jcr (2185) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate to heavy aroma of Cascade hops ó grapefruit and pine. Also notes of floral hops. Flavor of citrus, bitter grapefruit with a bit of sweet orange and toasted malts. Slight sour aftertaste to go along with the bitter bite. Crisp as an IPA should be. Nicely done.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
BottleGolden copper color, thin sticky head and fairly retentive lacing. The nose is fairly hoppy with cascade type varieties. A bit floral and grassy but not too assertive. The malts gently come up to greet the nose as well. The flavor is heavily caramelized and toasty with a solid mouthfeel and rounded balance. The finish is smooth with a light lick of bitterness as it rounds the back 10 but is missing the usual ping of flavor. Like if you forgot to add salt to a dish, itís all here, but just not. A good IPA; not focused on the the guns and with a level foundation.
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop character, refreshingly dry. Amber colour, nice aftertaste. One of the best IPAs Iíve tasted.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2005. Full head, clear yellow body. Light sour hop aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel, with dominant hops that fade to a bitter and long finish.
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
im not much of an ipa fan but timmy brought me some of this from chicago and i thoughly enjoyed and i agree with him it might be apple or maybe....?
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with thick creamy compact white head. Aroma is decidely hoppy. Nice citrus hop aroma and hop sweetness with a hint of malt. Clean hop flavor. Sweetness from a hop side, and malt also. Lightness in presence, nice feel. Strong hop finish. Roasted malt warmth is also present. Citrus sits on palate and doesnít sour or get heavy. Nice beer.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 golden amber color nice hop aroma, fruity, apple maybe?? good hoppiness well balanced, delightful (9-20-2005)
pungent hoppy aroma comming from what i conjecture to be fuggle or willamette aroma/dry hops. a little underlying grapefruit citrus, but mostly just nice english dirty spicy hop flavor and smell. I should get this more often. finish is dry, but not too dry. the malt plays a supporting role, but is not forgotten. there is just enough to give a little chew and contemplation before pounding the rest of this quenching elixir.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Cloudy light amber colour with a small, creamy head. Very lovely hoppy aroma. Distinct fruity notes, citrus - perhaps grapefruit? Malty with notes of caramel. Marked bitter finish. Very nice and typical American IPA. 160905
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber coloured with a huge off white head.
The aroma is dominated by pine needles, hops and malts with some sweetness.
Hoppy flavour with notes of pine needles and fruits.
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Bottle. Tested on Best before-date. A golden/copper beer with a nice white head. Gorgeous grapefruity aroma with hints of pine resin. The taste is balanced, but a little thin to my preference, with a long light bitter aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel. Rating: 8-4-7-3-15-3.7(050913)
Bottle. Since my first sample of this beer, September 2005, Iíve had it on several occasions, but as it seems it will disappear from the Norwegian market, I had to give it one more try. Itís a refreshing and fruity beer with a nice hop profile, and itís far from extreme, making it rather drinkable. It pours a nice, orange-golden body with a rather small off-white head leaving some fine curtains of foam on the glass. Itís aroma is dominated by citrusy hops, with pine and resin as well. The maltyness is quite subdued, but sweetness and a bready note is detectable in the background. Flavorwise itís much the same, the fruity hops with itís pine and resin do most of the job, but the bready, sweet maltyness is doing its part as well. Quite full-bodied it is, and a bit sticky on the palate. In the finish, the malty flavors is even more subdued, leaving more room for bitterness, and of course thereís a lot of fruits, pine and resin too. Itís still a yummy beer, I sure hope it donít disappear from the already starved Norwegian market. (080214)