bjakk (116) - Skagafjordur, - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An impressive first Icelandic IPA. Really hoppy, with a nice fruity aroma. Lacks a little in fullness, and the tast dosnt last long, although the hoppy flavour builds up over time
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at KEF airport (BB Apr 2014).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
American styled all the way, but still offers some cookie-ish malt and a little apricot tropical-ness, so it’s ok.
kacsagergo (14) - HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle. Appearance:Clear golden color with white head. Aroma: Elderberry and citrus. Flavour: Fresh, bitter. Drinkable, nice beer.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear gold American-hopped Pale Ale with pine / resin notes and strong tropical fruit gum. Lively and fresh smelling, grassy, resinous and "green", this would go over well in the United States. Medium-light body, light sweetness, high bitterness, some nuttiness and sour grain character becomes more apparent in the bitter-sweet onion and garlic hop acid finish, where a coating of Zebra Stripe gum hop oil and laundry soap remain. From bottle best by date April 2014 from Vinmonopolet in Reykjavik.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Grapefruit Rind, Piney
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Mildly Piney, Mildly Citrus
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
UDBeernut (1265) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iceland tick courtesy of silverx. Pours light pale. Nose has slight cattyness, citrus. Taste adds an element of puke. Slight bitterness. Light thin body.
jonas (5281) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, kindly provided by the brewer, thanks Guđmundur! Pours a hazy orange-golden with off-white lace. Classic flower, peach and kumquat hoppiness. Good chewy grain base, sparkly mouthfeel. Plenty of fruity hop aromatics, apricot, kiwi, apples, light metallic bitterness, grassy finish. Nicely balanced IPA.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours clear yellow with a fluffy head, aroma of hops, grass, light fruits, plums, pineapple, pears, flavor is bitter, refreshing and herby with some fruits, medium bodied
kerenmk (1586) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Clear golden with white film. Hoppy, nettle, citrus and some pineapple in the nose, bitter, a little dry, citrusy taste. Medium body, long, bitter finish.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks a lot Nir A. for this bottle! Clear golden with a white head. Great hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits and citrus. Lovely dry hoppy flavor full of tropical fruits, a bit of grapefruit and a lingering bitter finish. Medium-bodied. A lovely refreshing IPA, very easy-drinking.
altonbrownd (4501) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Grillmarkađurinn. Nice pale golden body with big head. Nose of hops, citrus, fruits and more hops. Taste is also very hoppy, grassy and cactus. I really liked it and had no idea it was an IPA as it only said Borg on the tap. It was very well done in my opinion with a clean finish with a slight bite.