Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky amber, medium off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is grapefruit, spruce, caramel/toffee. Really quite like the balance on the nose here. Flavours of grapefruit, spruce, metal, but too sweet. Really falls apart in the mouth, but a cool IPA nonetheless.
sinkas (265) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The overtly soupy dull pour looks very uninviting.
I think the soupiness also gives a very unusualy homebrew style finish,
nice but needs a filtering
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac, via EZ liquors. Pours out an ugly, murky apple cider color with a small lacing head. Aroma is of odd perfumy notes, some citrus, and strange floral notes. Taste is floral notes, some orange, acidic grapefruits, some lingering sweetness in there also. Definitely not your typical hop, but this was quite interesting.
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of Zoney via Meilby. Pours out a murky, near-grey body with a small white head. This does not look too inviting; perhaps the long journey from NZ caused it? Aroma is extremely fruity but a tad bit too sweet for my liking: kiwi, rose water, citrus. Taste is surprisingly mild and equally fruity but more grassy and hoppy, with a hay-like bitter grassy aftertaste. A bit strange, and not my favorite style of IPA. Decent, though.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by faroeviking
orange-brown, smooth small yellow head.
very nice hoppy aroma, exotic fruits, pine, faint grape. very interesting hop profile.
flavor is hops, grapefruity hops, exotic fruity hops, quite bitter, nice malts.
pretty bitter hoppy.
sx_fusion (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zing is what Iíd use to describe this beer. Very hoppy, lots of hop aroma in there. I like the fact that itís not totally clear. Very fresh, like opening a fresh bag of hops. Itíd be nice to have a little more complexity but it lives up to the l labelís "its all about the hops"claim. If you like a hoppy zing then give this ago.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Pours murky amber with an off-white head.Aroma of kiwi, grapefruit, lime , cat pea and spruce.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some spruce , grapefruit and kiwi.Medium body, average carbonation.Very nice IPA.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, amber in color and with a small, beige head. Fruity, peachy nose with grapefruit, a cellary maltyness and some hints of alcohol. Some bitterness sting, a touch of alcohol and fruity, peachy flavors. Full body, pleasant low carbonation. Lasting bitterness and peachy, piney flavors. A nice one, the aroma being a bit unusual and feeling slightly unclean. The flavor is the best part, like it. 110301
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml @ 1337 Beer #5
[Courtesy of Zoney] Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, mango and pineapple. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
altonbrownd (4485) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice golden orange body with big head. Nose of hops and fruits and pines. Really inviting. Taste is sweet, fruity and tons of hops and pines and citrus. Just lovely. Very well done. All the more impressive considering how far itís traveled.