Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske 0,75l fraVinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Mørkebrun/amber. Veldig høyt tett skum som varer. Fin lacing. Herlig fruktaroma. Fersken. Rik fruktsmak. Plommer & mandler. God fylde. Syrlig & litt tørr ettersmak. Brukt som drikke til fårikål - og det passet utmerket.
beertholomeus (548) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt amber color with a thick off white head. Hop, caramel, citrus, pine and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, citrus, pine, biscuit, floral and malt flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Bitter taste with a caramel and hop finish.
borre_m (48) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with an off white head.There is a lot of hop aroma in this beer and you get a pleasent floral aroma, drinking it is a balanced beer. The hops are backed up by malty flavors, and at 8.5 % ABV.
Flavor has loads of hop bitterness, some caramel.
Loads of hops and a very good double IPA.
trujahwarrior (480) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a thick fluffy off white head that stays the whole time. Leaves great lacing as well. Smells of pine, apricot, peach, citrus and caramel. Tastes of the same things that are in the smell with a slight hop bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is slick and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. One of the more unique tasting ipas around. Very smooth, you can’t taste the higher abv like you can in some double ipas. Another masterpiece in the smokestack series.
joeworrall (73) - USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
interesting hops flavor - more mild apricot than any other IPA I can recall tasting. Nicely balanced with just the right caramel malts for a very easy to drink, slightly sweet taste and just a hint of bitterness on the backside. This is an IPA that anyone would enjoy, beer snob or otherwise... Definitely worth trying, and if you are in Kansas City, MO I think it would be worth a trip to see where it is made.
PlantCityJax (16) - Plant City, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, hoppy (but not overdone) IPA. Bottle poured a nice frothy head that lingered.
Archeron_Banks (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean and smooth on the palate but lacking in distinctive character. Perfectly drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Vighals (775) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gylden brun med lavt hvitt skum. Brendt karamell og blomsterplanter. Bitter og søt smak. Medium lang bitter ettersmak
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a fine off white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Hoppy, mild fruity and a bit sweet malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a nice bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Hoppy, fruity and a bit dominant malty.
Overall impression: My experience was destroyed by a very perfumed lady beside me. Really bad perfume as well.
Personal stats: Bottle at Havnelageret Ølfestival in Fredrikstad, Norway
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great double IPA that is really smooth and not overly bitter even at 8.5%. Has all the common IPA characteristics.