ClubGonzo (4375) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange body with small white head. Nose is a complex herbal mix of grass, peppery herbs, nettles, spinach, mint, hints of red berries and alcohol. Taste is red berries, mint, herbal grassy tones and hints of green pepper and hay. Medium body and carbonation. Not too impressive, but not bad either. However, it makes me wonder how come so many Brit IPAs come across as grassy-herbal instead of the regular fruity/piny IPAs in the American tradition? Like this one, for example: even though the hop bill is all New World, it still tastes pretty much as a noble-hopped version. So strange.
espirit (1) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the hanging bat in Edinburgh. I asked for a taster to see if I wanted it, I said yes as soon as my tongue hit the beer. This thing is very balanced for a 6.8 percenter. I was expecting the usual resiny/bitter/syrupy IPA around this alcohol %. I was surprised. Medium pineapple fruity aromas give way to crisp hoppiness and bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm. Well made.
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonpolet Tromsø Langnes. Lys aprikosfarget. Uklar. Høyt luftig skum som holder seg bra. Litt lacing. God fruktaktig humlearoma. Plommer. Smaken er syrlig frukt. God men litt uvariert. Litt sedimenter igjen i flaska. Avslutter tørt.
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A clear, dark golden beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head. The aroma of hop pellets escaped the bottle immediately after cracking the bottle, and is reinforced when poured into the glass. Lemon peel and some pine cones, quite resiny, with some flowery hints and peaches. Not much maltyness in the aroma. The flavor is more on the malty side though, but far from malt dominated. Could perhaps be a tad more bitter to deal with the malty sweetness, but it’s far from bad. Citrus peel, pine cones and resins, some grass and peaches, notes of flowery perfume too. Lasting hop dominated finish, where it dries up a bit. Pleasant carbonation level, medium to full-bodied. Sure a nice one, a beer I could drink loads of. 140713
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ yngwie
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, orange, pine and peach. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus and orange fruity, piney and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
borre_m (394) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden with white head. Aroma is american hops, pine and grass dominating. Tasting is nicely balanced hops with malts, the taste has more malts then i expexted.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small slightly bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is fresh fruity, fresh hops, pine needles, dried fruits, moss, leafs, lawn, sap, bark, light malts. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, pine needles, hops, bark, light malts, grass, citrus peel, moss, alcohol, hints of cardboard. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.
ABS (624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sørlandssenteret. Close to 4 months old. Amber colour. Slightly below medium amount of white, bubbly head. Citrus, grapefruit and resin nose. A bit above medium bitter. Hint of grainy mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Slighly below medium body. Some salt and seltzers. Citrus, pineapple, pine, malt, oat flavour. A good IPA, though the grainyness and hint of salty taste isn’t favourable.
gunnar (5906) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear dark golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, mango and piney hops. Taste is the same, fruity, some grapes, oranges and pine, juicy and powerful, very good IPA.
IPAgutten79 (654) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Gylden med medium/høyt skum. Aroma av ananas, furu og appelsin. Smaken er balansert og fin, her er appelsin, humle, furu og malt. Myk og rund smak, behagelig bitter ettersmak.