maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and floral hops in an almost perfect balance. Flavour of heavy caramel malts, pine needles, floral hops, spices and some herbs. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, bitter, fruity and light spicy finish.
Bragesnak (5061) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and malt. Flavor with citrus, fruit and caramel
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle, pours a little hazy, golden - brown colour with a thick off white head. Heavy carbonation with a turbulent flow of bubbles. Aroma of candy sugar, pine, grassy hops and caramel. A little sweet with some yeast, pineapple and peach and a caramel and biscuity malt backbone. Lingering alcohol and peach. Tasty!
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Salling. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, hops, caramel, peach, citrus and malt.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks JCB. Pours a bright hazy lemon rind yellow with one finger of off white head. Very nice nose, awesome hop character. Lots of citrus zest and dry piney character. Lightly herba. Dry zesty palate and lots of sweet citric notes. Pine and ginger are very well integrated. Awesomely dry and light bodied. Medium bitterness.
Rasmus40 (8885) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - peach and pine needles. Flavor is quite weet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 231211
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Cloudy deep golden body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of floral hops with notes of pine, orange peel, toasted grain, herbs. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lots of floral hops in the taste along with some soapiness and pine. Some orange and grapefruit flavor. Lingering bitterness after some orange juice sweetness in the beginning. Somewhat reminiscent of Bells Two Hearted, but more citrus and more bitterness. A nice IPA.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biuscuit, pine, lemon zest and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and lemon zest with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
Japalo (936) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@christmas@præstemosen. Amber haze.
Half finger foam. Tons of citrus and plenty of exotic fruites. Balanced moderate sour-bitter finish. Mistelten yes yes it must be present in the brew. Dangerous! We are still alive;)
blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from KHIOSKH, at home. December, 2011.
Fresh hoppy aroma with lemon, pine, grass and grapefruit. Pretty soft. Smooth medium bodied with a hoppy taste. Taste with loads of oranges and citrusy hops together with a sweet spicy note from the ginger. Not the perfect IPA but an interesting take on a classic style!