Palme (2688) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Pours a clouded copperish body packed with sediments and a small fading and sidesticking odd-white head. The aroma has tones of banana sweetness, caramel, not to hoppy but quite round and comfortable. Average to lively carbonation level and a light oily mouthfeel. Slightly more hops in the flavor, but still quite nice. It has some citrus and leafy tones but also a nice malt sweetness before it ends with some mild yeasty hints in the aftertaste. Suiting and calming beer.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 1/28/2012. This India Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. And unless time has dull this beers hop profile a whole lot, there is not a lot going on here, bitterness wise. Decent carbonation. Nicely balanced IPA, just not very bitter. I am guessing that Mt hood is a aroma hop? Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is citrus, spicy hops, grass and and some caramel. Refreshing. The flavour is grass, citrus, vague spices and caramel.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Slightly hazy amber beer with a large off-white head. Floating particles noted. The aroma contains notes towards barley wine, but the caramel and sitrus classy too. The flavor also goes in the direction of a young barley wine, but the citrus and the characteristic hop dryness sensation too.
Japalo (935) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Præstemosen. Clear yellow amber body. Mild cereal bread flavours. Dry finish. Fourth in a row of the Mikkellers series.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: June 18, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy dark copper, creamy beige head
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light spicyness, soft floral hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dry caramel, earthy, plenty of balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Overall: dry and earthy, good for bittering but not too much on flavor
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear orange to amber hued body with a thick, off-white head. Good lace with pretty decent retention as well (same appearance descriptor for all of the beers in this series). Aromas are slightly noble in character, grassy, light citrus, straw, grainy, light alcohol. Flavors are citrusy, grainy, bready, straw, a faint hint of strawberry, and mild stone fruit. Also a spiciness that reminds me of Dr. Pepper for some odd reason. Medium bodied with zippy carbonation.
daniele (4466) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrata buona schiuma buona persitenza naso non molto intenso leggero agrumato piu citrico leggermente erbaceo non molto amaro
BenH (1697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Golden with white head. Spicy citrus aroma. Tasty hop flavour, blackcurrant. Bitter finish. Quite like this one
jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold pour,creamy head small,lacing,flaoties.
Belgian like aroma,light sour,belgian candy-vanilla,very mild tropical notes,Mostly yeasty though coming off as a pastry like cantalope aroma.
Med-light body, taste is mild mellow light citrus refined hop flavor some vanilla/ light tart sour tones,fairly smooth clean very subtle spice.
Clean mellow citrus finish a little tart,sour,pastry sweeet.
Overall pretty mild and subtle in terms of taste.Pretty low bittering.
Seems like belgian yeast unless this hop is giving this ,but is claimed an american ipa. Also the sour tones/vanilla make it seem wood aged or bourbon barrel or something.Maybe slightly infected?