mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500ml bottle. Heaven in a glass. Big rich glowing orange colour and a thick crown of beige foam. Sweet floral hop aromas with a citrus background. The flavour is intense, thick and chewy in the mouth. The perfectly crafted beer.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 500ml. Masterpiece, with great balance. Aromas of butter, caramel, and hints of grass. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 3, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Bishops Arms in Copenhagen. Dark orange with a large white head. This is one of the most unique smelling beers I have ever smelled. Very sweet, citrus, oranges, mangos, pineapple, pine needles and banana both in the aroma and flavour. Thin body that works well with the hops. Smooth, creamy finish. Fantastic.
ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy mid-copper colour, with a large off-white head which offers excellent retention and lacing. Strong hops dominate the nose, with spicy pine and grapefruit being prominent in the mix. There is a hint of buttered toast playing a supporting role. Powerful, prickling hops come in straight away, offering buckets of lime, grapefruit and pine resin flavour. These are followed by smoother and stronger malt body than most IPAs, with caramel and toffee playing a big role. A hint of sweetish lemon inserts itself briefly, before being supplanted by a resurgent hoppy finish. This is probably the most balanced IPA I have tried to date. Malt is not consigned to a minor role, but is almost as key to the beer as the hops. Unlike most IPAs, I could happily drink several of these. A delightful and delectable beer.
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
daje (1693) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Løkka Brygghus.
Hazy orange color, large head. Aroma is full of clementine, how fitting for the holidays!
Good caramel aroma and a nice long lasting bitter finish. Bought one for my friend too, who’s only used to lagers, but after tasting this shouted out it’s the best f****** thing ever made. That made my day :)
humlelala (813) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(50 cl bottle from Bunker Beer) Pours a hazy dark amber with medium, off-white head. Aroma a very likable and harmonic floral hoppiness with notes of passion fruit, lemon and a slight note of grass. Oily - almost creamy on the palate from the initial foam lending a more bitter grassiness to the aroma, which is nevertheless still very pleasant and easily drinkable. Full-bodied, average carbonation with a long, bitter finish. Taste is bitter well balanced by fruity and floral notes. A great beer - made me want to try the original recipe by De Molen.
IPAgutten79 (175) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Drammensbryggeriet Haandbryggeriet leverer mye god øl, og det var derfor ikke overraskende at denne var midt i blinken for en IPAhund som meg. Gyllen gul/oransje og noe uklar i utseende, med mye skum som forsvinner ganske fort. Helt nydelig aroma, frisk og fruktig. Her er innslag av ananas og citrus. Smak: Ølen er passe bitter, perfekt balansert. Innslag av citrusfrukter. Anbefales til de grader! I have to add that this is the best IPA I have tested up to this date, slightly better than Kinn Vestkyst IPA. I love it.
cueto (4) - - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Es una cervesa molt fresca i molt voluminosa dintre la boca. Deixa una mica d’amargo al final del glop. Molt bona birra
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best IPA in years, and improved result of Vuur en Vlam by brouwerij the Molen original. In the nose we find more lively fresh citrusflavors, witch return in the taste, in a subtle way. I tasted the beers twice, very young and now a little bit older and the balance is even better now. Maybe we should give this beer a new category like IPA WHITE BEER however it’s lightly amber colored. It’s very fresh opens up a lot of tastebuds all over your mouth, will go very well with smokey fish.