stouby (4109) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Unclear, golden amber with a very larfge beaige head, some lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel),, heavy hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, normal carbonated.
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
skortila poured a very cloudy wannabe-orange beige color with a big frothy off-white head. Cloudy strokes of yeast swirled down to the bottom of the glass, a Dutch sky was nothing compared to this view. Aroma of cascade hop, slightly fruity and yeasty (what a surprise). Very soft, fruity and bit yeasty taste, but not very bitter as most other IPAs I’ve had. Soft bitter palate. Nice balance. I like this one very much!
skortila (4853) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is floral, hoppy and fruity. Cloudy, brown-orange coloured with an off-white, medium head. Taste is just moderate bitter, yeasty, sweet and fruity (grapefruits). Very smooth palate for the style. Enjoyable.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sensational looking beer, cloudy amber with a big pillowy head that left a delicate lacing. Super strength floral hop aroma with pine and a bit of citrus. Alcohol is a bit obvious in the aroma, along with a caramelly malt base. A nice even bitterness in the flavour which is quite lasting. Actually, it lingers for a bloody long time at the back of the tongue. While in the mouth it’s quite nice, but the bitterness really sticks out like dogs balls after swallowing. A decent IPA, but a touch over the top (thanks to highlandlad for sharing)
Brix (647) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2007-03-22. Fresh bottle, 50cl. Dense, toffee colour with light, creamy head. Fresh aroma of grape fruit - bitter. Hoppy taste. Very nice body. Very balanced for an IPA.
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light Amber colour. Very hoppy aroma with notes of sweet malt. Beautilful balanced hoppy flavor. Very nice IPA.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled) Opaque dark orange-amber with a small, bubbly head. Very perfumy, rosemary-lavendery aroma with lots of aromatic-flowery hops. Sweetish-malty, quite bitter, but mostly aromatic-perfumy-hoppy flavor with some grassiness, too. Yeast smoothens the flavor, but it remains interesting. Medium to full-bodied, smooth-creamy and quite low-carbonated palate. A very balanced and enjoyable IPA. Pretty much like Nogne O IPA, but smoother.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A better example of American IPA than the vast majority of American IPA’s! Orange color. Big time aroma and taste, full of hops. Very nice IPA.
EHSRanders (1860) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with small lasting head. Caramel and fruity flavor. Medium body.
LinusStick (3018) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Acuired via my first international trade-Thanks Maria-A Dark Lord is coming! Pour was a dark orange/light brown with no head. Aroma was floral/citrus hops. Taste was non-carbonated-don’t think this beer should be like this. Taste was floral and earthy hops with some malt in the background. Nice and bitter aftertaste but could use some carbonation.