Holmen1 (1984) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske hos Ole Anders mai-13: uklar brunfarge med nokså beskjedent gardinskum. Aroma har en toffeeaktig sødme. Mildt humlet. Smaksrikdom og balanse som gjør at jeg gjerne skulle hatt en av denne til julemaden.
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Chriso snow tasting. thanks to HenrikO. Piny resin sryupy aroma, Hazy orange with a white head. Tropical hop fruit. Soft carbonation. some crystal malt medium sweet.
Cunningham (4000) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Cloudy brownish amber color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, fruity and a bit grape hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Unusual dominant caramel malty taste for an IPA. Mixed with a nice fruity and hoppy flavor.
Overall impression: At last there is some tasty nice new Christmas beer coming up. Really tired of the usual dunkler bock. Looking forward to next Christmas and another Julehumle!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Henrik, 20/01/13.
Hazed mid amber with a thin bubbly off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose is caramel malts, hops, pine, citrus fruits, grapefruit.
Taste comprises orange, bitter grapefruit, citurs, hops, a little pine.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, some bitterness in the dry finish.
mikkopen (787) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy coppery orange colour, thick and creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, pine and sweet tropical fruits. The flavour is malty, a little on the dry side, with grapefruit, pine and a long bitter herbal hoppy finish.
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to HenrikO. It pours hazy deep orange-amber with a thick medium white head. The nose is orange peel, tangerine, mango, pithy, hay and light caramel. The taste is orange, mango, tangerine, straw, grass, caramel and light metal with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty tasty indeed.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
31.12.12. Bottle. Aroma is a strong American hops; very nice. Tastes good, a fruity and bitter combo. Probably not the best winter beer, but I’m a fan of these kinds of IPAs.
k0mpsa (937) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Hazy reddish dark brown color. Fantastic fruity hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste, fruits, some sweetness. Expected stronger hops but it’s good anyway.
Foffern (1061) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark orange colour with a off-white creamy medium head. The aroma is both spicy and fruity with hops, peach, mango, honeydew melon and some citrus. Well-balanced. The flavour contains more hops, grapefruit, pine and herbs. Has a soft and slick mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A great and balanced IPA.
Linnet (1029) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Burst of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, citrus, resin, grapefruit, strawberries, sweet malts, just lovely!
Ap: dark amber colour, big beige head, lacing.
T: aroma Wrote checks that the taste can’t fullfill, grapefruit, resin, medium bitterness for the style, caramel, ABV well hidden, dangerously easy to drink.
P: low carbonation, medium fullness.
T: solid, but if the flavour had matched the nose, this would have been a slam dunk.