onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy amber colour with okay head. Strong bitter and hoppy flavour with pines. (backlog).
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head. Hazy yellow body. Tropical fruity eucalyptus and citrus aroma, totally dominated by hops. Dry-bitter tropical fruity resiny mango taste. Mid-bodied. Bitter chalky resiny grassy fruity aftertaste. Nice, but a bit old. (0.5l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)
kromamc (191) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spillata al ma che siete venuti a fa e anke in bottiglia.... ottima IPA, il columbus è talmente presente ke al naso questa birra sembra un mukkio di pellets... very good!
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa. Hazy golden, medium head. Good citrussy hop bitterness, great grapefruity flavours. No compromises. One-dimensional, but great.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden-brown with a dense head. Aroma of orange, grape and pine and a superb refreshing flavour of orange peels, grape and mandarine. Oily texture. Very bitter, and very good!
Rune (10662) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cellared properly at home for almost seven months after I bought a 500ml bottle at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen in May. Slightly foggy, golden body. Thick beige head with a solid foam stand, blanketing the glass. Inviting succulent, floral-hop aromas to the nose. Rich taste of pine needles and plenty of sappy oranges. Great rounded and long-lived finish of dry bitterness. Well made. Festive ale for all seasons (On the second day of Christmas, Tromsø 26.12.2009).
Miksu (5039) - 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 (9765) - 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 (2458) - 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 (9717) - 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.