Skansen (16) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Farge: Orange/kobberaktig farge med lite skum.
Aroma: karamell, sitrus, frukt og humle.
Smak Karamellmalt, sitrus, humle med en fin og markert bitter finish
al53 (94) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber colour with minimal head.
Aroma is caramel malts,citrus,
Taste is citrus, hops, grapefruit, sweet malt and oranges.
Medium oily bodied, soft carbonation.
Dry and very citrussy finish.
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Very nice, nearly orange look - similar to the logo on the bottle. Mild and creamy with hops and citrus. A bit too bitter in the end but a good, solid IPA with a nice touch of alcohol.
McTapps (5553) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Cunningham - many thanks Henrik :-) the beer pours out in a light cloudy orange-amber colour with steady head and medium body. Wonderful aroma of fresh aromatic hops and spruce. Taste of fresh hops, citrus, coriander, herbs and spices. Dry finish with a medium-bitter touch. Great one.
arsol (754) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gyllen brun/orange farge. Lukter mye humle og godt med sødme. Markant humlesmak som sitter i lenge. Lettdrikkelig og en meget god IPA.
Cuso (5866) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Cunningham, many thanks. Cloudy dark orange with medium off-white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma. Solid malty base with caramel, followed by nice portion of hops with grapefruits, oranges, grapefruit zest, pines. Long hoppy finish. Tasty.
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5L brown bottle, 6.5%, b.@Vinmonopolet.
Off-white to bright apricot head. Patterns inside the mug. Deep golden or amber semi-hazy body.
Scents of spruce, spirited malts, orange peel, black chocolate.
Tastes smoked malts, old butter, pine needles, grapefruit, hints of solvents.
Sticky on palate, warming alcohol, smoked malts.
Ends roasted malts, bitterness, barbecued syrup, alcohol.
Strong but not too strong, and average bodied IPA.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, exclusive Norwegian brew, from Voldby Købmandsgaard Hammel, complex brew, floral/bitter and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, amber with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel am piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A quite nice IPA indeed.
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Amundsen in Oslo. Lightly hazed rich orange colored body with a soft white head. Sweet mandarin orange and pine resin aroma, pretty much your typical American IPA with a lot of Centennial and Cascade tea / orange fruit character underneath the primary resin note. Medium to full body, chewy, sweet, highly bitter alpha acids. Well, they went for American IPA and I guess they got close. No apparent fermentation flaws, just out of balance for me. Would prefer it more dry, less chewy / full bodied and less resinous.