hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable beer. Color is golden amber with minimal head, great lacing on glass. Good bouquet of hops on the nose, complimenting the bitterness nicely. Finishes dry and crisp with a good yeasty bite to it. Will gladly drink again.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from batch #10, November 4, 2013, slowly gushes as it is opened. Pours a hazy yellow with big fluffy white head that leaves moderate webbing. Aroma is big on the lemon and citrus, slight rye spiciness, and a nice funky finish. Taste follows, less of the citrus, more of the rye and funk. Bubbly carbonation, bitter finish. Very nice.
Cunningham (3911) - 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 (2299) - 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)
krompt (611) - - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has to be one of the best beers out there right now. Underrated! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Underrated! Which witch would make the best sandwich? Not this one. Beers don’t make sandwiches any more. Be witch. Swish. Nailed it.
OleR (4587) - 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 (2412) - 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 (2171) - 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 (1377) - 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.
gunnar (4726) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden, big creamy white head. Aroma is herbal fruity, some pepper as well. Taste is peppery, bitter, lingering, very good one.
yngwie (12520) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. Lots of off-white head forms over an unclear golden body. The aroma has a nice faint woody touch, it’s lightly peppery and there’s citrusy and some malty notes. Orange peel in the back. The flavor has the same peppery, woody touch, with some pale malts and quite a lot of orange. Full body, quite dry, and quite heavily carbonated. Lasting finish with a good bitterness and some orange. Pretty wonderful this one, could easily have a few of this. 140215