Vinx (86) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant aroma of sweet mature fruit and caramel with toasted hints. Surely they used english hops (Northdown?) which are very strong and aromatic but not much citrusy (despite the manufacturer’s description). Intense black color with a beige foam that doesn’t last long. Maybe bitterer than what its aroma imply. Its toasted notes take over the hoppy character making it seem more "stouty" than I wanted. Overall a good BIPA but I tasted better ones.
arsol (780) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter humle og kaffe. Fyldig og smak av kaffe og noe fruktig. Bitter ettersmak som sitter i. Kjenner noe alkoholvarme.
Vighals (1976) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart med rødskjær med lavt beige skum. Humle, kaffe og fruktig lukt. Smake fruktig og sjokolade. Mitterheten kommer sent men godt.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is pine, spruce, freshlty cut grass, hints of chocolate, peaches and cold coffee. Taste is pine, coffee, resin, grass, hints of peaches, herbs and licorice. Medium body and carbonation. A very well executed BIPA with a flavorful, hoppy profile while still having a bit to offer on the malty side.
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Clash of roasted malts and citrus hops. Good clash. Taste is a balanced mixture of bitter and sweet. Pine, raisin, coffee. Very good one!
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-07-04. Black body nice tan head and lace. 3+ Aroma is a melange of green hops dark malt and lightly roasty malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, the hops and lightly roasty dark malts work well together and find a good balance. Relatively rich overall, the alcohol is restrained. Smooth average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Very nice stuff. Bottle from Alesela, Glasgow.
Nordcore (1152) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted Malt, hops and caramel. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft dark fruit/roasted end. Late night. Steinkjer
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hell Hunt, Tallinn. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head and a little lace. The aroma is big grassy hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a huge grass nettle light spice pepper hop citrus palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. They teally threw the hops at this one and sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. This does however work for me. I’d normally mark a beer down for being a little one dimesional, but this time I will make an exception.
smmaaren (338) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours almost pitch black with a big foamy beige head. Mainly aromas of roasted coffee and citrus fruits. Long bitter aftertaste. Smooth and nice IPA.
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
14.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and fresh roasted, dark malts, pine needles, caramel, hops, coffee, bark, licorice, grass, leafs. Taste is dry and roasted, dark malts, coffee, pine needles, lots of hops, burnt caramel, bark, soil, weeds, grass, leafs, licorice. Longlasting bitterness, dry and a little thin mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Nice enough.