Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.3%. Amber to brown colour, large off-white head. Fruity aroma, notes of marmalade, also malts and caramel. The flavour is malty and fairly sweet, some fruity hops, but not nearly as much as you expect in an American inspired IPA. Not unpleasant in any way, it’s just the "IPA" label that leaves you slightly disappointed. Hopheads should look to Midtfyns Double IPA in stead.
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. Pours a semi cloudy amber body with a small bubbly off-white head. Strong and fruity aroma with notes of grassy hops, peach, pineapple and. Medium to full-bodied with low carbonation and has a thick, oily and creamy texture. Nice and hopy tastes. Kinda sweet with a really solid malt-base. Ends fruity with a slightly lingering piny aftertaste. Perhaps a bit to sweet for my liking, but a decent IPA from Midtfyns this.
tiong (6390) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
Pours dark orange with tiny head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is quite sweet and malty. Not very hoppy, but enjoyable. Goes great with grilled food
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep, nougat brown body with a bronze-orange hue. Medium, long-lasting light khaki head. Nose is pine, spruce, malts, hints of butterscotch and grass. Taste is mellow and balanced, with grassy hops, butterscotch, toffee and malts. Very malty this one, even for an East Coast-style IPA. Medium bitter finish, dominated by grass and hints of pine. Slightly oily palate. A nice IPA, although I prefer them more in the West Coast tradition with more assertive and fruity hops. Nevertheless, this is a pretty good beer.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
redbrown with typical IPA head.
Nose with some sweetness, maltiness ans hops.
A fullbodied beer with some length and a light bitterness - heavy. Sweetness with soft caramelland some hops.
an atypical IPA.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone. Rated @ 30.6.2010.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with notes of dry hops, fruits and citrus. Sweet malty flavour with caramel and a suprisingly mild hops. Medium bodied with a medium bitter finish. Nice IPA but it lacks hops.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, pours hazy golden with a nice creamy head, aroma and taste is piney and malty, slightly weak finish, enjoyable and very light drinkable but nothing special.
rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with an offwhite/yellowish head. Creamy aroma, milky, some hay and grass. Grassy flavor, hoppy and creamy with hay and milky notes.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, light citrus, flowers, herbs and vague pine. Flavaour smooth and balanced. Medium to full bodied. Herbal bitterness in the end.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color, small white head, hoppy, sweet nose. Flavor is bitter, sweet, a bit to sweet, but not as deep IPA dimensional as hoped, but fine selfharmonic.