Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Smells of wood, malts, citrus and pine. Tastes of malt, some fruits, bitter resins and wood.
esox (969) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber color, creamy and lacy head. Citrusy nose, apricots, mango, some resins. Surprisingly roasted, almost smoky maltiness. Dryish maltiness, slightly thin finish, resiny and lingering finish. Medium body. Ok but not very fresh.
Foffern (1061) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. The colour is slightly hazy amber with a khaki creamy head. A bit faint aroma but feels malty along with caramel and grassy hops in the background, and some wet cardboard and red currant. The flavour is also pretty malty and sweet with rye bread and lots of grassy hops in the aftertaste. Slick mouth feel, and has a medium to heavy bitterness. A rich IPA and a hop heads dream. Could maybe be a bit more balanced in my opinion.
TheJvd (680) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy with grapefruit, pine and resin. Taste is caramel malts and mainly a good bitterness. Decent IPA.
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber beer with a small, light white head on top. Aroma has "Hops" spelled in it’s fume.. wow.. Full of piney hoppy resins and spruce and grapefruit are joining in the fun as well. Awesome aroma, one of the best smelling IPA’s ever. Flavor is as I’d expected it to be and even better. Full hoppy bitter taste, influences of the citric sides, juicy limes and dry grapefruit. Very dry finish, mouth wrangling.. awesome beer!!
Vaiz (3140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy copper pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy hops, some black tea, laurel, resin and plants. Flavor is bitter hops, quite dry and spicy. Nice body, but a bit out of balance.
TET (1430) - FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reddish brown, beautiful beer with a quite big and yellowblond head. Aroma is great, tropical fruits, papaiyas, passion, mangos, some fructose and citrusfruits. In the beginning a taste is highly bitter, some tropical fruits, papaiyas, lots of pine needles, some resin. The slightly fructose maltyness is balancing the high bitterness. The aftertaste is long, dry and piney. Almost full bodied, still fresh, nice and smooth to drink. A very tastefull, highly bitter, tropical fruitsallad served in the resiny pineforest. The great IPA!
SimplySike (688) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors hazy amber with good tan head.
Aroma fruity, sweet, apricot, grapefruit, citrus.
Taste really nice bitter., fresh little sweets.
Mouth-feel thin, dry.
What an awesome IPA!
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with brown hues and a small off white head. Nose is grapefruit, caramel, pine needles and hints of berry. Taste is sweet with a great bitter presence. Super tasty. The mouthfeel is sticky and the body is medium with a long finish.
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Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buona ma francamente mi sarei aspettato qualcosa di meglio.