Simonsen (692) - NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske drukket i juleselskap . Mørk ravfarge. Lite skum og kullsyre . Smaker humle og karamell målt. En veldig god ipa
Grima (2101) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Cunningham. Huuuuge thanx for this masterpiece!!!
Cool bottle design. A Hophead for Hopheads. Pours light amber coloredwith a very high, white and durable head. The nose has lots of amazing aroma hops, very floral and spicy, with lots of citrus. Starts very harmonious hoppy, much less bitter than expected.
The background has some resinous notes, also pine woods are noticeable. The middle part is very harmonious hoppy, with a slightly sweet grain note, and some tropical fruits. Goes to a very hoppy, fruity finish with a lot of citrus and some resin / pinewood!
Aaron68 (595) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 750 ml bottle @ Home.February 02,2014
Batch 519 and best before December 2015.
Beer from "Vinmonopolet Oslo City"
Tasted in a large wine glass.
Brown/amber in color with a nice beige lasting creamy head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is hop,grapefruit,citrus,pine and some malt.
A bit sweetness and fresh hop in taste. IPA for hop lovers
Nice and easy to like IPA and one of my fav one.
Have had this IPA many times and still love it.
Plovmand (6517) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Traded with yngwie. Pours cloudy amber with a big creamy off white head. The aroma is grassy and piney with sweet malty notes. The flavour is pine, grass, malt, toast and citrus. Creamy palate.
Fenrir (19) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderfull heavy hopped delight. On of the best Norwegian IPA's i have tried:)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Glouglouburp (6075) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An intense, yeasty, dirty and bitter copper IPA. Ok.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed fresh the day after purchase from a Norway Vinmonopolet store. Then tap at Elefanten Kafé, Bergen Norway
The look: Orange-copper hue topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose has fruity hops blending with fruity yeasty esters along with pastry-like sweetness. The aroma is far from clean and bright fresh fruits, it actually smells like a baked multi-fruit pie dropped in the dirt. Taste is rather dirty, crunchy earthy cereals, caramel, very yeasty, cooked fruits, earthy wooden notes like an old branch picked up from the forest floor, hops resin. Bitterness sensation is medium-high and there is an alcohol bite that joins in and creating a burning finish. My North-American palate is still not buddy-buddy with those bottle fermented yeasty European IPAs. To me this was just ok. Addendum: the tap version was a bit cleaner, less yeasty. I disagree with the mostly good ratings this beer is getting but knowing that people have different preferences in beer than you is not a big deal when you are a mature adult, therefore I’m outraged by these ratings and your mother has a stinky butthole.
omhper (19663) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cloudy dark amber, rich head. Wonderful, concentrated aroma of lychee and kiwi fruits. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Pleasant seemless hop character - gooseberry, mango and lychee. Marked bitter finish. One of the best IPAs I’ve had in a good while.
Strilen (8) - FYLLINGSDALEN, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tan high long lasting foam, light brown appearance. A bit salty, but very fruity taste. Fruity aroma and long lasting bitter ending. Definitively the best beer made in Norway!
joffre (1) - NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Starting on the negative side, this bear is a bit groggy to the eye. But as soon as you taste it, you’re glad that the bottle is not on the small side. One of the best pale ale’s I’ve tasted. Flowers in the nose, long lasting bitterness. Strong, and strongly recommended!
Aniela (2412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle in Grebbestad. Amber, hazy beer with a big offwhite/beige creamy head. Hoppt and fruity aroma. Hoppy with some bitterness and grassy flavour.