That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared with TheRon and a Roach. Pours chunky and dark orange with a frothy head. Aromas of mint, skunk, and cardboard. Flavor is more skunk and oxidation. Almost undrinkable.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd July 2011
Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Minerals. Lactose and lemon citrus. More cream towards the finish which has a minerally carbonated bite. Slight bitter aftertaste. Nice IPA!
jmagnus87 (2031) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy, dark orange with almost no head. Aroma is super fruity. Tropical fruits and citrus out the wahzoo! Flavor is dry with loads of citrus and tropical fruits...also a little bready. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, Iím really loving this beer. I canít wait to try it again.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask. Orange brown colour, golden head. Aroma is fruity, sour creamy, herbal, bit of fruit too in background. Taste sour cream and chive, herbal, lively sorachi ace. Very nice. Bubblegum and cherry. I love Sorachi Ace!
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy orange colour with a fine frothy off white head with a nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruity and grape hoppy.
Palate: Medium body with a balanced sweetness and a fine bitterness.
Flavor: Nice complex flavor. Tropical fruity and balanced grape hoppy. Light spicy background
Overall impression: Nice IPA with a well hidden alcohol. Did not feel any big difference to some of the others in this series. Although it had some spices in the background.
Location: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle from Binnyís Beverage Depot in Chicago, served in a tulip. Pours clear amber with a tall, pillowy tan head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of grass, caramel, lemon, bubblegum, herbs and a hint of flowers. The flavour is moderately bitter, with a nice spiciness. This is combined with many of the notes from the nose--lemon, flowers, bubblegum and herbs. The finish is long and spicy-bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice IPA designed to show off the Sorachi Ace hop. It is a strange hop that feels out of place here--it imparts a saison-like quality that feels strange here. 2012-06-07
berlinoise2go (547) - NORWAY - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Murky amber/orange colour. Finger-thick offwhite, creamy head, settles as a thick film with some lacing. Complex, interesting floral-bitter aroma with citrus, passion fruit, vegetables, almonds. Medium body, soft/average carbonation. Taste is bitter and herbal/floral, balanced by a mild sweetness and orange-like acidity. Dry finish.
Yorker (842) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is definitely Sorachi Ace with coconut, sweet exotic fruits, flowers, and some caramel. Flavour is exotic fruits, flowers, and caramel with a very dry finish.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish offwhite head. Amber body made hazy by lots of floaties.
Delicate minty tropical fruit aroma with spicy herbal notes.
Dry-sweet grassy minty spicy taste with herbal notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry tropical fruit mint and
spice aftertaste with resiny peppery notes. Lovely. So nice,
balanced, and harmonic. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
visionthing (2095) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours hazy brownish orange with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, fruits, caramel and a hint of perfume. Lightly sweet with fruits and caramel and a quite dyr, bitter and citrussy finish. Bitter aftertaste with grapefruit. Quite nice, but I find the perfumy notes a bit disturbing. Still a nice IPA.