TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brasserie 4:20 (Rome). A great example of the West Coast style, which a high drinkability. The ladies loved it, and that is high praise indeed.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Olympen, Oslo. Hazy amber. Strong malty base. Herbs, mint. Fruity.
The hops are in control, pushing the maltiness to the back. Very crisp finish.
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CP&K. It pours hazy light orange, with a very thin off-white head and low fizzy carbonation. The nose is orange, mango, pineapple and resin. The taste is tangy orange, mango, grass, pine and resin, with a long tangy-bitter dry finish. Medium bodied and oily mouth-feel. Well balanced and very drinkable.
Kestral (505) - Ňrnes, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Schouskjelleren. Light golden yellow with a dense creamy white head. Lovely large soap bubbles on top, sticky lacing clinging to everywhere. When I got the glass I could smell it from down on the table top. When I got it up close though, it wasnít as intense as I thought it would be. Itís got a gorgeous tropical fruity aroma with apricots, peach, grapefruit, watermelon. Some caramel. A tiny bit dusty. It also kinda smells chalky or milky in a way. All the fruitiness does turn it a tiny bit perfumy, but itís still a fantastic aroma. Flavourwise, itís surprisingly mellow. I thought this would be pretty damn bitter. Moderat bitterness in the finish, which is a little bit thin. Some butterscotch. A bit of a letdown after the aroma. Carbonation is sparse, body is light to medium. It feels a bit dead and flat, like the wierd chalky like tap water in Denmark and England. itís a bit of a wierd one. Incredible aroma, but the flavour lets it down. It feels a bit muddy. Drinks a bit like a peach milkshake would have. Enjoyable, but with room for improvement.
Benzai (4332) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2011. Very bright color. Smell and taste a little too sweet for an IPA. Smell almost fruity.
Brandman (1440) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brasserie 4:20. Orange body, white head. Fruity clear aroma. Hops have some unpleasant aroma, same that in Stoneís beers. Dark hops maybe? Piney. Nice bitterness, some sweetness to support hops. For todayís standard IPAs this is nicely on low hopped, not overhopped, side which helps the beer itself come out very well.
Koelschtrinker (8473) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Angenehmer Hopfengeschmack, der nur wenig trocken und gelungen weich ist. Fruchtig, blumig, dezent sŁŖ. Ausgewogen, sp auch sŁffig. Zum Ende etwas bitterer, insgesamt aber schwach. Herbes, fruchtiges Finish. Leicht trinkbares und erfrischendes Bier. 12/12/11/12//12
abemorsten (1842) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Olympen. White film on a clear golden body. Peach, sweat, mango and american hops aroma. Fruity, bitter and acidic flavors. Full body. Juicy. Lasting bitterness.
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Floral tropical fruit and chalk aroma with catís pee and earth notes. (Simcoe?) Something sweet and musty in this aroma, too. Dry-sweet tropical fruit and strawberry taste with resiny citric notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, chalky mouthfeel. Dry-sweetish floral tropical fruit aftertaste with wooden resiny notes. Quite nice, but a bit sweet and musty. Not very fresh. (0.4l draft at Olympen, Oslo.)
ijustpop (5) - - MAY 1, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Olympen restaurant, Oslo. Coppery orange colour, slitghly offwhite head. Small, bu lasting head, good lacing. Some citrus and pine. Medium bitterness. Good, typical modern American IPA.