Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours cloudy gold with a wimpy, white cream head. The nose has aged hops, pine needles, lemon rind. Medium sweet flavor with crackery pale malts, bitter pine needles, more citrus rind, some pith. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with some hop resin, pale bread, more crackers, lemon, slight perfume, grapefruits, melon. This beer was probably pretty decent when it was fresh. Still OK but definitely faded.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15.02.2014, 0,33l bottle @ hotel room in Halden:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh and mild, light malts, hops, fresh leafs, newly cut lawn, sap, hints of citrus peel. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, hay, leafs, hops, lawn, hints of sap and citrus peel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
Beergaard (52) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Salling(Aarhus). Yellow-orange in color, murky, unfiltered with some sediment in the bottom. Long lasting white head. Quite complex aroma with some citrus, grape, pine, grass and a plaesant yeastiness and alcohol flavor when you get colser. The taste includes both the nice hoppy bitterness and some sweetness that is not all IPA’s bestowed - citrus, grape, pine and some malty caramel notes in the beginning and in the middle followed by the hoppy bitterness and some yeasty sweetness. Very easy to drink, but gets more complex the more you drink. Could be more floral for my taste, but that does not change the fact that this is a very nice IPA
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Fermentoren. Pours a hazy orange beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma is quite faint, light citric and grassy. Flavor starts off with touches of caramel and finishes light bitter. Misses some body unfortunately. Meh.
NBird (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Gold amber orange, med- head.
Smells..lighter floral scents, orange citrus zest some stone fruit and medium caramel malts- once settled mandarin stone fruit and citrus zest. Great aroma.
Tastes.. Stone fruits, mandarin, citrus zest, malts..bready,caramel and some banana from yeast maybe.
Although an ipa.. It reminds me of a saison in some ways.
KennethArd (217) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of mandarin & fir. Cloudy golden with large white head. Simple taste of fresh lemon. Light body, thin texture & average carbonation.
niklasdietz (68) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Maltbazaren. Pours a light, hazy orange with a thick white, lasting foam. Aroma is loaded with tropical fruits, pink grape and banana. Taste is subtle sweet malts, that don't overwhelm the hoppiness and the fruit. Very easy to drink in the summer sun. Definitely among my favorite IPAs.
- with thirst, Niklas
ramboraffe (316) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Bottle at hagabion. Hazy orange great white head. Floral hop smell and high starting bitterness in the taste. Followed up by floral hops and light caramel malt.
Linnet (1091) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight up hop bitterness, bready, caramely, not really aromatic, but a pungent resinous grapefruity bite.
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy, almost cloudy medium orange body, with a white, long-lived head that ends up as a fully-lasting layer that leaves plenty of foam on the glass. The aroma is strong and very sweet, with some absolutely amazing tropical fruity notes. Especially sweet sweet peach, also mango and pineapple. When tasting the beer I soon realise that much of the sweetness I classified as sweet hoppy peach is actually due to an unusually solid sweet malty backbone. It provides lots of nice caramel notes, but also a moderate sweet taste, close to full body an extraordinary smooth and creamy texture, even though the carbonation isn’t soft at all. This is still mainly a hoppy brew, and the peach is still in front, as a topping on the basket of tropical fruits. The long-lasting peachy finish has a quite heavy and pleasant bitterness. My oh my, this is one of the very best IPAs I’ve ever had.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]