tiong (5218) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Impexbeer
SELL BY 02/2015 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet citrus, toffee, lingering zesty fruity hops and spices. Taste is sweetish, lingering bitter, zesty fruity and citrusy with notes of toffee and caramel. Finish is smooth, fruity and juicy with some sweet resinous citrusy notes and caramely maltiness. Sweet and tasty hop juice.
KnutAlbert (6399) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Flowery hops, fruit, but everything is pushed aside by inistent piney hops. I love it.
Rasmus40 (14383) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 101013
ClubGonzo (4810) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen, shared with Maltmisjonen. Pours a slightly dark-hued orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma is rosewater, floral perfumy notes, sweet honey and hints of herbs. Taste is floral heather tones, citrus, orange blossom and hints of nutty caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Decent IPA.
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium white head. Clear amber body with strong carbonation. Resiny catty oily aroma with peachy wooden orangey notes. Dry-sweet resiny peachy orangey taste with pine needle notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish resiny ashy oily aftertaste with pineapple and earth notes. Too harsh for me. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
Beer5000 (5182) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Rather hazy orange body with a medium sized, lacing off-white head. Strong hoppy aroma with tropical and citric fruit together with light caramel malt. Flavor is smooth malty, rather bitter and lots of fruit like citric and tropical, some pine, a hint of marmalade, ripe fruit and smooth caramel malt. Fine and balanced in flavor all the way, nice body and long, pleasant bitter aftertaste. Nothing extreme, just incredible balanced and very mooreish.
Cunningham (5828) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Hazy amber golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Fine grape hoppy, malty and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild grape hoppy, heavy tropical fruity, bready and a malty back.
Overall impression: Way to sweet fruity!
Personal stats: Bottle Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway
tfredvik (1463) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is how an IPA should be. Period. It pours a hazy, pale amber body with a small, off-white head that reduces to a fully lasting thin layer after quite some time, and it laces the glass well. Very strong aroma with truckloads of hoppy notes. It’s mainly overripe tropical fruits and grapefruit, but it also has a solid malty backbone with caramel which makes this one smell more like a DIPA than your average super crisp IPA. The taste is moderate sweet and the slightly dry and very long-lasting finish is very heavy bitter. It’s a lovely, powerful and clean bitterness that lingers on and on. Amazing! The flavours are unusually strong, again with DIPA like overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit and malts in the back, but equally obvious are the resin and the juicy pine needles. Far in the back I get a whiff of alcohol. The mouthfeel is close to perfect, a lovely oily texture and medium carbonation, and the moderate carbonation enhances the crisp elements and makes sure that the overripe fruity notes doesn’t take over. A winner!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
lusikka (7590) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 330 ml bottle @ Ale & Hop, Barcelona. Pours a deep cloudy amber golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very strong with strong citrusy hops, some herbal notes and mild sweetness. Flavour of pungent citrusy hops, floral notes, mild caramel, pale malts and really nice and round herbal notes. Very big citrusy hoppy finish with pale malts and only a little sweetness. Extremely high drinkability. Hop head?s delight.
kappldav123 (5541) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Koelschtrinker for that one. Bottle looks a bit complex, but okay. Beer in the glass zippy, deep golden, nice head. Starts intense hoppy and very dry. Quite bitter background. Light fruity like grapefruit. Finish dry and metallically. A bit unbalanced. Okay.