Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark golden, smooth creamy offwhite head.
dry, flowery, exotic fruity, piny, grapefruity aroma. nice hop aroma over a malty base.
flavor is sweet malty, flowery and slightly yellow fruity hoppy. hoppy part of flavor is slightly sweeter than usual, but there are loads of pine and grapefruit and other kinds of hoppy bitterness to balance. tastes great.
ends bitter and sweet malty, quenching.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big offwhite head. Hazy amber body. Lovely mango fruit hop aroma with sherbet notes. Dry-sweet earthy peas taste with mango and fruit notes. Mild, dusty mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry alcoholic fruity mealy aftertaste with resiny pepper notes. Not bad, but could use more of everything. (0.33l bottle, Håndverkerstuene. Bottled 2010-04-12.)
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt, flower, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is biscuit malt, medium bitter, hoppy, citrus, flower, peach and grapefruit.
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @ Cardinal. Slightly hazy dark orange to amber body with a fine off-white head. Strong hoppy aroma of grapefruit and oranges with some caramel. Flavor has a sweet fruity, caramel base with a nice balanced bitterness. Very nice.
dutchbeerpages (1473) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a sweet IPA with some nice fruit. Strawberry juice? Amazing what this guys keeps brewing... even someone like me he isn’t a real big fan of IPA’s rates this high
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice deep golden colour. Fruity hoppy piney citrus aroma. Pleasant fruity piney caramel flavour. Pleasant bitterness, bit sweet, finish. Nice IPA indeed.
KnutAlbert (5764) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Festival.
Soft, easy drinking, lots of flowers, dust, a hint of sourness. They can obviously do lighter stuff as well!
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Bottle, tfs Vaiz! Murky brown, large bubbly off white head.
Aroma is a very wide range of hops, floral, grassy, earthy and fruity, multiple hops clearly distinguishable. Nice.
Dry bitter flavour with some fruity sweetness.
Long lingering hop bitterness. Very full for the abv.
Nice, highly drinkable ipa.
jerohen (1962) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Hazy orange/brown colored, thick beige head. Nose of pine, very hoppy. Fruity and hoppy flavor, pretty dry. Very bitter finish. Good, but could use some more complexity.
Vaiz (3148) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bottle at tasting. Hazy orange pour, thick foamy white head that laces. Aroma of pine scented hops, with grapefruit and some citrus. Flavor is very bitter, fruity and hoppy. Quite a lot of flavor for only 6% abv, thin bodied though. Lively carbonation and a creamy texture. Nice. Re-rate of the festival edition: Tap at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Much like the regular, but with extra fresh hops added to the barrel. You can taste the freshness immediately. Very very nice.