ClubGonzo (4020) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Clear orange-golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma is wet grass, mild melon tones and hints of peaches. A bit mild. Taste is earthy hops, grass, alcohol, hints of resin and wet leaves. Medium body and carbonation. A bit on the average side of the DIPA landscape, actually.
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. This is a clear nice golden one with a heavy lacing white top that sticks to the sides of the glass. Not to extreme on the nose at first, and not to ipa-ish either to be hones. More grainy with wet corn, malty double ipa aroma. It has medium oily mouthfeel and a soft carbonation level. Nice stingy gentle hoppy favors. It’s really fruity and kinda syrupy. A bit drymouthing and earthy in the finish. It’s quite tasty, but also a bit untypical imo. 25.05.2013
Beer4000 (4471) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Haand 2013. Clear golden body with a big, foamy off-white head. Nice, strong aroma of sweetish malt, citric fruit and pine. Nice and balanced in flavor, smooth sweet malt, good bitterness, quite fruity including oranges. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body and bitter aftertaste. Nice DIPA.
visionthing (2731) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Clear deep golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with tropical fruits, caramel, malt and hints of citrus. Moderate sweet and fruity with a nice bitterness in the finish. Nice and hoppy DIPA.(2013-05-25)
esp0r (1974) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013
Copper, white head. A quite resiny and tropical aroma. Medium sweet, citrussy, nice malts. Heavy resiny bitter finish.
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler from tap at Haandøl 2013. Clear deep golden body with a white head. Resiny spruce and dried fruits on the nose. Full bodied. Heavy sweet and bitter with a light doughy texture leaving the tongue dry.
LarsEngen (363) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Pours deep golden with a medium offwhite head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits and grapes. Medium body, heavy bitterness, light sweetness, medium carbonation, texture is oliy/sticky and the nice bitter aftertaste sits for a long time. Quite complex IPA that is very nice.
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet, fruity, well balanced finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
gunnar (5290) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Haand 2013.Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruity hops, spices and herbal notes as well. Taste is strong hoppy, bitter but pleasant, nice mouthfeel.
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 25.05.2013, tap @ HaandFestival:
Nice creamy but shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, still a little neutral, hops, wet leafs, grass, cellar, citrus peel, dried fruits. Taste is sweet, wet leafs, sugar, hops, wet grain, citrus peel, grass. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, too sweet.