cl bottle (champagne style) served in a tasting glass
A: copper with good head
S: Orange, malty and a bit herby
T: light sweetness, malty with a dry finish
M: medium carbonation and body. Well balanced
O: Not much to say about it, it is not bad but i miss some bitterness
12-12-2013 21:12:13 | More by TomSchuwer
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Bright brass color, chill haze appearance. Off-white & rocky froth. Good retention & lacing rings are shown. Aroma profile displays mild toasted malts, moderate orange & ripe peach, hints of resins, minty hues & sugar. Watery upfront & slight malty flavors overwhelmed by citric notes. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Texture is watery. Hops arise as a citric gentle touch & soft citric astringency. Sweet fruity finish. Orange juice & caramel notes on the aftertaste. Unfortunately malty backbone is not sticky enough.
04-14-2014 08:42:25 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.06/5 rDev -12.1%
Mid. 2012 Rating. 15 cl. tasting glass @ Bierpassie Weekend XIII // One of those neat Champagne bottles that seem to be gaining popularity ever since 3F did them (did they start the thing or?) // I was flabbergasted when the guy behind the stand poured this one, his technique reminded me of how someone would about pouring a “pintje” // he uncorked the bottle, started pouring straight, no tilting glass or anything, full strength, vigorously, watching the foam as it began overflowing all over the counter until the beer almost reached the rim of the glass // once he accomplished this feat, he started vigorously shaking the bottle, for the yeast I presume, he more or less began the whole thing anew, stepped back, admiring his work, I think he actually finished the whole 75 cl. bottle doing this // the stand was a wasteland, unsurprisingly honestly there was not much interest in their beers // I am pretty sure he was following the man’s instructions while doing it, the “right” way // I just kept staring at him the whole time, this is bit of an unusual technique for what is supposed to be a fancy, expensive craft beer or is this standard, was I impolite for staring at him // I probably was // interesting pouring ritual, probably deserves a couples of extra points added to the score, it is part of the presentation, experience, etc. // clear amber with a creamy white head (no wonder) // smells quite sweet, sugar, peaches, apricots, sweet grains, bit odd, still not extremely alarming // taste is grains, lots of grains & grains, I am really not getting this, didn’t expect this to be much of an IPA but this is very far away from what it should be either side of the pond, grains everywhere, touch sweet, lightly fruity, apricot peach, small touch caramel, light floral bitterness in the finish // grainy, grainy body // I am really not comprehending the existence of this grain concoction which is supposed to be an expensive IPA which has never quite been an expensive, small batch beer style //’The very unique style is due to the brewing secret: the hopflowers which are added at the end of the yeast process” press release // seriously // well it is toasted, I suppose (only Mad Men reference I am capable of understanding, just to show how sophisticated I am).
10-23-2013 14:27:11 | More by 77black_ships
John Martin's IPA from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.