str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a thick off white head. It has a fruity aroma of apricot and orange which is well integrated with the bitter taste of pine needle. Maybe this combination is the reason I detect some bittersweet grapefruit in the mix. Truly a great IPA which I definetely will try again!
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, lasting. Hoppy aroma, malty and us-hops. Sweet flavor, crisp, hoppy citrus. Herbal too. Creamy texture.
Zita (4594) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hoppy,malty,sweet bread aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light sweet hoppy,light old finish.
MichaelAwesome (3880) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Hops all the wzy with decent freshness and citrus in the back. Some hay and straw cimbined with a touch of leaves. Highly drinkable and bit floral. Fine one.
McTapps (3879) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Cunningham - thank you a lot, Henrik! The beer pours out in a hazy amber colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops, thyme and citrus. Taste of fresh hops, coriander, pepper, spices, thyme, herbs, mandarinas, grappefruit and spruce. Dry-bitter finish with floral hints. Nice one.
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy bitter flavor. Average heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
atengesdal (2) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sharp and strong character. A bit low in scent, but clear in vision. Very nice character
laidback (13) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from polet, small offwhite head, a bit hazy and copper colour. enough hops in aroma and taste. and a longlastning bitterness in the end. One off my favorite IPA!
tigulli (6) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Knallgod ipa!! Korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn
SaintMatty (5180) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle (Thanks Bryne) - Hazy copper in colour. Pine, caramel, peach and apricot in the aroma. Tangy, hoppy and fruity taste with grapefruit, raisins, peach and dried apricot detected. Pleasant and easy to drink.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My Bottom Line:
Diacetly and caramelized sugars thwart what could have been pleasant resinous hops in this handicapped IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the murky amber.
-Some hop earthiness is found alongside the plentiful conifers.
-The aroma on this one is far from that of a West Coast IPA’s.
-Cereal flavors are found within.
-Another Kinn brew that is massively below my expectations. Better luck next time I’m in Norway, I guess!