Beer5000 (5054) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, deep golden body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is fruity and caramel. It’s strong and distinct fruity but I can’t really put my finger on what kind of fruit, it’s more like citric fruit in general with a hint of dry fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and bitter, dominated by caramel and the same general fruit flavor as in aroma, some dry fruit and herbal tea. Quite heavy in body, close to a good malt based IPA, but I feel its becoming to sweet and sticky caramel’ ish after a few more sips with a lack of balance. Promising, but to much sweet caramel and bitterness without the fruity freshness for my liking. But the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Reddish orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and citric fruity. Flavor is moderate malty and caramel dominated by citric fruity hops. Long and bitter finish. Very nice and well made but not extraordinary.
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012.11.01 - bottle 33cl - orange amber beer, creamy white head - nose : citrus, herbs - mouth : citrus, herbs and lovely bitterness in the end.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Glowing amber. Rich, sweet malt. Mint, grass, chives. Boiled sweets, anise. Long malty finish with spearmint and some white pepper.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Copenhagen beer festival 2010. Packed with malt and hops, lots of chewy grains here. Not as easy-going and refreshing as the Punk IPA, perhaps, but still a fine beer.
gunnar (6414) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark golden/amber with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is strong fruity hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste is intense fruity, good dry but juicy tropical fruits,herbal and minty lingering aftertaste. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Well hidden alcohol, a very good one.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours unclear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrussy and pine. Taste is filled with piney hops, loads and loads of them which creates a solid bitterness all the way to the end, shining thru the moderate sweet malty base. I suppose this is what an imperial IPA is all about.
Carfi (293) - Rakovník, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Postupně sem budu doplňopvat piva, co jsem vypil a zapsal si, chvilku to asi bude trvat a proto k těm dříve vypitým pivům nebudou žádné "dojmy"
visionthing (3604) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with caramel, citrus, fruits (also dried fruits), alcohol and hints of roasted malt and biscuits. Sweet, hoppy and malty with a pleasant caramel flavour and fairly dry , citrussy and bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice IIPA. (2012-10-27)
Earlier Rating: 10/27/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange/amber with white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine and herbs. Alcohol is pretty well integrated, but there is some indication of high alcohol content. A bit sweet with a long, pretty bitter finish.
Arve_Christian (3932) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Stover, Norway.
Dark golden color, good foam. High intensity hoppy aromas ( grapefruit)’ also medium intensity caramel- some vanilla & fruitiness.
Medium/ full body & high complexity .
Sweetness, also good bitterness- ok balance.
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2012 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at Underbar, Oslo.
Golden color, ok foam.
Full body & hgh complexity.
Distinct hops, high viscosity.
Good balance and very enjoyable
MrHyde (4) - Parma, ITALY - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore ambrato, bella schiuma fine e persistente, al palato si avverte un leggero retrogusto di pompelmo, amara ma ottimamente bilanciata!
Holmen1 (3541) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 flaske fra Polet: en overveldende og god humlearoma, blandet med litt malt og krydder. Smaken som følger er like god og intens, komplekse humlenoter balansert med malt-og alkoholsødme. "Explicit imperial ale" som det står på etiketten er for en gangs skyld helt treffende.
kryon (1888) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with low off white head
Hoppy aromas of pine, grapefruit, caramel malts
Full bodied and nicely bitter.
Taste full of hops and caramel malts. Some oakyness and almost butterscotchy.