rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is grassy, dank & herbal with some dark fruit. Flavor is woody, big bitterness, grass & honey.
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample at Blue Monk, Buffalo. copper orange pour. orange zest marmalade, sweet notes, wet & mild cardboard notes, medium bitterness, not bad
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a fourth flight of four out of nineteen</IB> 4 days test. Very dense, thick-set yellow/orange head over clear orange-amber beer. Warm hops, mild hopoils; dusty finish, not very outspoken. Soft, mild bitternes (leaving the mouthfeel quite carbonated, which it is not really showing), tad woody. Finish however, is good aromatic hopoils. Medium bodied at least, and indeed feeling well-carbonaed. Slick, spiced in the finish. Decent, with less emphasis on the hop than other samples.
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen, shared with Palme and friends. Pours a hazy deep orange body with a medium creamy off-white retention. Aroma is licorice, wood, hints of grapes, nuts and faint traces of salmiac. I’m immediately thinking that this is a hop variety that is heavily used in American-style Barley Wines, since it contains a lot of what I’m used to smelling when I dip my nose into a glass of ABW. Taste is piney, sprucey tones of bitter grass, while somehow retaining a rather high degree of mellowness. Hints of wet leaves. Nice. A solid, sprucey bitter IPA of the nice sort.
saxo (13796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, pleasant bitter hops, and malt.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, Kihosk Copenhagen. Pours clear deep dark amber with a fluffy big beige head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, citric, slightly acidy and piny. Flavor is sweet, pungeant, peppery, caramel, fruity citric and piny bitter. Finishes sweet bitter, good balance.
MOLA_DK (272) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a great white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy. Dry quenching bitter palete. Nice IPA!
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with off white head with floral aroma of honey, grapefruit and spring flowers. Quite bitter taste with a fine dose of malts. Medium body, soft carb. Long, bitter finish.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I picked up to complete the set since there were two missing from the Mikkeller event about a week ago at Rattle. Pours a deep orange hued amber with a large creamy beige head. Aromas of soft dusty pineapple, sweet tropical fruit and citrus. Similar to the Super Galena, very soft and subtle. Medium bodied, malty like the rest of the series, very soft sweetness and touches of earthy citrus peels. Slow grapefruit finish. Very nice, and a nice end to the series.