Palme (3385) - Bergen, - OCT 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a cloudy light copper colored body, tons of particles floating around and it has a small quickly sidesticking just off-white head. A bit low and non IPA-ish on the aroma, I get some fruitiness but itís subtle, itís somewhat sweet and almost floral. Also there are hints of mango and peach. Nice enough. Itís also quite on the sweet side in the taste. A bit to caramel-sweet if you ask me. Peaches and concentrated sweet honey melon. Subtle hoppy but still bitter. A strange interpretation on a IPA if you as me, but also a bit interesting. 25.07.2012
Sjohnh (175) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donít drink this expecting an American style IPA. Itís closer to an English version, but even then itís not that close. Copper brown with a decent white head. Slightly oily body. The cedar comes through in the aroma, alongside malt and a presence of herbs. Dry taste, with wood, a hint of caramel, malt and a hint of spice. Not much like anything else. Which is good.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"A very prefumey IPA, likely from both the hops and the cedar. Interesting blend of flavors...at times a mess and at times very tasty. Not one Iíd want all the time, but this has a place."
Gurthnar (1822) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma caramel, malty, diacetyl
Clear amber colour. Taste is caramely, with moderate to light high bitterness. Ambiguous hops flavour, herbal, earthy. Long bitter finish. Good beer.
camoes (124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch J.14.02. AROMA: no hop notes with sweet malt aromas reminiscent of caramel. very low fruitness. APPEARANCE: amber color and hazy. moussy tanned head with good retention. TASTE: medium bitterness that lingers into a dry finish with no hop flavours. unbalanced high malt flavours. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: although the comercial description says it is a IPA, this beer is unbalanced towards a sweet malt profile but its not that bad.
GenkiGonzo (280) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bungalow. Deep amber colour. Aroma has malts and caramel and is slightly sour. Dry spicy flavour, more malts than hops for what I expected.
MayumiH (111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I visited Japan last year to see my family. I wasnít into craft beer then but had many Hitachino beers actually. Now Iím turning into a credit beer fanatic, Iím re-drinking them all over again. This one is okay. Not hoppy enough to my satisfaction but okay. Its pretty middle of the road.†
Kadakas (31) - ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
IPA... no it isnít, I mean no, absolutely zero % IPA. Smells little bit like caramel, malt, honey and alcohol. Even the taste has quite a lot alcohol, quite thick and bitter, but this is not an IPA.
martjoobolut (744) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33L bottle. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruits, pine and some sweetness. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, grapefruit, and cedar. Finish is bitter with some caramel thrown in. Overall: nice sweet hoppy brew.
suurjuust (1068) - ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaed y martjoobolut, thanks! Golden orange beer, beige head. Nose is cedar notes with caramel and malt, rice, spice. Flavor is hops, malt, some sweet notes, spice, cedar oil in the finish along with some more spice, pepper. Quirky anda bit weird, but worth a try.
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Hazy orange color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, fruity, herbal notes in aroma. Odd aroma. Nettles, spicy, herbal, juniper, woody taste. Medium bitterness. Cannot detect alcohol.