igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange-brown with off-white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, peach. Flavour is hops with citrus, orange peel, long bitter finish.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Laundromat
Mellow brown color, small head, looks really well!
Aroma of caramel, some sweet stuff, fruit or berries.
Decent mix of hops here too, nice bitterness that ends with orange.
Overall it’s a really good, but I think I like the #100 better. Will try this one again too obviously
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
6 Unbelievably blackcurrant leafy aroma. Perhaps there was something slightly savoury too, which might have had a minusule kidney aspect, but mjs was waving the idea of cat piss in my direction, but I couldn’t implant that ideda in my brain.
4 Deep browny orange, small tight ring head.
6 Very sugary caramel malt body, similar to many US brews, but didn’t have the malty taste. Maybe biscuity - something I’d normally blame on being a yank and using 2-row. Some of the blackcurret came back too, sweeter than in the aroma context. Just short of aggressive hopping - just kept it within the bounds of sanity.
4 Thick palate, a little slick, carbonation decent.
13 I was horrifically sleep deprived, and completely failed to remark on my overall impression. However, I remember finishing the glass, and not making any negative comments, so I’m guessing this was quite to my liking.
esox (950) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Hazy orange colour, quite weak head. Strong hop character: excotic fruits, currant leaves some pine and resins. Caramell beneath it all. Sweet caramelly taste, bittaration slightly hidden. Syrupy texture, oily and delicious.
tiong (2935) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pretty average double IPA with a surprisingly light body and low amount of hops. Smooth and fruity, not very bitter either. Alcohol is well hidden, though. 8-3-8-3-16 =3.8
Re-rated 20.1.2011, 500ml bottle (batch #500) @ Pikkulintu
Wow. Completely different stuff compared to the draught version. Massive malty body and lots of hops and bitterness. Well balanced, awesome DIPA.
Tasted a fresh bottle (batch #678 brygget 150811) today (1.10.2011) and it is again quite different than other versions: more hoppy and bitter, body feels lighter as hops dominate the taste. Not as fruity and malty as the more aged bottle. I still prefer the more aged bottle, but this is still a very, very good beer.
mjs (4168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma was dominated by black currant leaves with malty background. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours I found were hops, sweetness, malts, black currant, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. Stronger body would have made this beer better. The only thing coming through now was the Nelson Sauvignon hops.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Draught@Pikkulintu
Slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Strong cat piss aroma with pine needles. Medium to full bodied. Fruity, piney, passion fruity with pine needles. Compared to #100 this is more hoppy and less malty. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Bottled 500ml (Alko, bottled 080211, batch #589)
Draught version was a bit dissapointing, so it is interesting to taste another sample from bottle. Clear deep amber color, small steady beige head. Nose is very exotic fruity, kind of Nelson Sauvin like passion and kiwi fruit mix - so it is no suprise to read from the bottle that NS and Pacific Gem have been used here. Also aroma has some vegetably notes, alcohol and Nøgne Ø fingerprint yeast. Body is quite thinner than in #100, making it "easier to drink". Flavor is sweetish with similar exotic fruityness than in the aroma. Nice lingering bitterness, but also quite alcoholic kick. Quite different than #100, this is much more double IPA - #100 is more like a barley wine (especially when aged). I still prefer #100, but this bottle version beats tap version easily. (7/4/7/3/14 3.5)
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy and reddish brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and hops with citrus, orange and peach. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer.
Camons (4835) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. pours dark reddish / orange brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma is loads of hops, spruce, pine, grape fruit. Taste is very hoppy aswell, but overall abit sweeter than armoa, some caramel notes, bítter orangepeel, grapefruit, spruce, highly bitter and long lasting finish, the 10 % ABV is very well hidden, and really dont show at all, except maybe for a sneaky warming feeling. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Great beer. 101127
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Courtesy of bosse. Poured into a pint glass a deeper copper orange color with an antique white 1 finger head. Lots of fruit notes in the nose including mango, pineapple, and orange rind. The taste follows the nose in that it has a strong citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Medium mouthfeel. Bitterness in the end. Balance is a little on the sweet side but other Han that a pretty good ipa.