Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped regular rating 22nd Oct 2012 so this is one of my occasional ratings. This bottle very kindly passed on by Rune & Finn, at Kernel Brewery November 2012. Cheers Rune & Finn. Consumed Saturday 15th December 2012 Hazy warm orange with a white head. There is a slightly balsamic citrus combination on the nose.Gentle and soft carbonation in mouth, the taste is clearly very citrus dominated with a Morroccan preserved lemon feel. It isn’t as clean or zappy as I was expecting and there is a loose bitterness that gives the beer a slightly unbalanced feel. I don’t dislike this but then I am not a huge fan either. However big thanks to Rune & Finn for this beer. Actually I gave this a 3.0 but to be fair I am liking this a little more now, 3.3. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov13 3.3
Foffern (973) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bien Bar, Bergen. The colour is slightly hazy amber, and with a small off-white head. Grassy and fruity aroma with apricot and tropical fruits. The flavour is nice containing notes of resin, conifer wood and grapefruit, and has a dry ending. Has a soft and slick mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A nice IPA with a good balance.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A clean, crisp, medium-dry piney IPA with annoying perfume-like scented notes. Just ok
How: Tap at brewpub in Flåm, Norway
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is scented piney hops, flowery undertones and some annoying perfume notes. Taste has a strong toastiness of plain bready cereals creating a melba toasts flavor. This is a very clean, toasted, crunchy and neutral backbone that doesn’t provide much flavors. The hops dominate the beer but it is mostly due to the dry neutral maltiness and not because the beer is super hoppy. This is not a hop bomb, this is a well balanced beer. Hops have a scented piney and flowery character that sometimes felt borderline like annoyingly perfume to me. I get this perfume sensation from many IPAs and it never seems to bother anybody else but me. All in all, I thought it was just an ok IPA, nothing that excited me in this beer and since I had it in the best possible condition (tap at the brewpub) I don’t think I will ever bother buying a bottle. Not a great IPA, yet drinking this pint at the in Flåm brewpub made me wish I could have 3 months vacation 4 times a year.
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Not a top class beer from Ægir, but a nice aroma of red apples is great. Too heavy bitterness, but it fits a lamb & risotto meal nicely.
rosenbergh (5541) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. BB? (Vinmonopolet) Oslo, Norway. Stor takk til Timo!
Clear (w/o yeast) amber colour with big white head.
Candy like sweetness, fruit, mild resin and nice bitterness in aroma. Some malty sweetness too. Flavour is rather sweet. Malt and hoppy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel. Some alcohol in flavour too. Very smooth which ain’t necessarily only good thing. Lacks the sharpness.
fletchfighters (915) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Club Gonzo for the bottle and the trade.
Poured a clear orange gold color. Big, fluffy white head. Solid two finger head that on receding left nice thick lacing. Looks very nice.
Good nose of fresh cut grass, orange and tangerine sherbert. Nice, lively nose.
Lots of sorbet notes in the taste. Mostly mandarin orange and tangerine. Some bitterness in the back but mostly bright citrus notes.
Bits of oilyness in the mouth. Nice long lasting feel of orange and bright citrus. Solid stuff.
Really likeable IPA. Would want this again.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Goldeny amber colour with a big white foamy/creamy head that leaves lace. Aroma is grass, fruits, some floral notes along with some bready and quite sweet malts. Flavour is rather similar with some slight sprucelike notes. Pleasantly balanced hops and malts.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle shared with Ted of Amon Amarth, thanks for bringing this from Scandinavia.
Orangée, col blanc beige crémeux.
Arôme présente un beau bouquet fruité houblonné laissant de belles notes tropicales.
Palais est agréable avec une très belle IPA laissant des tons oscillant entre malt grillé et un beau profile houblonné sur notes tropicales et agrumes; pamplemousse. Une belle IPA et pour moi, une qui n’est pas trop dans l’amertume laissant une belle balance entre malt et houblons.
BillHick420 (372) - North Dakota, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color. Nose is citrus. Aroma of citrus, pines and a crisp hops finish. Decent IPA brew!
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery in Flam and bottled from a liquor store in Voss: Pour is copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine in the way of the hops. Hops are rather mild in the taste, in the sense that they are not very much brutal. The flavor profile is very much West Coast though, even though it is less intense. Sweet malts are more present. Nice aftertaste. I was expecting a little bit less, but instead got a pretty dope IPA. Nice bottle design as well.