Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is peach, citrus, grapefruit and a good load of malt. The flavour is sweet bitter hoppy with notes of peach and spices. Long bitter fruity finish.
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TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy Orange Amber with a thick, fluffy White head. Aroma is citrussy and a little bit peachy with indications that it’s going to be a bit sweet. In reality the flavour is like Grapefruit essence. Dramatically hopped (which I like). There is a touch of caramel in the background but really, the hops are the star here and they swell in to an all consuming bitterness. A pretty dramatic IPA.
cardofab (229) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ottima ipa che racchiude in sé un pó tutto quello che si cerca in una birra di questo genere. Fruttata, agrumata, ottimo equilibrio tra malto e luppolo con un bel finale secco amarognolo.
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, big beige head. Smells of spice, wood, citrus and other hops. Medium sweet, quite malty, nice fruityness and some mint in the end. Heavy bitter, very much resins and some citrus zests. Nice IPA, quite true to style and for sure a hop bomb. Still not as punk as Beer Here often is.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Second rating: Big offwhite head. Slightly hazy deep yellow body with light
carbonation. Orangey minty spicy aroma with herbal notes.
Dry-sweet orangey toffee and biscuits taste with mealy orange
rind notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry spicy
resiny wooden aftertaste with orangey herbal toffee notes. A
sugary background through the whole thing. Very nice, and highly
drinkable. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.) 7,4,7,3,14=3.5
First rating:Big offwhite lasting head. Clear deep yellow body with light
carbonation. Catty resiny peach aroma with pineapple notes. Dry
resiny minty mealy taste with pineapple notes. Mid-bodied.
Sharp, slightly harsh mouthfeel. Dry mango and pineapple
aftertaste with resiny peppery notes. It’s not bad, but a bit
harsh and pineapple-y. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly Vika, Oslo.) 6,4,6,2,13=3.1
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy whiteish golden. Tall fluffy off-white head that clings to the glass. Bold citrusy and piney hops aroma. Rich and malty. Body is light and the beer appears very drinkable, dangerously so. Smooth texture. Quite bitter, but there is enough flavours and sweetness to balance. A very nice IPA, one of the better European IPA in fact.
Albe (56) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange body, and a tall, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light hoppy, mostly resin and flowers and a little malt. In the mouth, hops are more intense, delivering resin, herbs, and citrus adding complexity. Bitterness is very well balanced with the citric taste, and the lively carbonation leaves an average finish duration. Overall not simple and incredibly enjoyable.
Ferris (2909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Draft - Hop forward with some malts peeking through. Cloudy yellow with minimum head. Grassy with tons of perfume. Orange and citrus is also there with a lingering mild bitterness.
sneevel (71) - - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light orange golden with a medium white head. Nicely aromatic, lots of grassy hops, some sitrus. Same in the mouth, nice and hoppy, but this could use a bit more malty concentration.
SirLimpsalot (2059) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Basunen: En lite jordig och kryddig IPA med tydliga belgisk touch, lite vete och en örtig humleton. Aning besk men annars helt ok.