Holmen1 (3288) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nok en flaske importert sjøveien av skibsrederen, og delt broderlig på rbhd-samling hos Odd Gunnar: fint skum etc men litt sur humlearoma. Ikke spesielt selv om de har brukt hvetemalt i tillegg til byggmalt, og den er "originally brewed in memory of George Dittrich - friend of the brewery, renowned local caracter and lover of hops", men "contains barley malt and wheat". No hops after all? Highly misleading information.
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and marmelade. Taste is moderate bitter, light crisp bitter, sweet marmelade, not bad at all.
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting, thanks to Holmen2. ABV is 6.0%. Clear deep golden to orange colour, moderate to low white head. Nice and "typically English" aroma, toffee, caramel and sourish hops. Much the same elements in the flavour too, but less nice - seems a bit unbalanced. Drinkable, but far from the best IPA I’ve had.
Holmen2 (1658) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, modest head. Persistently unfresh aroma, with liquorice, citrus and lemon grass. Decent hoppy taste.
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle kindly shared by Holmen2. Buttery honey malts on the nose. Light salty bitterness and a nutty sweetness with a hint of green apples in the end. Medium to full bodied. Dry tongue.
s_hartshorne (2168) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bierhuis ossett. Golden orange colour no head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is fruity some sweetness decent hoppy bitter finish. Medium body oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.
danlo (1538) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, foamy white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, peach, orange, citrus hoppy. Taste is malt caramel with juicy peach, orange citrus, hoppy, hint of pine, and grapefruity bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Fin (8199) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at Hastings Touring Park, Hastings Sunday 4th May 2014 Golden in colour with the merest haze, slight white filminess. Wonderfully bittersweet, really thrusty, dry, lovely light syrupy citrussy sweetness. This is excellent, really pleasant drinker. Great hoppiness, lovely. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
cgarvieuk (16805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at chrisOs...Amber... Thin white head... Soft floral orange nose... Juicy orange... Big crystal malt
dogbomb (1012) - ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin white top. Nose is super pungent. Lots of fruits - mango, pineapple, peach, nectarine, grapefruit. More fruit intenseness in the mouth, with some warming sweet malts. This is incredibly tasty stuff in the American/Double IPA vein. Real quality.