Grima (1864) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours amber colored with small creamy head. Smell is very oily-hoppy, with lots of resin, pine woods and fruity citrussy hops. Starts with massive hops, lots of citrus, grapefruit and pine woods. Some alcohol in the background. The Middle part has some more alcohol flavor, paired with top-notch fruity bitterish hops and resin as well as pine woods. Goes into a fruity-hoppy finish with pine woods and some alcohol.
yngwie (10761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A slightly hazy dark golden beer, topped by a small, off-white head. Very piney and citrusy aroma with some underlying sweetness. Some sweetness in the flavor too, with the citrusy, piney hops dominating. Nice bitterness too. Some alcohol notes too, giving a certain warmth in the mouth. Full body, quite low carbonation. Lasting bitter finish. A quite pleasant and tasteful DIPA. Wouldn’t mind drinking more of this. 130504
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of peach, pine, some floral notes and malt. Flavor is sweet and floral with some bread, pine and peach. medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, peach, melon and pine. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long fruity, caramel and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A very sweet, very boozy and very bitter citrusy IPA. Too aggressive and not clean enough, low drinkability.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed approximately one month after purchase (but that’s after the long boat ride to North-America).
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a medium off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is mostly citrusy (grapefruits & oranges mostly) with the sweet caramelized malts showing up in the aroma as well. The aroma doesn’t have the freshness I like from citrusy hops, here there is a damp basement sensation. Taste is sweet cookies, caramel, ripe apricots, lots of residual sugars, bitter grapefruits, too much booze, aggressive biting bitterness of high intensity. Thick oily body. Alcohol is very apparent. Overall ‘muddy’ sensation, far from a crisp beer. This is a very tasty beer, but the taste I’m looking for, drinking a single bottle was more than enough. I look at this beer name and I conclude that if you own a brewery and you want to put out a new beer you better hurry up because apparently we are running out of combination of letters to name them.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, pine, tangerine and light pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, candied orange, tangering and light pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering citrus finish.
BoltonDK (324) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Complex nose, malt, pine, fruit, citrus.
Hazy amber color small white head.
Medium to full body, small bubbles, malty sweet, alcohol, peaches, citrus.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considered jamming my fingers on the keyboard to write this review, probably not the best move. Anyway, this one had plenty of barleywine notes, sweet, dry, boozy malt notes. By this point the hops have really died down in this one (if it was hoppy at one point that is). Okay.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL. Crazy name. Pours a low haze orange. Low beige foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is lemon custard, dusty, cheesy. Taste is lemon custard, sugar, very cheesy, nutty. Abrasive to astringent body with decent sugar in suspension. Works as barleywine or ASA.
womencantsail (6906) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper colored pour with an off-white head. Floral and citrusy hops, tons of caramel malt and sweetness, and a light grassiness. Hints of pine and sweet dark fruit, strangely. Only a mild bitterness as the caramel malt character really provides a lot of sweetness. Moderate citrus and floral hop notes, pine, herbs, and dark fruit. An interesting take on a double IPA.