notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy strawberry blonde pour, with a lasting, foamy head - a nice mixture of earthy hops in the aroma, with some biscuity malt in the background - quite dry, herbal and spicy, with just enough apparent maris otter to balance it out - a bit of chalk/mineral couples with this malt flavor, making the beer’s taste and mouthfeel seem quite "british" - a tiny bit of citrus near the finish - the hops seem to taste a little soapy at times - nothing spectacular here, but worth a try.
Boutip (5272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep beige color ale with an nice foamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of floral hops is well balance with some bitterness. Taste is mix between some floral hops and a subtle citrus bitter finish. Body is slightly above average with some decent carbonation. I thought this was a bit low in the malt profile department but apart from that it was a good APA.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy golden body topped by a medium white head leaving good lacing. Dominant flavour is orange and other citrus fruits. The hops are juicy and provide a sharp bitterness. The malts is just there to support the hops. The body feels nice and the carbonation is lively. While drinking it I wrote that this PA was really a typical APA. Now I see on ratebeer that it is indeed an APA. Obviously achieves what it is aiming for. Unlike the other Nognes I had this one doesn’t stand out and doesn’t have its own personality. This solid APA is just like the zillion solid and much cheaper APAs available in North America. Might be exotic in Norway but would you pay big $ for a Norwegian country music CD?
JohnnyJ (4996) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy orange/amber with a nice white head. Floral aroma of orange, citrus, sweet malt, and hops. Interesting flavors of malt, toffee, orange, lemon, hops, spice, and some alcohol comes through too. A complex pale ale, far from ordinary.
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a murky orange body with a large dense off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of mustiness, metallic, orange peel, florals, and herbs. Flavor of malt, milk shake, toffee, mild hops, and citrus.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An American pale from Norway? Hmm. Pour produced an amber-orange-brown body with large foamy peaks in the white head. Citrus, yeast, hop, malts and caramel nose. Taste was mid- body, notes of lemon(citrus), balanced and hoppier then most pale ales, very nice. Not surprising from this brewer.
DocLock (8707) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid orangy deep coppery pour with 2-finger, creamy off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops, tropical fruit, pepper, slight yeasty funk, and some floral spice. Tastes on the dry, hoppy end, very floral and spicy, with a solid caramel malt base, tons o complexity, and more fruit as ti warms. This one is outstanding!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Body pours a glowing pumpkin color; the head is tall, rocky and white. Aroma is a big juicy blend of caramelized sugars, and plump oily hops. A wonderful blend of old English Pale Ale tradition and Alpha hops. Really, this is my kind of IPA! Luscious usage of the hops… really adds a realistic character of fresh grapefruit and tangerine, a very well rounded beer. There is a mustiness on the finish to add some realism… palate is chewy yet soft… finish is dry, spicy, and plump.
A wonderful Pale Ale… really great stuff!
Dorwart (2459) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized frothy white head of dense creamy bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma with some light zesty citrus, some play doh and irish spring soap. Quite the potent aroma. Color is a hazy dark orange. Flavor is quite floral again with a bit of soft bready malts in the back ground. Very different. Sharp, zesty citrus and lemon. Minimal dryness and bitterness in the main body of flavor. Little bitterness at the finish. Lingering zippy citrus. A decent pale ale and better than expected. Or shall I say very different but good. Big thanks to etowneraser for this brew.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, caramel, various fruits. Flavor brings this, medium bodied and moderate bitterness. Enjoyable APA.