Rune (9236) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle thanks to Cunningham for the treat. Clear golden-orange coloured body. Solid lacing. Film-type layer. Leafy hops on the nose. Caramel, herbs and leaves to the taste buds leading to bittersweet finish. Well bodied. Mostly integrated alcohol. Satisfying, rather unvaried though (Drammen 30.05.2015).
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Thank you very much Henrik for sharing this so I completed all US states. Pours slightly hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, malty and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
tfredvik (1355) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium amber body with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of caramel and overripe generic fruits. Sweet caramel in the moderate flavour as well, generic fruits and nutty hints. Moderate sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, moderate carbonation. Feels old.
[sample from bottle courtesy of Cunningham. Bottle? What bottle? @ Haand ølfestival, Drammen]
Cunningham (5463) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear deep golden color with a off white head. Fruity, resin and hoppy aroma. A bit to fruity. Medium + body. A bit unbalanced. To much over on the sweet side. Tropical, malty, grapefruit hoppy and a bit resinous flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with RobertDale]
US State #45
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared by Cuningham. Finally finishing all US states. It pours a dense finger thick beige head over an almost clear dark golden body. It’s quite alcoholic on the nose, with malty sugar, resins and pine cones. It’s sweet and bitter in the mouth, full-bodied, warming and hoppy. Some peaches. Lasting quite bitter finish. A decent beer, but it lacks some balance and feels quite rough. 150530
razzanof (70) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark amber with minimal head and decent lacing. Aroma is straight bananas. Taste is banana on the nose with a malty overtone and a bitter finish. A decent beer...unfortunately not a good example of a DIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (4192) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, other citrus, pine, and malt. Finish is bitter. OK.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with small head. Faint hop and malt aroma. Flavor is floral hops with decent malt backbone. Slightly soapy - ? old bottles
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: opaque golden orange color, awesome head when poured that is very dense and domes at the top
Aroma: malty, citrusy, hoppy
Taste: hoppy with malt flavor, citrus, grapefruit
Palette: extremely bitter at end, light to medium body
Overall: this is a great ipa for ipa lovers
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of jackl. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops and caramel malt. The taste is bitter resin, citrus, tropical hops and caramel malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, a little boring, but solid.