DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blind tasting at the Penguin. Clear bronze with a high, sculpted white foam. Humming, florid, tropical fruit (lychee, mango) aroma with peach and blackcurrant back notes. Less expressive on the flavour front with a lean grapefruit bitterness leading to an abrupt, un-aromatic finish. Some peach, chlorophyll and warming alcohol. Tasty enough, but missing that certain something (another hop?)...
jredmond (6060) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at gingerman. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium starts off creamy but ends short with notes of citrus hops, grapefruit, and light onions.
Terminus (3328) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Jester king brewery Austin, TX March 2012-pours lightly hazy orange with a rocky off-white head. nose is leafy, almost tobbaco-like hop nose, lite spice and lite herbal quality as an almost dank shoveled earth kind of quality. . flavors exhibit the mentioned leafy herbal qualities of this hop-doesnt come across as a very good hop for ipas, this would be good for esb’s, session ales and maybe even some belgians. Not very bitter, but has some definate spicy hop qualities. For what it is, its definately decent however, i do not think this is a very good hop for IPA’s. A well crafted beer however.
ClubGonzo (4550) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Dark hazy near-brown orange body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is earthy leafy tones, hints of pine, wood and herbs. Nougat-like grassy herbal tones, hints of earth, potatoes and parsley. Weird, but not as weird as the Summit and considerably more drinkable.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Slightly hazy red-orange beer with a huge off-white head of good duration. Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus and pineapple. The flavor is medium sweet and moderately bitter in taste and aftertaste
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Deep amber pour. The aroma is softly malty with an unusual sweet estery yeast component. A bit of odd kind of dank character. Peachy and oddly hoppy. Meh - I don’t really care for this.
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cloudy amber colour with average size off-white head.
Resiny hops, mild sweetness and malt in aroma.
Flavour is... the hoppiness is quite mild with resin and fruits. No real bitterness. Apollo is not my new favourite hop. It’s not bad.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Henrik. A bronze cloudy body, small lacing and sidesticking off-white. Smells like a sweet old, near rotten and wet yeast infused trunk. Flavor: Not horrible, but most likely, no, make that definitely not how it’s suppose to taste. Same in the flavor, strange woody old berries and fungi. Strange. Have to re rate this one I think. A shame, clearly infected. 15.03.2012
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown, clear, white foam, medium sourness, very bitter, light sweetness, creamy, bitter,
Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate resin hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a good brew.