wchesser (1009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Didn’t realize this was different from the prior one I had. Definitely different. Some banana on the nose and flavor. No distinctive rye elements perse...yeast driven. Huge persistent pillowy head. Round. This one’s probably a couple years old. Held up well.
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 split 4 ways... thanks Nick. Hazy pale yellow with a massive white head. Smell is farmy as hell, spicy, peppery, and bright fruitiness. Taste is again with the bright fruit, spice, and yeast. Solid.
Sigmund (4817) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. Cloudy golden colour, huge white head. Typical American IPA with its hoppy character in both aroma and flavour - I did not quite get the farmhouse notes, but it had been a long day ...
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden colour with white head. Aroma is fresh with good sweetness, but its also kind of sour. Flavours of fruits, and there is notes of orange. Medium firm sourrish body with good bitterness.
Cunningham (4024) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden color with a big frothy white head. Citric, fruity and some yeast in the aroma. Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely fresh citric, fruity, yeast, mild malty and mild spicy flavor. Lovely fine ale!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
visionthing (2395) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep golden to orange with a white head. Fruity and hoppy with mandarin, citrus and yeasty notes. Medium sweet with some slightly sour notes and pleasant bitterness. Nice one! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4609) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive blond top. Hazy gold colred body. Fresh tangy fruit nose. Apricot and oranges, paired with some fine notes fresh of belgo-yeast. Medium full, crisp and lively in the mouth. Semi-dry bread-crust like malt flavor. Firm fruity bitterness. Tangerines and oranges. Dry fruity-bitter ending. Highly drinkable. [Shared bottle at GrandTasting, RBNG2014]
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of yngwie. Muddy golden body with a creamy off-white head. Funky, fruity, polleny nose. Fruity, funky berries in the mouth. Medium bodied. Dry tongue.
lb4lb (2215) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours rich hazy yellow orange. Smell is hoppy and clean. Light pine and fruit. Taste is lightly bittered and stronger hop flavor. Clean fresh tasting. Ready to drink nice ipa
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15.02.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is fresh fruity, grapefruit, citrus peel, dried fruits, yeast, grass, hay, light malts. Taste is slightly concentrated fruity, grass, hay, dried fruits, citrus peel, citrus, light malts, yeast. Medium to longlasting bitterness, high carbonation. Nice enough.