Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle @ Bar SF, Barcelona. Yeah, this is a cloudy orange-honey colored one with a big lasting fluffy off-white head. It has lots of citrus and peachy hops on the aroma. Also some tones of mango, water melon zesty and pine. Really fresh and nice. A bit branchy in taste. Definitely fruity and fresh, grapefruits, mild peaches. Average on the carbonation and quite oily on the mouthfeel, and it’s leaving a soft gentle dry hoppy finish. Is it fresh? Absolutely! 10.08.2012
Swaroga (1250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
50cl bottle. Hazy orange with small dirty white head. Nose : strong fruit notes like apple, strawberries, orange, grapefruit. Little tart. Wet laundry. Sip : Low but decent carbonation. low to medium body with oily texture. Very drinkable beer, refreshing fruits aromas, small tart flavor, unusuaual for an IPA. Overall it’s spot on, I’m gonna buy it again.
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Bottle, Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is in your face fruitiness with a heavy dose of petrol, pine, caramel, pineapple and gooseberry. Flavor is sweet caramelized toffee, medium bitterness, juicy pineneedles, ripe gooseberry. Somehow not as good as these words might promise. Lacks a little refinement. I prefer the un-"fresh" original.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle @ RBBSG. Amber coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small white head. Refreshing fruity (peach, passion fruit, kiwi) bitter hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is bitter hoppy, refreshing fruity with a longer bitter ending. Not bad.
hallinghansen (1870) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan. Cloudy amber body with small white head. Aroma is pine, pineapple, butter. Flavor is butter, toffee, hops, pineneedles.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colour, white head. Fruity aroma, passionfruit, nelson sauvin, marmalade, quite hoppy. Hoppy bitter flavour, orange marmalade, fruity, in a way quite light but sophisticated. Quite bitter fruity finish.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Bart. Thanks!)
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Peach, grass and grapefruit. Dry, crisp and smooth. Lovely. Better than the regular.
77ships (3546) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx. to Bart for this one // 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // along with the regular one // the story behind this one is pretty cool // darker shade of amber with a solid white head // nose is lots and lots of hops, bitter marmalade, oranges, neslon with a touch of sweeter marmalade // taste is full on hop blast of bitter marmalade, oranges, quite bitter hops, lots of bitter exotic hops, bitter tangerine ending, bit atypical actually for the hops used even if this is very, very hoppy // body has been overtaken by the hops, feeling wise // quite interesting, I think right about everyone preferred the regular one including me
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, like pineapple, mango, some white grape notes, orange and tangerine with some caramel malt. The flavor is no way near as hoppy as the aroma indicated, so I guess this is an older bottle. I get the tropical fruit notes, some grapefruit and orange, but lots of caramel and sweet malt in there with toffee notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty good IPA, that I am sure is amazing fresh!
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Very fresh and intense tropical fruit aroma from the hops. Medium-bodied, first a little caramel but otherwise extremely fruity, plenty of notes of ripe blackcurant from the Kiwi hops. Dry and hoppy finish. Lovely. 090812