Linnet (1384) - 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 (1501) - 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]
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bar Kino, Goteborg, 23/03/14.
Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is floral hops, bitter orange, straw, light spice, apricot, mango.
Taste comprises very light soap notes but not enough to detract from the enjoyment, toasted malt, grassy, orange pith, light pine, citric tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok IPA but not as hop forward as I prefer.
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, golden with a large, fluffy head. Heavy citrus notes, tropical fruits and malts in the back. Taste is bitter with citrus and resin. Fizzy on the palate and medium bodied. Dry finish
Beerhunter111 (12257) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.
rane (974) - Nibe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden amber with off white head. Aroma flowers and some malt. Taste hoppy bitterness, some malt in the body, dry finish. Too dry and bitter for me.
pivnizub (9517) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:Golden to deep golden, hazy, medium-sized loose and lacy white head, fresh sweet-bitter piney and grapefruity nose with grains underneath; soft and medium bodied, moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour; lingering dry bitter-grapefruity finish, balanced by sweet juicy malt. Nice, well balanced I.P.A. …
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, golden colour with a big and off-white foamy head. Yeasty and moderately fruity hoppy aroma with slightly piney and slightly soapy accents, as well as a cara-malty background. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Soft cara-malty base with hints of cough syrup and present fruity and herbal hops; bitter-sweet, quite rounded noble hoppy and malty finish. Good. 19.II.14
SNL (494) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light golden colour, small white head.
Floral nose. Sweet malts and floral in taste.
Very rounded taste, not very bitter.
Madsen1635 (475) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hazy amber pour with white head. Sweet floral aroma. Taste is malty sweet but bakanced.