esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Meny Alna enjoyed at home
Light copper hazy, white head. Smells of spices, pine cones, some resins, light malts, hints of honey and basil. Light to moderate sweet, quite clean and light body, some spices in the back. Sharp medium bitter finish, spicy and with a nice resin kick. Very nice, very sessionable
Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour, some foam that quickly disappears. Citric and fruity, spruce and grass. Medium bitterness. Very drinkable and refreshening, an excellent "light-IPA".
Vighals (1486) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys brun i fargen med lite hvitt skum. Lime annanas grapelukt. Bitter, med søtlig sitrussmak. Medium kullsyre, kort medium bitter ettersmak.
Habanero (2808) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden with a medium sized, lacing off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, flowers, piney notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent and smooth IPA
hubermi12 (14) - - FEB 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you are looking for a traditional IPA, this may dissapoint because of how light it is. However, I love this beer because of its drinkablility. It’s low alcohol content and lighter taste make it a great beer to take to the beach in the summer.
mmill527 (83) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I get it, it is supposed to be a low alcohol IPA that you can drink "all day" without needing a nap. OK fine, but it is not very good. Taste is a dry pale ale with little character. Love Founders, but this one does not do it for me.
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at a tasting. Cloudy amber body with a white medium head. Fruity and citric ale, more leaning towards a Pale Ale.
Simonsen (750) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra ultra ski. Klar kobberfarget, lite/medium karbonert. Medium skumtopp. Malt, humle, gress,karamell, sitrus, grapefrukt. Litt vannaktig pga lite alkohol og fylde, men alt i alt en god og frisk ipa
SlackerMads (1790) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a medium sized off white head. Hops forward with lots of citrus backed by a light bready malt base. Light body, a bit watery in the texture, prickling carbonation. Light sweet and medium bitter with a long lasting bitter and dry finish. Light and thirst quenching.
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
It pours a light golden color and leaves the same colored body and barely leaves any head except for a small film coating the center of the pint as a patch of whiteness that dies within seconds. No lacing is left and some carbonation is seen rising.
The smell really only has some bitter hops and nothing else.
The taste is the bitter hops with a bit of grapefruit coming slightly in.
The palate is super light (Founders is definitely going to give the BMC drinkers a run for their money on this one). A decent dry finish helps define the mouthfeel, and has a very good drinkability.
Overall, this is a good beer. However, probably not one I would have this time of year, but one I would much rather have during the summer months.