Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Has a very hazy dull amber colour with nice medium beige head on top. In the fruity aroma I sence some cat piss, grapefruit and floral hops. The flavour also has a nice hop touch and is also fruity, along with some smoke. The proper malty body works very well with the hops, and it’s a bit dry in the end. A medium+ bitterness which lasts, and has a slick and soft mouth feel. This is a beer that has a lot of everything in every step with a fantastic balance and smooth bitterness.
haakonjo (22) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour. Tall, slightly offwhite head. Aroma is hops, lots of tropical fruit and some pine. Taste is more of the same. Tropical fruit is present all the way with a nice bitter finish. Easy to drink, but not simple. Love this one!
fugitive (1298) - Athens, GREECE - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color unclear orange with huge white head. Aroma hop, fruits, caramel, citrus. Taste sweet, malt, hop, caramel, fruits, some bitter.
Arve_Christian (2966) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought on bottle at Buddy in Drammen
Golden color, slightly hazy, some foam
Medium body & complexity
Nice powerful hoppy taste
I allways enjoy this one
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slow gusher. Hazy orange with a huge and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 160312
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep golden with a fuffy white head. The aroma is highly fruity and bit tart citric. The flavour is light plastic but has lots of fruity hoppy notes. Bitter fruity finish.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Craft Beer Co., London. Hazy darker amber coloured beer with a dence but small white head and practically no carbonation. Smouth hoppy and floral hinted aroma with some sweeter touches. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter, smouth dry and dence hppy. Not bad, rather heavy which means it is not easaly drinkable.
svartdal (3) - Lørenskog, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
En klar favoritt fra HB, Drammen
Har vært for salg på Vinmonopolet siden jan 2012
Merker dessverre at "Batchene" er forskjellige
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy yellow - orange beer with a huge foamy off-white head over the full duration, Creamy and very stable. Moderately malty aroma, citrus, pineapple and hints of caramel. Dry and moderately bitter with notes of pine and grapefruit. Long finish with notes of pine
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another hop soup from Haandbryggeriet: a very cloudy, medium amber body with some large grey particles partially suspended in the liquid. The large, creamy, off-white head is very long-lasting and is finally reduced to patches of foam and additional build-ups at the walls. The aroma is sweet and… Wow! Absolutely amazing! It’s intense and extremely fruity with grapefruit, peach and pineapple, all perfectly ripe without any overly sweet overripe notes. Just perfect! Also herbs, pine and a faint touch of sweet vanilla. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. I really like IPAs with such a firm sweetness to back up the bitterness. Fruity flavours, grapefruit is the most dominant. Long-lasting resinous bitter finish, with the sweet fruits lingering on long after the bitterness has left the palate. Medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. A fantastic beer! I wonder if this is even better than Nøgne Ø’s IPA? I definitely need to taste them simultaneously some time. Maybe tomorrow.
[50 cl bottle, batch 431, enjoyed 1 month after bottling/11 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Grønland, Oslo]