Dashimus (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the vinbud in Borganes, Iceland. Pours golden with a white head and good lacing that is fairly short lived. Aroma is citrus hops, lychee, pine, sort fruits like peaches and Melon. Slight hints of malt but almost entirely hidden. Very fresh smell. Flavour is strong bitter with a long after taste and moderate to strong carbonation.
Foxbush (991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.3 l bottle This was enjoyed with lunch in Reykjavik at a local restuarant 73. The IPA was one of the best beers I had while in Iceland. The ale poured a clear light amber with a white head and was served in a sniffer glass. This was one of the most balanced IPAs with bitter citric hops that create a mouthful of flavor. The citric hops are noticed on the nose with hints of resin. The medium bodied ale had average carbonation. The finish was dry with more citric hops.
esp0r (1259) - NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle enjoyed outside a place in Reykjavik with really really bad service, sadly i can’t remember the name. You can probably spot it by the free birds drinking liqour from a bottle in a paper bag or maybe even from a ketchup bottle on a nearby bench trying to get attention from the tourist girls
Copper clear, white head. Smells of herbs, malts, hints of flowers and citrus. Taste is quite neutral, moderate sweet, clean for an ipa. Medium bitter finish with some resins.
smm (15) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from bluondous 070613 expiration
Deep red orange with a slight head. Smells of light citrus hops and a bit of grass. Citrus in the hop profile, grapefruit rind and a light malt backbone adds a nice sweetness. It has a nice brightness with a fairly dry bitter finish. Although Iceland has a lot of European overtones their beer seems to err on the side of the USA. 5.9% is on the lower end for an IPA, but it definitely doesn’t drink like a straight up pale. Through the course of a bottle it finishes a bit murky and there is a hint of astringency, but nothing like some of the terrible malty bombs of an IPA one sees stateside.
mrtavora (25) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, loses points for a somewhat too-sweet-for-my-taste hoppiness and for a slightly too bitter aftertaste (again, a personal taste), then again I think it’s fair to say this IPA has some real personality
NordicV (760) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gyllene öl med livligt gulvitt skum. Mycket blommig doft med fläderblom, citrus och clementin. Smaken är även den ganska blommig med en kraftig citrusbeska/grape som nästa går över mot det beska vita innanför skalet.
mzaar (890) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska 33 cl, Café Paris, Reykjavik. Nektariner. Det är det första som når näsan efter att den guldfärgade ölen hällts upp i glaset. Sen fyller melon, citron och blommor på. Smaken är exotiska frukter, men också karamell, jordgubbar och lätt, lätt av rosenvatten. Högst rekommendabel.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brought from Iceland to a rating session in Tromsø, by the courtesy of Elisabeth & Stefan. Rocky white head that laces well over a clear golden body. Fresh,fruit hoppy smell. Taste follows suit with fine moments of pine and citric fruits alongside mid-sweet malts. Nice bittersweet round off. Pleasing IPA. 20.08.2012.
JorisPPattyn (7311) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small transparant head over copperish-golden, clear beer. Fruity with peach, nectarine, rosewater, lychee. Very inviting, if a tad ’light’. Bitterish-fruity, but somewhere a rather welcome mild sweetness, again fruity; lychee, melon, bitter(ish) melon. Served cold, very refreshing. For its light body, not empty at all. Medium carbonation, more feel than visual. In itself, a quite good light IPA. Seen its origins, revolutionary. Excellent find, Klaas!
BoBoChamp (4194) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, as Úlfur India Pale Ale Nr. 3, new exclusive Icelandic brew Anno 2011, tasted at Gents Bierfestival 2012, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly bitter/sweet, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew, yet expensive!