tfredvik (1120) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark amber body with a creamy, light-brown head that laces the glass excellently and never gets any thinner than a healthy layer. Strong toasted aroma that is very far from West Coast, IMHO. This is a very malty brew, with tons of caramel, cookies and brown sugar, and the overripe fruity notes play the 2. violin. The malt wins the flavour as well, with toasted notes, caramel and even some malt extract in the back. Also overripe grapefruit and faint traces of mint. Moderate sweet taste with a moderate plus bitter, reasonably long-lasting finish. Pleasant mouthfeel, creamy , smooth and soft, mid-bodied. An unusually malty but nice IPA.
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]
kryon (1375) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with medium white head
Aromas of caramel, citrus, tropical fruits
Taste has pine, caramel, tropical fruits. Wee bit
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ yngwie
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and hint of pine. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours an unclear, dark orange body under a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is a bit sweetish, with piney, grassy hops and some citrus fruit. It’s too sweet on the palate I think, but with nice fruity flavors and citrus peel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation and a mostly bitter and citrusy finish. Nothing impressive going on here, but it ain’t bad either. 140418
Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, grains , biscuits, some floral and citrus. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, citrus, floral hops and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
Bygers (775) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours hazy amber colour with a small head. Aroma is floral and grassy with caramel malt, only slightly hoppy for an IPA. Sweet malty taste, with pines, bread and grass. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Medium dry, malty finish.
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JimmyBoy74 (178) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelj frun systembolaget. Vill minnas att jag tyckte om denna. Men att jag blev lite besviken för att jag hade ännu större förväntningar!
JeyAre (210) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden colour with thin white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is hoppish as well as the taste. There is some kind of tweak in the taste but I have difficulty to judge it. Overall I must say it is a quite good IPA. Nothing particularly to highlight but a really good IPA. One thing to highlight maybe: it us quite soft on palate and it doesn’t have the typical bitter aftertaste of most IPA s (ir had something else that I don’t know how to describe but not so IPA ish). And this makes this beer actually quite attractive.
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra Systembolaget Malmø, delt med Ovesen: flott skum med kniplinger. Deilig mandarinaktig duft med sydlige frukter som lime og mango i tillegg, og smaken følger hakk i hæl. Dette er en god og fruktig ipa, nok et bevis på at amerikanske bryggerier behersker denne stilen til fulle. Passe tørr og bitter avslutning, vinkelhastigheten til tross er den lett å helle innpå.
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber. Off-white head that starts good, but diminishes. Aroma of lime marmelade, passion fruit and mango with a touch of alcohol. Lots of grape fruit in taste. Well balanced. Bitter and sour grape fruit in aftertaste.