Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Bottle shared by hallinghansen at plovmand tasting, thanks!
It pours a hazy amber colour with a off white head.
Aroma is caramel, pine, peach, bitter hops and mango.
The flavour is bitter and fruity with notes of peach, mango, caramel and pine Ends very bitter.
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice hoppy, cheese, malty sweetness, recidual sugar, light berries, high bitterness, rather sweet. Not totaly fresh !!!
joergen (24500) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Plovmand.
Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of caramel.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of citrus.
Dry hoppy finish.
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. amber coloured. unclear. beige dense head. aroma of herbs, caramel, pine, flowers, light bread. flavour sweetness, caramel, spice, loads of grape, flowers and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal and grapy heavy bitterness in the end.
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange, smooth beige head.
strong flowery hoppy aroma, good malty base.
very hoppy, very bitter from hops, good malty base, strong, flavor is pretty well balanced. ends sweet.
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by hallinghansen. Thanks!! The beer pours hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is peachy hops, caramel, passion fruit, mango and barley. The flavour is sweet caramel, barley, citrus, grapefruit, mango and peach and ends up very bitter and citric. Nice!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating# 84. Bright orange with a nice white head. Citrus aroma, a little wet cardboard and a bit nutty. Light sweetness, floral and some pretty good hop flavor left and a pretty smooth. (1411)
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found muddled notes from a stop @ Humpys in Anchorage a month or so ago...pour deep amber/brown with a fluffy thin head. Nose was surpisingly caramel and tobacco, with the background bitterness of what was to come. Flavor is bordering on insane levels of piney/woody hops. Sticky (as one would expect) mouthfeel. Just light notes of the caramel from the nose, but they’re pretty much clobbered by the bitterness here. Good, but one is more than enough and pretty much toasted me on anything else.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz courtesy of savnac. Poured a clear cinnamon red with a massive, towering, yellow head that has absolutely unreal retention and enormous poofy lace. Looks like a vanilla ice cream float. Aroma is sandalwood, birch, rich caramel, slight piney hops, slight strawberry candies. At first I was like, here we go again- another expired hop bomb. But the nose allows for more complexity to spew forth: cinnamon, gingerbread, birthday cake. Lots of rich, sweet, spicy goodness. Taste at first was very alcoholic, big 10%+ abv presence, but soon it settles down to a very dry, bitter, lots of beechwood, ending in a bit of a chalky, cardboardy finish. Still very drinkable for the insane specs and pretty refined and not over the top.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a glowing orange color with a really nice white head and some spots of lacing.
S: A strong hop presence, though certainly on the way out. A nice resinous pine note along with nice citrus aromas. As the hops have begun to die out, there is quite a bit of caramel malt.
T: While the hop aromas are certainly dying down, the flavors are still nice. And although I’m not the biggest fan of sweeter/maltier IPAs, this one still has quite a bit of pine and bitterness to it.
M: The body is medium, but almost chewy. A moderate carbonation to go along with it.
D: I wish I could have tried this beer super-fresh, but alas that is not exactly possible. Still quite good, all things considered, and perhaps another batch is in the future.