esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
Pours orange/brown, hazy, big beige head. Smell of citrus, zest, some sea bucktorn, grapefruit and malts. Heavy sweet, the typical "My name is..." flavors, some sirupy texture, then hints of sea bucktorn and acids. Medium bitter finish. Quite nice
StilleStorm (899) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Pours moderate hazy golden with a frothy, creamy, lacing, white to off-white, lasting head. Aroma is intense citrus tropic, caramel, pine, earth and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter, balancing, spicy with a lasting bitter, sweet citric finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
teorn88 (3080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a clean light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity, juicy, hoppy with notes of grapefruits, sea salt, dried leaves, citrus skin, light tanginess and mustiness. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter with a quite dry tangy citric finish. More noted of grapefruit, sea salt, bread. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall, quite good IPA
gunnar (5684) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.Pours almost clear glowing amber with a small creamy white head. Aroma of oranges and marmelade malts. Taste is fresh resiny and piny hops, moderate sweet malty base. Lingering light bitter finish, nice.
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange with white head. Aroma is caramel, mango, citrus and earth. Fruity palate. Aftertaste is earth, salt, spice and tropical fruit. Overall: Nice! Well implemented sea buckthorn.
ERB92 (403) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mango,pineapple, citrus, pine, floral hops and a hint of caramel in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium to full body with a average to soft carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Overall a really nice Imperial IPA, lots of ripe fruit flavours and a hint of warming alcohol in the back.
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23.11 2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is dry foresty, pine needles, moss, leafs, hops, soil, rubber, grass, light malts. Taste is slightly dry resiny, pine needles, bark, soil, leafs, hops, moss, grass, minerals, light malts, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, dry slightly harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough. As usual I wonder if they added the berries to the brew at all...
kalervo (741) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pyöräkadulla 11/2014. Quite balanced, fresh. Seabuckthorn is quite hidden.
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Light amber with slightly off white head. Very close to white. Bitter, but also some sweetness. Medium, oily body. Low carbonation. Citrus, orange, some caramel and nut flavour.
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Caramel nose, resin, wood, ripe fruit, orange. Caramel taste, grapefruit, sweet fruity, moderate to low bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.