saxo (13357) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers and malt. Average finŪsh.
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22nd May 2011
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Airy and semi dry palate. Okay hops, they seem a little faded. Still decent and drinkable.
MiP (12989) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.9%. Good caramelly and grassy aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is a lot like the aroma, with a caramelly sweetness and a good grassy hop flavour. Mild bitterness, not so strong, but clean. Well-balanced. Good mouthfeel.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Bottle at home ... light copper ... that oh so typical american hop nose ... lots and lots of hop character ... too bitter ... some sweetness ... some citricness ... some pine ... some hop resins ...3.4
Bottle at home crisp golden amber ... bubbly white head ... that soft creamy malt nose ... juicy orange fruits ... light pine hop .... sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... big citrus and pine .. theres a little of teh creamy malt. but no t as much as in the aroma. Stick on 3.3
yngwie (12558) - 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)
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber/golden - nice white head. Nice hoppy aroma - american IPA. Toasted, knśkbrÝd (swedish flatbread), citrus, peachy, abricot, grape, earthy, grassy, nice balanced malty sweetness. Medium bitterness. Bitter/sweet finish. Nice.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Copper colour with thin white head. Nicely aromatic US hop aroma, with a cross between grapefruit and tea. Fine in mouth, bit lacking in structure and malt balance, but hey. Finish is unsurprisingly zingy and hoppy with grapefruit and more tea. I mean yeah, itís nice. Difficult to get a character in a beer so richly hopped 3.6/5
Re-rate 11/07/07 Bottle at Brew Wharf, Borough. Lovely beer. Lovely grapefruit hop aroma and excellent bitterness on finish. Really impressed.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden color with a descent-sized white head. Beautiful bouquet of florals and grapfruit aroma. Flavor is grapfruity. Enjoyable IPA!
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 07/2006).
Golden color, small white head. Bready malty, hoppy nose. Fruity sweetish mildly hoppy - good balance with malts and hops. Good APA, not much IPA.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Bottle rating (April 2005): Golden colour. Arom is deep hops. Cleansing bitterness, woody, slightly oxidized. Flavours are rather blunt - needs a punch of pale malt or a slap of citrus to come alive.
Tap rating (from March 2000):
Fantastic aroma with big American hops. But they serve this on nitrogen and that just makes the flavours collapse into a jumbled mess. Probably much better on bottle/cask/CO2. Ar 8; Ap 2; F 3; P 2; O 6