mR_fr0g (1798) - 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 (3918) - 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 (6547) - 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 (770) - 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 (5309) - 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 (900) - 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 (1044) - 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 (1008) - 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.
RexTalionis (2087) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber in color with thick creamy tan head. Pine, some sweetness and notes of grapefruit in aroma. Bitter grassy, grapefruit and notes of sweetness in taste. Dry. Sweet, more fruitier towards end but still with that bitter biting.