Cuso (2665) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, many thanks to Cunningham. Dark golden color with thick off-white head. malty aroma with caramel, floral hops, pines, grapefruit. Malty body with resin, grapefruit, grapefruit zest, floral hops. Dry bitter finish. Tasty.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Berentsens, Gladmat, Stavanger. Pours light amber, with a light airy head. Aroma is very sweet of tropical fruits, honey and flowers, as well as a nice caramel malt with toffee. Body is full and creamy, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet of nice fruity hops with good bitter pine and orange peel, as well as a good lightly burned malt backbone. Nice and long bitter finish with orange peel. Splendid IPA from Berentsens.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Deep glowing amber.
Flowery aroma and flavour, rather sweet at first, then some bitter hops fill in the blanks. B itter tail, dust, resin.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two 500ml bottles from Vinmonopolet Hamar. Frothy, near-white head leaving dotted spots at the glass. Clear amber coloured body. Aroma of dark honey with hints of caramel and floral hops, inviting. Rather comprehensive dry, malt-fruity taste profile where notes of resin, pine and bread-like malts work well together. Developing bittersweet ending. Full bodied. Enjoying, original IPA (Ottestad 15.02.2013 and one bottle shared with Leif and Dag Erik in Vikingskipet, Hamar 17.02.2013).
gunnfryd (8564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Berentsen , Gladmatfestivalen. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, peaches, fruit. Flavour is sweet, hop, pine, peaches, grain. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
yngwie (10761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It’s a clear one, perhaps with a very minor hazy, amber in color and topped by a firm, off-white head of moderate size. The aroma is a tad weak for an IPA I think, definitely not the typical West Coast IPA. Flowers, some grass, canned fruits syrup and a touch of peaches and banana. It’s rather bitter in the mouth, soft on the palate, with nice carbonation. Medium to full body. Pine cones, some syrupy notes and a flowery touch in the flavor. Mostly bitter finish, with some pine cones and sugary maltyness. A fine beer, indeed, but it’s too careful initially, and I wouldn’t mind more body and balance. 130210
LarsEngen (277) - Sandvika, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Poursclear dark orange with a medium dark off white head that leaves an ok lacing. Aroma of fruits and flowers. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness, light sourness. A bit on the dry side this IPA. A good one too.
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with a white head - some malt in the aroma along with some hop, that i expected more of - malt body to support a good hop forward flavour with some grapefruit and bitterness - Long lasting dry hop finish with citrus, grapefruit - this was good
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear caramel golden color with a big frothy tan head that leaves some lacing. A mild fine caramel malty and light hoppy aroma. Round fine mild sweet body with a nice bitterness. Oily texture. Fresh and easy drinkable. Maybee a bit more like an apa. Anyway it does not matter much. A fine caramel malty and light grape hoppy flavor. Nice tasty ale.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway]
Beer3000 (3727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a big, lasting creamy off-white head. A bit weak in aroma, mild caramel malt and floral hops. Flavour has light, soft pale malt, fruity and moderate floral and grassy bitterness. Medium body and a decent aftertaste where the bitterness becomes more evident. Not an IPA in my book, more like an American Pale ale.