Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large creamy head. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of peach, citrus, fruit, light malt. Over the palate, citrus, mango, fruit and dusty malt. Medium body, average carbonation, light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light fruity and citrus finish.
Kauge (131) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle from Nõmme Comarket (€ 7,11) in Sept 2014. Batch 771; BB 03/2015. Colour is slightly pale and hazy amber with a big frothy head that laces nicely and drops slowly. A huge aroma even right after taking it from the fridge. Biscuity, citrusy, musky, resinous - gets maltier and heavier as it warms, slightly metallic even. A sweet taste, with a lot of bitterness; after a while it gets a bit yeasty and loses its hop freshness. But that is a minor detail - overall it is a VERY good, well-balanced APA, in fact, among the best I’ve had yet.
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep orange body. Fruity gooseberry
aroma with spicy herbal notes. Dryish spicy herbal gooseberry
taste with kiwi jam and flour notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dryish spicy gooseberry aftertaste with mineraly
grape notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from
Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
ABS (465) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Hazy orange. A bit below medium amount of white head. Orange and some alcohol nose. Medium body and carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Orange, some grapefruit, lots of citrus flavour. Medium bitter.
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours orange with orange white head. Fruity and sweet aroma with citrus and bitter taste. Long aftertaste with bitter hops. Really nice beer.
RickFifty (305) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange color, frothy light golden head. Passion fruit nose, grapefruit, lemon, peach, caramel. Tropical fruit taste, grapefruit, hint of resin, bitter finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
aleigator (223) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy, soon collapsing, head, leaving thick sheets of lace on the glass. The brew has a slightly hazy, golden-amber color.
A bready maltiness accompanies fruity, floral hops in a perfect sense. While mango, peach, and ripe grapefruit build a very convincing hop-impression, this gets pushed a lot further by the discreet, enjoyable malt tones, resulting in a very smooth, balanced impression.
The flavor echoes those same sentiments, with orange and lime cutting through smooth, dough malts, carried by a lively, slighty metallic carbonation. The interplay between earthy silkiness and metallic, citraic bitterness is the most convincing part of this IPA, as both parts build up a fascinating dramaturgy. The finish shows a short glance of evenness, until a bitter, slick hoppy bitterness flows down the back of the palate, with malty hints still shining through. As smooth as it began, in the end the tongue almost dries out to fruity, dry hops, while its drinkability remains throughout, altough the bitterness carries the palate into a DIPA-region.
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle thanks to humlelala. Orange copper color with a nice white head. Aromas of fresh fruit juice. Taste of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, citrus, all like well blended in a nice juice. Semihoppy aftertaste. Light body with low to medium carbonation.
wvhoran (241) - Tasmania, - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy to murky orange with a white head. Aroma is peachy, orange, pine note. Flavour is crisp peach, citrus, pine, dry and fresh. Nice!
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a white head. Tangerine, apricot and nectarine aroma. Flavours of sweet citrus, peach and water melon. Fresh fruit attack. Tasty.
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Stockmann, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy orange with a white head. Fruity aroma with mandarins, tangerines and mild malty notes. Moderate sweet and surprisingly fruity with a nice and solid bittetness. Balanced, refreshing and quite delicious!