ABS (450) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet SÝrlandssenteret. Pours unclear orange to copper. Above average amount of white head. Very bitter. Warming. Oily and medium to thick body. Apricot, alcohol, caramel, malt flavour. Too much alcohol warmth actually makes it hard to pick out flavours. A good beer nonetheless.
Ok, I read the bottle label now. Itís of course the chili I feel burning. Mango flavours are also recognisable. Canít find any mint though.
esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Copper, very hazed, big beige frothy head. Smell of grapefruit, mint, citrus zests, anise, othere herbs and spices. Moderate sweet, spicy, more mint and pine, some juicy tendensies.Ends of with a medium bitter tail with a solid chili sting. Quite unusual hop bill, and it works quite well with the additatives in this one. Why havenít anyone else thought of an ipa with chili, mango, mint and lime? I think itís a great idea!!
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ōltorget, june 7th 2014. Almost clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma is intense fruity, lime, mango, garepfruit, taste in the same direction, with a mild chili added, the mango and chili combo here is just awesome, light bitterness, slightly piney, dry and refreshing mango/chili finish. This is one of the creative additions to an IPA that really works well.
garza (568) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tan orange look with nice beige head. Pine, herbal notes and spices on the aroma. Light sweetness and high bitterness on the taste with all the spiced mouthfeel. Refreshing, dry-light sweet finish with low carbonation. Nice one.
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber-orange body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is pine, brown sugar, mango, alcohol and hints of resin, grass and grapefruit. Taste is pine, lime, citrus, grass and hints of caramel, peppers and resin. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice IPA with a decent spice-herbal tones.
gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.
Pours hazy orange with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity malts, with resiny and flowery notes, inviting and complex.Taste is laden with chili and mint, a wonderful mix with goes well towards the sweet malty background
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle. This is a cloudy looking deep orange/amber-grey colored one with a nice big lasting and heavy lacing off-white head. It has a really sweet intense aroma loaded with peaches, sweet ripe fruits, red currants, freshly cut lawn and a sweet sticky malty backbone. Yeah, I like what I smell. Lots of flavors also. It has a nice thick oily feeling in the mouth and itís almost creamy on the small bubbles. A nice fruitiness with lots of ripe fruits, but still really balanced cause this one is well hopped! Grassy pine cones with birch juices, peaches and a really pleasant little pepper burn in the aftertaste. Has this perhaps been added some sort of chili? Dunno, but I really enjoyed the beer. 20.04.2014
morri (198) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 650ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Large tan head with a lot of big bubbles. Amber cloudy body. Aroma is caramel, toffee, tropical fruits and spicy hops. Bittersweet on the tongue. Perfectly balanced! Long dry bitter, slightly chili-dominated aftertaste. One of the best beers I?ve ever had!
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body. Grassy resiny tropical
fruit aroma with pineapple notes. Dryish resiny pineapple taste
with grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, hot mouthfeel. Dryish
resiny peppery aftertaste with pineapple notes. Spicy wooden
finish. Itís a bit too sharp and pineappley for me. (0.65l
bottle, from wine monopoly Oslo City.)
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a nice slightly offwhite head. Aroma of peaches, mango and some herbal notes as well. Fresh and clean.Taste is bitter with loads of tropical fruits, and some chilli burn as well. Very nice and drinkable ipa. Medium bodied with medium+ co2 levels.