tbonde (132) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 50cl bottle from Oslo Airport@home. Cloudy amber with sufficient head and carbonation to convince you that these guys know what they are doing. Good aroma clearly displaying the American hops used to give this IPA...or should I say DIPA - a more modern expression. Taste of hops, grapefruit and bitternes. Too much bitterness for my taste as it ruins the balance and leaves a very bitter aftertaste...almost medicinal. I prefer the Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - though initinally aggressive, it is better balanced.
Gbgbrouge (315) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, cloudy amber with medium creamy head. Aroma with notes of citrus, tropical fruit and some pine. Taste is bitter, backed up with a medium malt body laced with some sweetness. Lingering slightly bitter after taste.
CacheManyHose (354) - HONG KONG - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-copper with white fizzy watery head and spotty legs. Smells quite yeasty, grassy hop, spiced malt, pepper, pear, apricot. Nice aroma that's heavy but stops just short of being cloying. Tastes bitter, resinous, some spice/pepper. Body is medium, lightly spicy, very smooth, finishes on a bitter and frothier note.
HKdIPA (405) - HONG KONG - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Hazy orange copper pour, minimal head. Aroma is a bit plasticky hops. Some resin. Taste is very piney bitter hoppiness, but also more malty than expected. More like the Mikkeller/European-style IPA, but hops are pine/resin more than floral/fruity. Slightly rich, smooth palate. Lasting bitterness and some booziness. A big IPA, almost DIPA. Quite good IPA. Would get again.
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with a huge foamy head. Aroma is rich of citrus fruits, especially mango. Taste starts off sweet, becomes bitter then really dry with an aftertaste of rubbing alcohol. If not for the finish this would be great, as a result though it’s not very nice. Shame
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong citrus aroma. Grapefruit on the palate, pleasant bitterness, light sweet fruit, excellent easy fruity aftertaste with minimal bitterness.
GenkiGonzo (541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber, small white head with decent lacing. Fruity hop aroma with some sweet caramel malts. Wonderful silky mouthfeel without being cloying. Great stuff.
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light citruses and grassy aroma. Short fruti sweet bit acidic start then growing bitterness with grassy note. Bit too harsh for me.
Florya (677) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Pale orange color. Aroma: floral, citrus, caramel. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation, refreshing finish..
Pastyle (18) - FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and hoppy aroma. Pours a soft hazy caramel with a discreet white head. Soft on the tongue with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with a better end. Lovely IPA