NORSAND (69) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose: Grass, pine, some grapefruit,
Taste: In the arrival pine, sweet citrus and some honey like sweetness. Slightly nutty. Medium to medium rich body. The exit has a nice, hoppy bitterness combined with a smoky element (hints of cigar). The aftertaste is mainly bitter grapefruit, lingering for a while but lasting less than a minute.
Tasted alongside 7Fjell’s Ulriken IPA which is quite similar but drier, spicier and slightly fruitier than Nøgne Ø.
Nurmis (257) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange with medium sized white head. Aroma of caramel malts, pine and notes of fruits like mango. Really nice heavy bitterness throughout.
BitchPls (726) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a proper IPA with a nice foam. Aroma is a little earthy with citrus. Taste is also quite earthy, very bitter with grape fruit and dried peaches, Full bodied. Quite thick, very much like a double IPA. Very good.
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - JUN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely good beer: full of citrus, orange, some mango and papaya. Aftertaste is bitter, with notes of pine. Really interesting!
humpah (79) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle at home. Pours light brown colour with moderate head. Aroma has fruitiness, orange, some mango and pine, maltiness. Medium body, some sharp bitterness and maltiness to back it up. Pleasant bitter aftertaste.
Turboninja (452) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home, from Alko Anttila, Tampere, Finland. Medium/strong aroma/taste product with balanced and soft nuances of bit sour fruits like overaged mango and green apple. Medium/low carbonation. Overall, distinctive, strong, bit too sour. Still high quality.
minihame2 (414) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, orange/brown colour and a small, white head. Surprisingly malty aroma, sweet brown sugar, caramel, orange. Seems to be missing most of the IPA characteristics altogether? Taste on the other hand is more familiar, really hoppy right in the beginning but it’s not that sharp. Dry hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, really foamy and rich body. Very good IPA although it seems more like double IPA at some areas. Nevertheless, highly recommended!
nj_lee (25) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pleasant hoppy pale ale. Pours well with a decent head. Enjoyed from the bottle at a Norwegian hotel bar. Quite a strong taste of hops, nice
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Ktwse (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange amber with low off-white head. Aroma of resin, citrus, grapefruit, peach. Taste is medium bitter with a mellow caramel and fruit sweet finish. Light, smooth body with average carbonation.
MelvinKalksma (744) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2016
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, yeast, bread, orange, pine, hops and citrus.
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, yeast, orange and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, hops and citrus.
This beer is intense and complex with a perfect balance. The aroma could have been stronger however.