gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled at stand 92 on EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13)
Cloudy orange color, tan head. Fruity, apricot, sweet scent. Big bitter citrus hoppy taste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel. Slight acidic aftertaste. Medium high bitterness.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at CBF 09. Pale amber body with a ring of bubbles on the top. Dusty, dry hopped aroma. Solid hopped taste including grapefruit and orange peels. Aftertaste on a high level with rounded bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Real nice as a quencher (16.05.2009).
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I took to Dadtoberfest, bottle originally courtesy of Dany. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Soft musk and a touch of oxidized malt, plum. Medium bodied, soft malt, toast, a touch of bitterness. Long old malt, faint hops, decent enough, but nothing amazing.
Skinnyviking (6223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Small white and quickly disappearing head. Dark orange hazy body. Bitter but still fruity and mild aroma. Lovely bitterness. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful apricot pour coevered by a sheet of white. Biscuity, fairly toasted malts make for a suitable vehicle to this hoppy, direct IPA boasting a broad fruity aroma (apricot, peach, orange blossom) rather than straightforward pure citrus. Definitely hop forward, the fruits evolving on parallel with a earthy touch. The bitterness lingers for a while after swallowing, rincing away the slices of unfermented sugars from the caramel malts. Not particularly creative, but good stuff that survived the trip in more than decent condition.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bit hazy amber body with a creamy off white head. Mostly citrus hoppy aroma with aome fruity and caramel notes. Bitter and very hoppy flavour. Lots of grass, grapefruit, pine and citrus. Light caramel in the finish. Medium texture. OK.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from DeMolen beershop.
Cuivrée, col épais blanc-cassé.
Arôme est houblonné, fruité, note de malt grillé et citron.
Bière à l’amertume légère, laissant note de houblon qui se retrouvent mélangées dans un profile malt plus présent. Ce dernier a des notes grillées, café. Houblon garde néanmoins une note de pamplemousse et citron qui le rapproche des styles américains. Fini agréable, léger et grains avec une pointe de chocolat.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good IPA. Moderate amber and clear. Off-white head, fully diminishing. Moderate malty, crisp, caramel, hoppy, herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet and finish heavy bitter. Dry texture.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty, caramelized and resinous IPA with an assertive bitterness. Good
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed when 2.5 years before expiration date!!! (those European IPAs sure have a long shelf-life!)
The look: Very cloudy rusty-amber body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: The hoppy nose is very resinous, just smelling it you can already feel the beer sticking to your tongue. Taste has fluffy caramel swimming in a dense bowl of yeast soup. Pine sap and fresh fruits. Assertive bitterness level is in the medium+ range and has a very resinous character. Mouthfeel is dense and foamy with a lively carbonation. I’m not a big fan of those muddy yeasty IPAs (typically from Europe) but this one was pleasant even if far from a refreshing beer. Not a great beer but I could a dozen of them anyway, I always want to drink more beer, never seem to have enough, so I finally decided to call the alcoholics helpline only to discover that those bastards don’t even deliver.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biggish beige lasting head. Deep red body with small particles. Wooden oily lacquer aroma with spicy treacle notes. Dry-sweet and faintly acidic wooden lacquer taste with spicy peppery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Bitter yeasty lacquer aftertaste with earthy muddy notes. Now this was a real mess. Infection? Yeast issues? Anyway, need to rerate. (0.5l bottle, ?, BBD 2013-03-22.)