ej (511) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden pour , with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy resin. Taste is grassy, resiny hoppyness. Medium body and carbonation.
ClubGonzo (3199) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a clear deep orange body with a small white head. Aroma is fresh grassy melon and peach notes with hints of apricot and herbs. Taste is melon, grass, parsley and hints of apricot and peaches. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not too great, but a pretty decent IPA.
conway (901) - - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Got the IPA version. Supper hoppy dominated by pine and citrus. Great full mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ beertemple. Aroma is fruity and floral hops, slight sweaty touch. Flavour is medium hop bitterness with loads of flavour, fruity, floral, nelson madness. Some malty notes but itís the hops that shine here. Great stuff.
gunnfryd (9326) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hop, citrus. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, hop, malt, citrus. Medium body. Nice beer.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A minimally malted, dry, somewhat yeasty, sharp and very hop-forward golden IPA. For hopheads.
How: Bottle 500ml (or whatever 1 Pint 0.9oz means), consumed as fresh as I could, one week after purchase, but thatís after the boat ride to north-america.
The look: Partially cloudy golden-orange body topped by a large white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is piney hops, floral hops, orange peels. A frank and bright inviting hoppy nose. Taste has a subdued shy crackery malt backbone, omnipresent yeast, dough, all kinds of hops flavors that bring dryness and bitterness (dry pine tree, dried orange peels, dried flowers). Finish is medium bitter, a bit of acidity and very dry, the type of beer you want to drink a sip of water after each sip of beer. A fun beer for hopheads. I didnít care for its sister beer (the Black IPA called Evil Twin / Omnipollo Russian Roulette) which I drank fresh in Norway, so I was pleasantly surprised to find its sister beer more enjoyable after a long boat ride to north-america. A bit too sharp and abrasive to be really sessionnable but I enjoyed it nonetheless because Iím a hophead. And surely the person who came up with the actual Russian Roulette game must have been very drunk, but never as drunk as the dude who came up with the Russian Alphabet.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ beer temple. Hazy golden pour, foamy white head. Aroma is floral hops, some pine, some grapefruit. Flavor is bitter hops, with nice floral hops and pine. Solid body. Bit too bitter, but decent.
BoltonDK (425) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Japalo. Lots of American hops, notes of grapefruit, grass/hay.
Amber color, white head one finger.
Bitter dry fresh finish.
Special nice ale.
Japalo (936) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Bolton. One finger foam. Black. Intense American hoppy notes grapefruit. Bitter dry fresh finish. Super brew.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange peel, herbs, caramel, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of orange, grass, grapefruit, peach, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.