tfredvik (1435) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the strangest aroma of any IPA, ever! I appreciate IPAs with a firm malty backbone, but this is just plain silly: this is all malt, malt and malt again! At least initially, all I could distinguish was malt extract. After a while some more IPA-ish notes start to creep in, there are notes of overripe fruits and grapefruit there as well, in addition to marzipan and caramel. Still, this is really, really strange. The flavours are a bit more balanced, the overripe grapefruit is up there together with the malt extract and caramel. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. A nice oily texture, medium body, moderate carbonation and some dryness in the finish. Looks good, with a slightly hazy, medium amber body and a long-lasting off-white head that laces the glass well.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from SuperBrugsen Nykøbing Sj., Denmark]
brnandersen (2599) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl. bottle, shared. Cloudy, golden-amber colour with a dense, off-white head. Sweet aroma with citrus, grass, caramel malts, bread, fruits and yeasts. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with fruits and citrus. One of the better offerings from this "brewery", albeit a bit unrefined.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 l bottle from Superbrugsen Vig Sjælland.
Pours a near-clear golden brown colored body, under a low fully diminshing blond top.
A nice fruitiness to the nose, berries and orange marmelade. Tones of pepper and mild spices. Medium full. Oily mouthfeel. Taste of sweet toasted malts, tinned fruits and mild spces in general. A light peppery bitterness is lurking under. Sweet fruity and malty finish.
Too sweet to be more than a decent beverage. [Sjællands Odde, 17.07.13]
Holmen1 (3641) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske fra Qvickly, i godt lag på hytta: endelig en fra Pladderballe det var noe med! Dette er en helt ok ipa, med fin humlearoma og balansert smak. Den hadde også (i motsetning til de andre vimprøvde fra Pladderballe) ettersmak, og en behagelig sådan.
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@CPH BF 2013. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, malty, mild acidic wooden notes as well as some toffee. Flavour is toffee, fruits, floral notes as well as some slight toasted maltyness and also some slight yeastyness to it.
neverleaveopen (189) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber with some Orange. Nice, Fine Head. Nice aroma of Grapefruit, Orange, bread and some Sweet Marmelade notes. Slightly Top Sweet Taste. Very Nice bitter Finish though.
BeerViking (3262) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought in Denmark. Caramel nose with touch of orange. Fairly lively and gassy, sharp pine and citrus bitterness over caramel and a little burnt demerara and nuts.
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, vegetables and fart with a note of malt. Sweetish, malty taste, offset by hoppy bitterness and a veggie note. Dryish finish. Would be ok if it wasn’t for the dart and the veggies.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 6.0%. Mild refreshing hop aroma. Clear amber colour. Stable small off-white head. The flavour has a caramelly maltiness, also caramelly hoppiness, slightly American tasting. Middle of the road IPA.
Sigmund (5799) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, from Fakta, Thisted. Brewed at Svaneke Bryghus. ABV is 6.0%. Deep orange colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate aroma of oranges / orange marmalade, toast and herbal hops. Medium sweet flavour, hints of oranges, piney and grapefruity hops with a bitter finish and aftertaste. Fairly decent beer.