FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Old Bank, Turku)
Poured by the barmaid with all the crud, so not necessarily as clean as it could be. Hazy orange, small persistent head. Slightly messy stodgy components to the aroma, but a plasant caramelly sweetness, and good sticky fruity hops. Comes alive in the mouth, a veritable smorgasbord of sticky fruity hops and juicy caramelly malts. Nice bitter tingle in the finish. Big fat and juicy, and feels like one you could return to pint after pint.
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of crackers, tangerine, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness, grapefruit, light tangerine and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours orange amber. White head. Nose/taste of spicy hops, pineapple, caramel malt and citrus. Good full body. Great beer.
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy orange to copper color, small off-white head. Smell hops, resin, pine, spruce, lightly fruits. Taste hops, bitter, grapefruit, pine, spruce, resin. Medium carbo, medium body, lightly sticky texture. Lovely bitter and piney finish.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks jtclockwork for sharing–500ml bottle-pours a retaining foamy off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is pine, some medium malt. Taste is pine/pineapple hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.
Pinball (11740) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared by ungstrup, flowery,malty, strong hoppy aroma. grapefruit.
flavor is grapefruit, malts, quite strong hoppy. bitterness. great taste.
thewolf (11732) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Deep orange amber with a hint of red. Small, creamy light off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, resiny, grapefruit, red apples. Medium to high carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly hoppy, piney, resiny, grapefruit. Vinious, warming, elegant. Light strawbeeries, pine, red apples, dryness. Good IIPA. Doesn’t muck around with the malts,just a solid base of hops. Good.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy copper with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches and pineapple. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, herbal notes, caramel malts and and a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is big citrus hops with big toffeeish malts. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours an opaque dirty orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel and a slight metallic note. Flavour is very bitter, with heaps of grapefruity hops above anything; a caramel malt backing is definitely there, but the grapefruit is so potent with bitterness - not terribly complex. Very pleasant, though the other Nøgne Ø double IPAs are superior, especially the brilliant #500.