JStax (4532) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft into a shaker. The pour is an odd, partially translucent copper surrounding an ugly, murky brown with a one-finger width head of crisp, white foam that remains for a very long time and leaving wavy sheets of lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma consists of a potent mix of orange and grapefruit rind as well as an herbal layer of nuances. Taste is bitter yet fruity. Wonderfully balanced sweet and bitter notes battle one another in a beautiful symphony of flavor. As the beer first touches the tongue, it initially stings, but that quickly subsides to a smooth and sticky, chewy mouthfeel.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet flavour from the onset, finish becomes predictability bitter, but too sweet for my plate. (Bottle)
Atom (2038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to Mattyb83. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma is floral, tropical, and caramel. Taste has plenty of alcohol, citrus and caramel malts, slight hop bitterness.
gpekar (485) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange amber with a creamy beige head. There were a lot of fruity citrus aromas. Apricot and tangerine in particular. There was some nice sweet malt aroma as well. The beer had a slightly creamy texture. There is a good hops bite with a good alcohol warmth initially. A good roasted malt sweetness comes through to balance the hops. The finish is again hop forward with a nice lingering citrus bitterness tempered by the malt. Excellent IPA.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Amber coloured. Slightly hazy. Tall white head. Bold fruity hop aroma with tropical aromas, pine and grapefruit. Rich sweet malt flavours. Caramel. Flavourful with lots of hops. Nicely balanced. Very good. Classic.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderat malty aroma. Average frothy, white head. Fair lacing. Cloudy yellow body. Heavy bitter and light sweet flavor. Light to medium palate.
HenrikSoegaard (12650) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Grapefruit? Maybe. Too messy. Light swet ad n heavy bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Messy beer and not my favorite style of IPA.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles and some oranges. Flavor has some malty sweetness and later a strong bitter hoppiness with pine, resin and some citrus. Medium-bodied. A decent IPA.
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy, white foam, pale, light sweetness, very bitter, one of the best beers i have tasted, i am still fresh in rating, but hopefully thats gone improve :)
tomer (2668) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, very little, head, hazy and alittle deep orange colour, aroma of orange blossom, mandarine and some buiscity malt, strong but mellow citrusy bitterness, quickly balanced by sweet biscuity malt, long sour sweetish aftertaste. Excellent balanced IPA.