Nonshaugen (40) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit cloudy, nice colour, one-finger slightly off-white head, nice lacing. Not much aroma, but the hops may have died down a bit, suspect my bottle to be a bit old. The taste is dominated by crystal grain-ish caramel/toffee notes, and a slight touch of honey in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation and mouth feel. Good beer indeed, but not my favourite.
drjoeng (183) - - JUN 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beery nose with a nice malty hints.
Nice light first mouthful. Carbonated and with just enough malty beery goodness to be satisfying. Sharp bitter hoppy finish comes quite quickly and sits on the palate with arms crossed and a smug look on its face.
Good ale. Gelak after 500ml, I start to get that refluxy feeling. Ok, but not going to make it to my favorites list.
redders1974 (323) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy drinking bitter says IPA on the bottle but its very subtle some mild marmalade taste but noihing else to suggest that aside its very drinkable and in no way offensive would like to try the cask version.
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of floral hops, pale malt, subtle caramel, a little lemon and grass. Taste of pale malt, grain and herbal, grassy, floral hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation but a watery texture. A dry, floral bitterness in the finish. Very disappointing from the bottle, way better on cask. Not an IPA all. Lagerish taste and too watery.
McSherman (326) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tolle Farbe: helles Bernstein. Der weiße Schaum ist wenig beständig. Das Bier wird geprägt durch seine Bitterkeit. Dazu etwas süße und Malz. Für ein IPA fehlen mir jedoch etwas ausgeprägtere Frucht- und Zitrus-Aromen.
Mjp12 (765) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather bland esb/ipa, for its abv I was expecting more depth of flavour, tastes like a cask bitter to me.
AWS9 (548) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sugary, malts and hop balance. Some bread. Gets a bit cloying with the sugariness as you get through it, but decent enough bitter/IPA.
Hippoman (116) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Tesco, Langley Moor, £1.99/500ml.
Pours golden with medium white head and obvious carbonation driving a light, grassy aroma. Overhopped and overly bitter, Too dry in the mouth.
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber pint with a thin bubbly head and a sour, malty aroma. Flavour is likewise. There’s actually a quite unpleasant sour, bitter, chemical or metallic taste to it. Not enough to completely overwhelm the fruit and hop and render it undrinkable but enough that it’d deter me from going back to it by choice. Which is a shame because I think there’s a nice, refreshing beer lurking in there somewhere.
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Has to be my fall back Ultimate experience, of the dozen’s upon dozen’s Iv’e tried, this is the holy grail of Ale.
With a classy Eye Catching Bottle design, I always leave it 2 days in the Fridge, on the nose a light, fresh, honey aroma, highly citrus and ripe, pours a divine, Honey Amber, looking like a good scotch, with a fine head.
Initial taste is admittedly mild, and rather mediocre, but it’s complex yet elegant mouthfeel, quickly it’s deception unfold’s into a sublime elixir of Malt, Toffee, lemon’s and Faint apple, exceedingly Ripe, crisp yet boldly graceful, post swallow an after taste reminiscent of spice and biscuit, and a long, satisfying refreshing lingering, that leaves you begging for more.
Almost not a beer, but a masterpiece of art, craft and perfection, a very rare 5 for this special number.