Melker (181) - Varberg, - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/yellowish color. Medium white head with small bubbles.
Aroma of tropical fruits, grass, resin, bread, caramel. Fruity taste, caramel, bread. Finishes a little bit dry and bitter. Good balance between malt and hops.
I thought this would be hoppier but since it has been shipped all the way from NZ it’s not very fresh.
Tide (1375) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WilliamK. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, mango, peach, resin and caramel malts. Bitter finish with grapefruit, mango and resin. Excellent IPA.
manisthebeer (239) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
GLORY OH GLORY HOPS MAY AS WELL JUST SHOVEL RAW WET HOPS IN YOUR MOUTH THIS BEER IS AMAZING
JeyAre (27) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in clear golden color, with no foam at all. Smells fresh and hoppy and I feel kind of nestea smell??! The taste is soft, with a again this nestea feeling and some bitter aftertaste. Overall quite good ipa
Holmen1 (1854) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske fra polets nyhetsslipp: utseende som seg hør og bør, men skummet blir raskt til en tynn film uten blonder. Frisk aroma av citrus og litt karamell, og det samme inntrykket dukker opp i smaken. Balansert og lettdrikkelig. Et kompetent brygg som dog ikke lever opp til egenreklamen.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... big white head ... softy zezty orange fruit ...light passion nose ... zezty fruits ... orange peach and light passsion... juicy fruits ... light peppery finish ... quite nice
Justa (6) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A GOOD IPA but nothing special . If compare it to most IPAs in Australia and NZ it is above average , but not great .
ThirstyBird (1010) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a reddish hue. The beer has a dense light tan head. The aromas are fairly balanced, showing mild toffee and grain in the malt base, with a fruity hop profile where I get nectarine and grapefruit and a touch of pine. The taste is fruity with nectarine, grapefruit bitterness while balanced by caramel and bread ending very dry and slightly bitter. The body is medium and slick with nicely developed carbonation. I think between the boat ride and sitting on the shelf for some time with a $10/ 500ml price tag it may be a stale example.
marom92 (46) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle. Pours an orange tinted, hazy golden colour, with a thin white head. Soft aromas, notes of pine and marmalade. Hints of citrus and caramel. Bitter taste, with a hint of sweet malts. Flavours of pine and grapefruit, but a bit subtle. Very soft carbonation, light/medium body, with a slightly sticky and light mouthfeel. Overall, nice and very drinkable, but a little too light overall
SimonTja (31) - Stockholm, - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I remember this as much better and much more fruity, this one bottle was best before July 2014, so I guess it was brewed July 2013 (7.5 months old).
Pours yellowy orange. Smells of mango and grape with small caramel input. Taste of lemony citrus, very refreshing with a small bitterness and a more malty aftertaste. Carbonation is very nice, and it has a medium light body.
I’ve had this before, probably fresher and I then remember it as much much juicier and almost pineapple grape tasting.
visionthing (2305) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget, Sälen. Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma of apricots, some pine, pale malt and hints of citrus. Medium sweet with fruity and hoppy flavours and a fairly decent bitterness. Finishes lightly dry and the aftertaste is bitter. Decent IPA, but not a favourite.