MotherBrother (891) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour unclear copper, with a large frothy white head.
Aroma of pine, slight mango, slight candy, herbs, toffee.
Taste is rather sweet, (like gummi bears), with a soft bitter end.
Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carb.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber/cobber coloured. Unclear. Perfume, sweetness, caramel, flowers in the aroma. Flavour of coconut, perfurme, sweetness, flowers. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a medium bitter note with a touch of sweety coconut. Nice.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle purchased at Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 03/01/2012. Colour: light brown / dark orange combination, with minimal white head. Nose: Wave afte wave of buttery toffee flood the nose. Swirling reveals a vegetable component and deep pine amongst spices. Fantastic. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. Soft and lathering mouth feel. The mos suttle butterscotch throughout the mouth and then lots of mild tasting yet decently bitter hops dominate. Late bready hints and then a finish that builds in bitterness and leaves even more butterscotch long after drinking. Excellent taste - excellent beer.
Japalo (1727) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Classic copper clear. One finger foam. Strong spicy pepper aromas. Not the floral citrus hops this time. More leaf, pine and oak. Well balanced dry pepper like bitterness. Fine brew.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very heady beer orange misty glow pour medium carbonation though soft the aromas grain coconut fruit hops some malt milky note flavours coconutsmooth miilky creamy sweet maltiness medium bitter piney hops taste grapefruit lemon the finish sweet smooth medium bitter the coconut creamy taste but not really a top ale seems dull in taste
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 330ml bottle (Amsterdam, Helsinki) (7:4:7:3:13=3.4)
Coconut vanilla cream aroma. Slightly hazy orange, small tight white head. Sweet malty body, some caramel, some coconut again. Bang on Sorachi Ace, they’ve captured it well. Carbonation alas was a bit harsh, and the palate was a bit thin and spritzery. However, one could swirl that away, and you’d have a very drinkable IPA. Perhaps too sweet for me.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (William K, Helsinki) (7:3:6:4:12=3.2)
Classic sorachi ace coconut aroma. This was poured with all the crap in, so wasn’t as crisp as it could be. Taste pretty dull, just a messy combo of toffee malts and quirky ace hops. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing yummy about it either. Stadin Panimo did a way better exposition of the hop.
Marheb (4501) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Première note aromatique: skunky mais enrobé de citron et de thé vert. Le corps est rond, assez collant avec le même profil que l’arôme. Amertume florale qui pique le fond du palais.
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle @ Angleterre, Helsinki
Pours dark orange with a large bubbly and sticky head. Strong bubblegummy aroma with notes of fruits, citrus and lemon. Taste is hoppy with notes of bubblegum, lemon and citrus. Finish is bitter and slightly sweet with fruity notes. Otherwise a nice IPA, but the bubblegum notes come through too much.
Foffern (1617) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Henriks. Pours a hazy orange colour with an off-white small head. Fruity and hoppy aromas with orange and sitrus. Surprisingly different fruity flavours of something wood, some cardboard, and hops. Slick mouthfeel and medium bitterness. Soft carbonation. A special IPA with a interessant hop, but maybe too much cardboard.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange amber with thick creamy light tan coloured head. A little lacing as the head slowly falls away. aromas of sticky slightly sour orange. A little biscuity malt in the back ground. Flavours are initiall sweet thanks to some light caramel. Bitter somewhat harsh finish with more oif the sticky orange coming through.