chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at grunerløkka brygghus pours pale golden, white foamy head, nose is straight up soco and lime. Unmistakable. It is so intensely soco and lime I can not think of anything else. Taste is sort of fruitloopy breakfast cereal taste, it is definitely a one of a kind hop. Really intriguing but not one you can drink so much of. In my opinion. A bit flat in the mouthfeel and a bit of a yeasty bite.
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle courtesy of gunnar. Hazy copper golden with a 2 finger thick tanned head. Opens the nose with passion fruit, flowers, citrus and malts. Medium to full bodied Sweet and bitter through to a dry finish.
gunnar (5675) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of OleR-thanks. Pours hazy orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of pine and fruity hops, even some equalyptus/mint. Taste is on the bitter side, with a good amount of these nice NZ hops, fruity and resiny with a fizzy mouthfeel. Nice IPA
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2011 Tap @ Baran, Bergen. Quite excited to try this actually, it pours a unclear orange body with a side-hanging white head. Nose is mostly pine, fruity orange and hops. Medium carbonation with hops and quite a lot of fruits in the mouth. Peppery, hopy and almost papery-bitter finish. Nice one from Haandbryggeriet!
Sigmund (5316) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, kindly shared by gunnar, courtesy of OleR. ABV 6%. Cloudy orange colour, big white head. Strong aroma of piney and resinous hops, a hint of camphorwood, also tropical fruits / passion fruit - excellent! High level of carbonation. Hoppy and peppery flavour, fairly bitter aftertaste. New Zealand hops rule!