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Borg ┌lfur ┌lfur Double IPA Nr. 17

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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┌lfur ┌lfur er dŠmisaga um tv÷feldni. Ferns konar humlar leika lausum hala, grimmir og beiskir Ý brag­i! Grr. Grr.

Humlar ljß bjˇr gˇ­an ilm og beiskleika, og eru oft nota­ir tila­ vega upp ß mˇti sŠtu annarra hrßefna. ═ hef­bundnum IPA bjˇr (Indian Pale Ale) eruhumlarnir ■ˇ Ý a­alhlutverki. ┌lfur ┌lfur er hins vegar afger­inni Double IPA og ■vÝ alveg ˇtr˙lega grimmur Ýbrag­i; dŠmisaga um hva­ gerist ■egar humlarnir fß a­ a­ sřna klŠrnar og sperra sig vŠg­arlaust.

Vinnie Cilurzo, upphafsma­ur Double IPA bjˇrstÝlsins, er lŠrifa­ir annars bruggmeistara Borgar. Honum til hei­urs er ┌lfur ┌lfur ger­ur ˙r ferns konar amerÝskum humlum; Chinook, Columbus, Centennial og Amarillo. ┌tkoman er spangˇlandi villidřr me­ řlfrandi sprŠkum keim af su­rŠnum ßv÷xtum ß bor­ vi­ rautt greipaldin og mangˇ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (353) - Írebro, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
33 cl frňn Island. Grym dubbel ipa som bara mňste avnjutas igen och igen. Hoppas pň att sb plockar hem denna

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5260) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Inviting unclear golden pour with a fine thick white head. Nice lacing. Powerful nice aroma with the usual stuff. Pine, tropical fruity and grapefruit hoppy. Yummi. Nice medium to full body with a smooth carbonation. Very balanced sweetness versus bitterness. Balanced powerful flavor with pine, grapefruit hoppy and tropical fruits. Lovely ale for hop heads. No disturbing alcohol either in aroma or flavor! Dangerously easy drinkable.
[Bottle from a trade with mcberko]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours weak hazed golden with a huge frothy off-white head. Distinct resiny and piney hops in the aroma. Taste is moderate bitter & dry, resiny oily hops, very crisp and moreish DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2015
Cool danky grapefruit and orange nose on top of dough cracker and minerally notes. Great looking beer big frothy white head hazy golden orange great lace. Flavors of danky hops sweet citrus orange grapefruit stonefruit pale malt some white sugar cracker and dough. Lingering white sugary fruit. Cool beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (112) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2015
33cl bottle@Hilton Hotel Bar, Reykiavik@approx 6 degrees C. Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Charming aroma of American hops - pine and citrus galore with a little vanilla thrown in. Heavily hopped flavour which fills your mouth completely, but well balanced by enough malt to keep it from being just a hop-bomb. Very nice, rich creamy texture supplements the well balanced tastes and makes this surprisingly easy to drink despite its 9% ABV, though that alcohol can also be detected. Definitely a very good APA or if you prefer: IIPA and the best Icelandic beer I have had so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at the Laundromat Cafe, pours a hazy golden with a medium white head. Nose brings out rich piney and resinous hops, and a dry biscuity malt. Flavour is robust, with loads of piney and resinous hops that blast through, backed by just enough biscuity malt to back. This is a great IIPA - American calibre. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7028) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6584-20140808] Bottle. Spiced floral orange hops aroma is quite fragrant. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter hoppy pepper floral flavour has a bitter leaf finish. Medium-full body. Interesting. (8/3/7/3/15) 3.6
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
[Bottle (330ml) shared with and courtesy of jercraigs & mabel] Pours a hazy gold with average size white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavour are nice, citrusy and hoppy along with biscuity malt. Decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. A pretty good DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2014-08-08. Crisp dark orange body nice moderate white head. 3+ Aroma is odd, with green leafy vegetation over muted muddled orange citrus and something else I canĺt define. 6+ Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, resin, sort of oily green leafy hops. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent but the hop profile doesnĺt work for me. Not sure if it is a bit off or just not for me. Bottle dated BB3000914 via trade with Duffman

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle, actually probably my third or fourth at this point, and this one was graciously given by haukur-- thanks! Medium orange hue with an average white head that retains nicely. Malts are more bready/biscuity than caramel, hops lean toward grapefruit and pine, but there is an earthiness or tea-like character too. The balance here is very nice, so if you are looking for a hop-bomb then this will probably disappoint. I think it is a well crafted IIPA with a nice balance of flavours. Solid.

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