tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark red, with a big creamy head. Aroma is fruity with orange peel and apricots, as well as caramel malts and grain. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is quite bitter with orange peel, and nice notes of malt before a long rather bitter finish. A nicely balanced IPA.
danlo (1222) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Copper amber colour, frothy off-white head and aroma of caramel, sweet melon & peach, yeasty. Taste is malt caramel with fruity peach, pine, hop resin and a lingering dry nutty earthy bitterness. Smooth slightly oily mouth feel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At just on chilled and into a tulip. Well conditioned, ruddy copper and not quite bright. Mountainous, rocky off white foam atop hold steady and laces a thick weave. There is a toffeeish, biscuity sweetness to the nose that melds well with the piney and floral, Starburst™ fruit chew hops that fill it out. Nice rounded feel on the palate. Prickly carbonation up front before smoothing out and even getting a little oily in the back. An apex of bitter hops is held amongst notes of fruit candy, perfume musk, pine needles and pine wood, dried, mown grass and lime juice. Drops off short in the swallow. Balanced by biscuity, chewy malts and a touch of roasted peanut. All in all a sessionable beast. Well made! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is pine hoppy and toasted malty. Dry, bitter, pine and light wooden. Bitter and toasted malty finish. Dry pine hoppy finish.
Gorm (1281) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fargen er amber med beite skum. Flott syrlig smak med mye bitterhet i avslutningen. Mye sødme. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1506) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En ipa med frisk fruktig citrus lukt. God frisk smak av citrus, langtsittende ettersmak.
Palme (3455) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle @ Henrik. This is a heavy cloudy deep dark plum red one with a islandy off-white head. Really caramelly and sticky on the nose. Lots of sweetness and some resinous hops. Marzipan and almonds are also present in this aroma. Need I mention that it’s on the sweet side of the scale? It has a mild oily mouthfeel and the carbonation level is about average. Nice flavors. It almost feels nutty bitter with lots of strong resinous hops. A strong malty base, caramel biscuits and "I want more" taste after the swallow. Ends light mouthdrying. Mhm, a good one. 08.03.2013
Sigmund (5180) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.8%. Dark amber colour, slightly hazy. Huge off-white head. Lovely aroma of fruity hops, tropical fruits galore, also notes of citrus and crushed gooseberries. The medium sweet flavour has also plenty of fruity and piney hops throughout, with a bitter finish. Crystal malts in the background.
jmgreenuk (4617) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy, slightly reddish brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is hoppy and a little fruity. The flavour is all about the hops! It’s rich, sharp, medium to strong bitter and the floral hoppiness dominates. The palate and the aftertaste are rather smooth though which was a little unexpected.
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at Patricks. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, hop, malt, pine. Flavour is hop, malt, pine, caramel, berries, grapefruit. bitter finish. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.