zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Dark copper pour with a thick white head. Aroma is loaded with hops and citrus notes, along with some dry grass. Flavor is much the same. A ton of hops and citrus along with a rather dry middle of hay and grass. Finishes with a very long-lingering bitter taste. Really nice.
fobar (242) - Søgne, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from 500ml bottle and correct Ægir-glass.
Orange colored body with off-white head. Nice malty taste with something undefined wild in the background. (Maybe some wild berries or something...?...) Traces of citrus as well. Well balanced. Long aftertaste.
Russo (1244) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Flam, Amber color with a thin head that diminished quickly. Aroma is hoppy and some floral, flavor is a balanced bitterness and sweetness. Aftertaste is long and with some sweet bitterness. Better than Amber Ale.
abemorsten (1854) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep amber with a creamy tanned head.
Wonderful hoppy aroma of lemon, lime zest, flowers and perfume.
Initially light sweetness and bitterness that gives way to a more heavy bitterness that lasts. Light to medium bodied, the texture is dryish and the carbonation is soft. Feels alcoholic at the end.
Ægir IPA is a Norwegian classic and has been characterized as their flagship. That position could however be challenged by their Harvest Ale.
(9.12.2009 Bottle @ Cardinal, Onsdag^2)
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I never used to like IPAs. Then, one day I tried this awesome creation from Ægir, and my beer existence changed, synchronized with the draining of the glass. Thank you so much. I’ve tried so hard. Finally, the IPA that breaks my shell. I dedicate this song to you:
"I had no choice but to hear you/
You stated your case time and again/
I thought about it/
You’ve already won me over in spite of me/
Don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet/
Don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are/
I couldn’t help it/
It’s all your fault"
(Alanis Morisette, "You Already Won Me Over")
Gr0ve (2038) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber. Tall beautiful white head. Green hop aroma. Crisp fruity flavours, but clean. Peach and bitter citrus. Smooth refreshing carbonation. Nice, but perhaps a little too clean?
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,5 l på Olympen, Oslo 19 Okt 09. Aprikosfarget høyt brunfarget skum som henger på glasset og varer lenge. Litt uklart men veldig pent på utseende. Rik fruktig og krydret aroma. Avdempet innholdsrik smak med citrus i forgrunnen. Kanskje litt forsiktig humlet til å skulle være en IPA. Tørr svakt bitter ettersmak som varer lenge. God.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nya Dickens Pub in Bergen.
Slightly hazy orange-red color, the foam was quite large and fluffy. Foam remains hanging long on the inside of the glass. The beer smelled nice of pineapple, grapefruit, melon and some soap.
The flavor contained the same as the aroma, bitterness was definitely nice and the beer seemed balanced. The body was medium. Long aftertaste.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer at the Furukroa Tourist Center next door to the brewery. Served with a small, cream colored head and a little lace. Color was a clear, orangey, deep amber. Aroma is earthy hop, roasty malt, and a little caramel. Flavor’s the same with the hops dominating like a good IPA. Just a hint of citrus and grapefruit. Great body and carbonation. Satisfying. Session beer.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Oslo. Clear orange, thick head, lacey floral, pine hops with a big lemon under belly.