Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and golden. Citrus fruits with a hoppy bitterness, slight malty sweetness, right at the end a touch of lychee.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruits, grapefruit, some grass, pineapple and toast. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Pretty good.
Beer4000 (4602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. Clear golden body with an off-white head. Aroma is soft malty and citric fruity like peach, apricot and grapefruit. Nice and balanced in flavor, soft pale malt, citric fruit and balanced good bitterness. Medium body and fine aftertaste. Nice, well-made IPA, nothing more nor less.
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkel gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrus og humle . Smak av humle og sitrusfrukter . Cardinal.
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml ABM. Amber color, good big creamy beige head. Very aromatic citric smell, like sniffing a bag of hops. Medium-bodied. Citrusy fruity hoppy flavor. Citrus, some pine and resin. Some of my favourite hops used and tastes very fresh (BB 11/2013).
gunnar (5657) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at Nærbøfestivalen 13. Pours dark cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of piney and fruity hops, inviting. Taste is fruity, apricot and grapefruit, crisp and fresh, well balanced and tasty IPA.
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Draft House tower bridge. Pours clear full orange with a small white head leaving some good lacing. Nose is full of very tropical - passionfruit, mango, lychee. Alludes to an underlying bitterness. I like it. Taste has light banana with tropical fruits especially focused on lychee. Not overly sweet with a balanced bitterness to it which is slight but a nice enough kick. Nice stuff
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Deep orange to amber colour, moderate off-white head. Very nice aroma of fruity and piney hops, notes of tropical fruits. Distinctly hoppy flavour throughout, tropical fruits and grapefruit, resin and a solid bitterness in the finish, but not too extreme. There is a decent malty backbone to support the hoppiness - a well balanced IPA in my book, can easily compete with most of its American counterparts.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely aroma, as you would expect. Pretty good, but just not enough malt to balance the bitterness. Malt balance is non existent. Typically British interpretation of a US style which forgets to pile on the malt to give a beer real balance and real complexity. More like a British interpretation of a West Coast pale ale. Still good but to my taste needs more.
somersetelvis (11) - Weston super Mare, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A true example of a west coast IPA. Massive resinous hop aroma and palate. One of my favourite beers.