glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy cooked grapefruit and orange juice, light soap for the yeast with wood, date and other dark dried fruits in the background. Head is average to large, between frothy and creamy, lightl beige with fair thin lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky mahogany. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, dry with a lively carbonation and has a very dry finish. This Amber Ale has an almost barley wine-like aroma, and the flavor is completely devoid of sweetness. The spooge at the bottom muddies it up and adds a bit of funkiness. If you’re an IBU fan this one is for you.
gyllenbock (4547) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of fruit, nuts, malt and some toffee. RIP to all the bottles that didn’t make it.
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottled. Pours hazy amber with a large off-white head. Nose of citrus fruits and caramel. Sweet flavor of again citrus especially grape fruit and caramel.. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. End up more dry and solod bitter. Quite nice.★★★★
jkwood04 (3850) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle In a tulip. Pours ruby/brown with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma strong of citrusy hops, plus some caramel and bread like malts to balance it out. Flavor the same, with a lot of hops. Average texture. A good beer.
johnbuck100 (237) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 liter bottle- pours a very dense orange rust color with off white creamy head. No bottle date but says use by 2014 (long enough to sail to India from Copenhagen, I guess). This is a very earthy, yeasty IPA with a strong hop presence and a bitter finish. I would love to have one of these fresh from the tap in Denmark. I like my IPAs complex and unfiltered, and this takes it to the limit. A bit too roasty for my taste but a complex and very chewy offering. A pint of this could be a meal.
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled @ Borefts 2012. Dark brown with a mocha head. Smells of sharp pine, earthly hops blended with a tad lesser sweet caramel malts. Very bitter pine resin, yeast flavours, cut slightly by some caramel malts, some earthiness as well, lightly muddled, medium bodied. Ok but bit lacking compared to other hoppy beers - expect a bit more / different with a beer called Hop Flood.
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Copper body and light creamy tan head. Amber with barley wine aspirations. Pine and resin hops. Taste also has a whole lot of bitterness to compensate the caramel. (On tap at Borefts 2012)
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Borefts. Cloudy dark brown pour, thin tan head. As the name suggests this beer is all about the hops. Big malty spicy aroma with an all spicy dry hop peppery flavour. The first mouthful was somewhat of a shock, but it rapidly grew on me and I really appreciated the spiciness of this ale towards the end. I will look it up on my next visit to CPH.
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Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep rusty brown color with a finger of off white foam that settles quickly. On the nose its alot of earthy malt with hints of citrus and pine. On the palate this beer has big malty flavor but not so much sweetness... a rich black tea earthy bordering on graham cracker towards the bitter finish makes a great base for big bitter hop notes of pine, citrus and grapefruit !
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium to dark bbrown with orange hew. Nose is brown malt, melln rind.first sip is nice piney,passion fruit, juicy friuts finish is mild lingering bitterness.