Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Brewed and Søgaards according to the laber. Slightly hazy orange color. Sweet aroma with flowery, orangey and sweaty hops. Bittersweet flavor with flowery-orangey hops, biscuity maltiness and herbal-bitter-orangey finish. Quite drinkable and enjoyable IPA with slightly yeasty finish.
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazy amber colour with small off-white head.
Heavy hoppy, grapefruit, pine and resin aroma.
Harsh fruity hoppy flavour with grapefruit, lemon and orange and with much milder aftertaste. Slightly hoppy overdose, not in aftertaste.
Well, can’t find anything Jule in this one... Guess it’s a joke.
TET (2259) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, orange beer with weak and white head. Aroma is fullfilled with exotic fruits, grapefruits, fructose and hint of glue. Sweet fruits, grapefuit, hint of pine needles, some glue, medium bitterness and in the end the flavour turns into dry and long hoppy bitterness. Slippery and pleasant to drink. This is beer for hopheads but still beer is overally balanced with nice body, sweetness and hops.
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a gold amber with an off-white head. Aroma was full of citrus and floral hops with a bit of caramel. Flavor began with a bit of sweet caramel but the hops quickly take over leading to a grapefruit flavor. Don’t know what its an xmas IPA but not a bad beer.
mikkopen (954) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy golden orange colour, medium-sized off-white head. Very pleasant hoppy grapefruit aroma. The flavour is caramel-malty, with citrus fruits, pine and a very nice, lingering bitter finish. Not really a Christmas beer, but nonetheless very tasty.
NosirIwont (2187) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber with an off-white head. Nice lacing. Sweetish, dusty pine hop aroma with a bit of citrus. Flavour is sweetish, bitter and (pine) hoppy. Slight notes of orange peels. Bitter finish. Very nice. 22-11-09.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5 l. Yellowy beige with offish white head. Nose is insanely nice, fresh hops, grass, flowers, perfume. Flavor has a lot of hops, perfumy soapy flowery hops with a twist of grass and some gummy bear juiciness. Not much malts to compensate, alcohol very hidden. It’s all about hops and this is an extreme beer. Quite a treat, but not perfect. And nothing christmasy about this really, which is good.
rane (977) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle. Amber with offwhite head. Aroma very hoppy with citrus (orange) notes, fresh and grassy. Taste hopdominated and some malt base. Not much christmas in this one, but a good IPA. Rating 7,5,6,4,12= 3.4
Cask Amber with huge offwhite head. Aroma initially hoppy citrus, then lots of apricots. Taste initially upfront bitter then more rounde with a good malt base. Not much christmas but a great IPA.
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body with large off-white head. Flavour is lots of hops, grass and pine.
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at beerfestival, Esbjerg DK. Very dominant hops and grapefruit both in aroma and taste. Some sweetness in the taste too.