dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden copper with a thick white head. Nose is citrus, pine, little wood and caramel. Taste is bitter with good sweet for balance. Mouthfeel is sticky, heavy body and a long finish.
bergstaden (893) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden with a white head - good hoppy aroma with citrus and some pine - Good malt to support very good hoppy flavours with citrus, pine and some grassy notes - Lasting hop fifnish - this was very good
ClubGonzo (3245) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Clear deep orange body, large creamy off-white head. Looks marvellous in my sample glass. Nose is wet grass, herbs, melon, hints of spruce. A bit faint. Taste is bitter resinous grass and herbal pepper-ish tones, hints of caramel malts in the back. Medium body and carbonation. A bit one-dimensional as well as suffering from a lack of balance in bitterness, in my opinion. Otherwise, a fair enough DIPA from Närke.
larsga (5829) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head. Clear amber body. Earthy catty pineapple aroma with resiny wooden notes. Dry-sweet wooden spicy tropical fruit taste with resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mildish mouthfeel. Dryish wooden earthy gooseberry aftertaste with resiny spicy notes. Nice, drinkable, harmonic. (0.15l draft at Haand 13.)
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 5 July 2013) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of dried apricots, crisp-bread, resin, pine needles and grapefruit. Malty, hoppy taste with bready malt, grapefruit, resin and quite some bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a touch of sweetness. Possibly a bit one dimensional, but with an impressive hop presence. Very nice.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand festival 2013. Hazy amber body, small white head. Sweet malty aroma with pineapple and yeast. Tasty is grassy with orange and sweet bread, and a rather high bitterness. Nice hoppy finish.
Palme (2724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. This is a crystal clear dark golden one with a heavy lacing and sidesticking just off-white top. The nose has tones of earthy hops, sticky caramel, red fruits and a little bit of snow. Really good bitterness in this! The mouthfeel is sticky and oily and the carbonation is just prickling and soft. Ripe fruits, grassy and hedge-like bitterness from the hops. Some summery strawberries in the finish. A fine dripa. 25.05.2013
visionthing (2104) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Clear amber with an off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of pine, tropical fruits and caramel. Quite sweet, with nice hoppy notes and a balanced bitterness in the finish. Tasty DIPA! (2013-05-25)
Lilja (1240) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På fat. Smak och doft av mycket humle, malt, tropisk frukt, citrus, blommig med toner av honung och karamell. Jämn, ren och len, välbalanserad med god beska med smak av grapefrukt och maskros.
Meilby (5576) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, warm and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Cunningham (3701) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a off white head.
Aroma: Powerful soft tropical fruity and grape/citric hoppy.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Rich grape hoppy and tropical fruity. Well blended and high complexity.
Overall impression: Tasty, powerful and fresh DIPA.
Personal stats: Sample shared with Martin @ Haand 13