DominoVixen (15) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Cardinal. Pours copper in color with a nice off white head. Rich aromas of citrus and sweet malts. Flavors of mango and some citrus, and sweet malts. Great balance. Medium body.
Sigmund (4671) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.2%. Golden colour, slightly hazy. Large white head. The aroma is dominated by American hops, strong notes of spruce, pine and grapefruit. The flavour is fairly dry and very hoppy, with a massive chinine-like bitterness in the finish and the long aftertaste. Balance, in this beer? Don’t even think about it!
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Henrik. This is a light blurry golden-orange one with a small light sidesticking and islandy white top. On the nose it has a mild soapy bitterness, citrus, fresh pine cones with some cortex and there is lots of peachy fruits. It has a average small prickling carbonation level and a thick and quite oily mouthfeel. Good bitterness. Lots of grassy aggressive resinous bitterness. Tons of grapefruit and grapefruit peel! Some light astringent soapy flavors in the finish that drags the whole impression perhaps a bit down. All in all a tasty, good bitter and light fruity IPA. 12.10.2012
TEJA (1197) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
Big light beige head that lasts.
Solid golden color but clowdy.
Nice big piny hop aroma. Harsh bitterness with citrus taste and no sweetness. Medium body but not balanced.
abemorsten (2431) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty golden body with a small off-white head. Cat piss on a gooseberry bush, spruce, pollen and dried tropical fruits. Smooth, medium to full bodied aromatic hop juice. Endless bitter finish. Shamelessly unbalanced.
Foffern (1043) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Has a pretty clear orange colour with a small creamy off-white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with biscuit, cake, peaches and some vanilla. First the flavour is fruity with grapefruit, and then it explodes with lots of hops and harpix afterwards, and the ending is dry. The mouthfeel is soft, and has a heavy bitterness with all bittering plants you can imagine. A bit strange with its twofolded experience. A great beer if you love hops, a bit too much and unbalanced in my opinion.
Ktwse (1388) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Big white head. Aroma of citrus, light pine, grapefruit, grass. Taste is distinctly bitter with a very strong and pungent bitter finish - typical Port Brewing stuff! Body is a tad light, but pleasant.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mango hop aroma.
Pale golden, lace.
Grass and mango hops, fairly puckering, leafy aftertaste. Cascade and leaves retronasal.
dnoaksson (651) - , SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Det är i det närmaste en överbelastningsattack av beska. Sinnesapparaten har som inte kapacitet att processa några andra intryck, den går på högvarv enbart av att sovra i de stora lassen av fräna humlearomer. När arbetsminne sedan frigörs så att smakupplevelsen kan defragmentariseras och renderas i sin helhet framträder sinnebilderna i hd-upplösning. En berusning lika klar som att ha flytande kristaller i synnerven.
Frovigalning (2667) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF and a bottle at home. I had different experiences with this one. First I tried the bottle at home and it was horrible. Funky smell with sulfur and similar smells. The taste was extremely bitter with no hop aroma at all. I considered the beer infected and gave it another chance on tap at SBWF. It was allot better. Freshly hoppy with a more balanced bitterness and nice hop aroma. I wonder what they did to the bottles they sent out to Systembolaget. I have many friends with the exact same experience as me, but also some that had good experience with it. The rating above is from the draught beer at SBWF.