gunnar (3589) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks, Kristiansand. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malts, some fruity elements. Taste is moderate bitter hops, strange but interesting,medium bodied,moderate sweet end.
floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle with expiry of 2/14. A hazy amber beer with a decent white head and lacing. Plenty of piney, orangey hops on the nose with a pleasant bittersweet palate and dry hop finish. ABV well hidden.
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy Easter has some interesting flavor elements but ultimately comes across some what abrasive. Pours hazy maize with a head made of many different size bubbles. Spearmint, grapefruit and strawberry overtones are detectable in the aroma. An unusual malt bill and yeast adds a spicy character. Ends somewhat sloppily with a long bitter whack and some mintiness.
ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very cloudy straw like colour. Sweet aroma with some Belgian funkyness. Taste is rather bitter, but not in an awesome way. This isn’t very balanced and the finish is almost medicinal. Medium body.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed golden amber IPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet musty caven malt with resinous hops, a bit of mercaptoethanol, a tad unpleasant. In mouth, a sweetish biscuit malt with strange resinous hops, light off flavours, not unpleasant, but not my favorite. BB 04-02-2012. Bieropholie import.
brief_smile (100) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange, pillowy white head. Grapefruit, sherbet lemons, grass and light biscuit notes on the nose. Sour citric and bisucit notes dominate the taste. Clean, dry finish. Medium carbonation.
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
citrus, color was "dark orange" , white foam, cloudy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body,
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: This sample might have been a little skunked. Either that or it was just the German hops overload. Even so slight skunk, but mostly German hops seemed to be the answer. Not really my cup of beer. There is a reason why there aren’t a lot of German hopped IPAs.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium to dark, golden yellow with a large, white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light bread, toasted malt, biscuit, slight caramel and hints of grain, hay, straw and cereal; moderate perfume, herbal and grassy hops; lighter lemon hops; slight earthy and musty yeast; slight honey; slight cardboard; and slight apricot. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, slightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, slightly acidic and moderately bitter with a fairly long duration. There was grassy hops, herbal hops, floral and perfume hops, slight honey, white bread, biscuit, doughy and musty yeast; straw and grain. The light to medium body was dry with soft but slightly tingly carbonation and a metallic and moderate to heavily acidic finish.
BVery (4251) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy orange pour with a huge white head. Aroma is dominated by tropical fruit. Smooth palate and easy drinking. Very nice!
dfearnley (322) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 fl oz bottle to flute
Apricot, tropical fruit, and hoppy aroma. Translucent amber with a billowing off white head. It's bitter, a little sour with tropical fruit and caramel notes. Mouthfeel is tongue coating and oily.