CacheManyHose (337) - HONG KONG - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light honey-straw with thick white bubbly head. Foamy legs. Smells massively of tangerine fruits lemon, dry floral hops, white pepper and some grass. Tastes bone-dry and bitter, spice, light crisp malt. Body is slick, thin, spicy, lightly fizzy. Tasty spicy West Coast IPA.
HKdIPA (394) - HONG KONG - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Dark straw yellow pour with sticky white head. Great aroma - lots of fruity hops. Grape, apple, citrus, mango. Taste doesn't have as much fruitiness in the hop flavor, more just sharp hoppy bitterness instead, but still good flavor. Almost like a Stone IPA-type hoppiness. Lasting bite. Very good IPA with more of a West Coast or even NZ profile than the several other Mikkeller IPAs I've tried, which are also good in their own way. It's expensive at $48 for a bottle in HK though.
Rune (8937) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Frothy white head over a pale golden body. Crocheted lacing on the glass. Woolen hops on the nose joined by an herbal touch. Mid-dry flavours of citrus, herbal hops, and with lingering citrus shells to the finish. Well bodied. Rather pleasing, far from great though (shared with djoeye,Tromsø 05.12.2014).
djoeye (2167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fluffy water-white head on golden a bit hazy body.
Aroma; hops, resin, pine forest, wood, wooden malts.
Taste; resin, hops, blended w wood n malts, citric bitter apricot.
Good body, dry, nice. Dry-bitter finish, typical IPA.
Assumably good pal to beef and meat dishes.
[33cl brown bottle, abv6.5%, BigThanx2Rune! shared@RuneSession]
IPAgutten79 (693) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gylden farge med medium skum. Aroma av grapefrukt og sitrus. Ganske bitter i smaken, med furu og grapefrukt. Medium konsistens.
nck_masters (3) - - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle recommended at a local beer shop in Athens. Nice citrus aroma with a suprisingly rich taste. So bitter but at the same time so tasty. I could drink this beer every day!
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Cloudy yellow. Nice fruity hops aroma. Pleasant dry flavor with lots of fruity hops and refreshing bitterness. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation.
RickFifty (613) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden to yellow color, white head. Peach nose, grapefruit, passion fruit, hints of grass and cat urine. Grapefruit taste, passion fruit, resin, bitter finish, light caramel malt. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture.
ABS (651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Golden. White, foamy head. Citrus and floral nose. Medium to light body. Medium to low carbonation. Refreshing. Light bitterness. Citrus, some orange, some pine and grapefruit flavour. Subtle, but flawless. Very good!
Torrefacto (813) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cobrizo pálido y espuma marfil. Aromas herbales, cítricos, naranja. Cuerpo medio, inicio afrutado, lupulo muy vivo, "picante" y final de amargor moderado, pero largo en boca . Bien.