adm (5) - Alfold Crossways, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice IPA. Pours a bright amber with light orange head that dissapears quickly leaving a medium lace. Aroma is great - a big orange citrus marmalade bouquet. Good Palate, with medium astringecy.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the thinner side in terms of body for an IPA.... There was a slight astringency to the hops i thought, though the overall flavor aside is quite nice... The balance is quite nice, very very drinkable for an IPA...
jbuzz (812) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light amber with light head and nice lace. Very good blend of hops with a light malty bottom. Good dry finish aswell.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear light amber with light head and nice lace. Wonderful hop aroma smells like fresh wildflowers and grass. Malty base with sweet edge is also evident. Mouthfeel is unremarkable, but not bad. Taste is weak compared to the aroma. Little bit on the front end, hop flavor is more like dried wood with herby edge. Alcohol is totally not evident. Tastes good, but I’d rather bathe in the aroma all day.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Huge resiny and citrus hops aroma. Orange-amber body, off-white head. Flavor is medium-sweet citrus (lemon and orange) plus malt. Nowhere near the bitterness of, say, DFH. Almost closer to an APA. Subtle dry finish. Refreshing, but not eye-popping.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Part of April Dayton Beertastring event.
Pours light amber color with a solid inch white head.Aromas of citrus, piney hops and malt. Thinner than expected. Short finish.
Fin (9692) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the Orsted cafe/bar, Kobenhaven 13-09-08 Poured amber with a white bubbly head. This had a good hoppy aroma tinged with some malt and light alcohol. Hoppiness getting better and quite mushy, good beer but not quite up to the level of the Pale Ale that we’d also tried.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6-pack from Total Wine, River Edge, NJ...bottle pours clear amber with a white head...aroma of tangerine and pine...flavor includes the same with a nice hops presence and mild bitterness...thin but smooth mouthfeel, thin lacing...easy drinking IPA.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken.
Lovely golden beer with rocky head. Aroamtic and bitter hops, fruit, pines, the works. Full sweet body underneath.
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Bottle (Orsted Olbar, Copenhagen)
Nutty US hop aroma, quite pleasant. Similar US mouthfeel, but ends a bit flat. There’s a plain bitterness, and some plastic in the taste. Smells nicer than it tastes. At least the hops don’t build obnoxiously. Docking a couple of points overall for the utterly wanky commercial description. Someone kill whoever wrote that. (6-3-6-3-8=2.6)
Rerate: 355ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam) (6-3-5-3-8=2.5)
Pleasant piney hop aroma, nothing particularly special, and certainly nothing like an IPA. Perfumed and fruity soapy taste. Finish is astringent, grassy, and metallic. Commercial description still wank - "unique version" just means "unable to make anything like the original version". Why be so proud of their own inabilities?