chrisv10 (9687) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 6% (Cascade, Magnum, Summit, Galena). Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops and earthy. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, bitter, little earthy, little dry, little sweet and grapefruit.
ciaranc (669) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Redmonds. God, I hate the labels from this brewery, at least they aren?t still using comic sans. Pale, clear amber, frothy white head. Light, sugary malt, some resin hops and pine notes, a little muted. Flavour is again sweet up front, rising bitterness toward the finish, grapefruit notes. Light body, quite fizzy. Bitter finish. Improves as it warms.
Finn (3756) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l. Gave fra Fin, Loz & Isobel. Delt med Rune under rateseanse i H9 1 Okt 13. Brun. Høyt luftig skum som daler sakte. Pen lacing. God fruktaroma. Smaken er forsiktig. Litt plommer. Blir syrlig etter hvert. Et behagelig øl!
beerfest5 (1015) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NOT an American style IPA. This is a traditional English style IPA with a bready, cereal-like malt backbone that dominates the flavor. Pours a golden amber, crystal clear, small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of cheerios, some floral hops, absolutely zero whiff of citrus per the label. Taste is the same, some graininess like rye spice in the finish. Not great balance here, the bready malts make this rather cloying, lack of hop presence is disappointing when a brewer labels something as American style. Not a drain pour, but not enjoyable.
Beersiveknown (2366) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
Hazy light amber, pillowy off white head. Fruity mango and orange peel nose. Fill bodied, perfectly balanced, nice and fresh.
Cunningham (3908) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear dark golden color with a fine off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild hoppy and caramel malty.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Citric hoppy, fruity and a strong caramel malty back.
Overall impression: A bit to dominant caramel malty. Otherwise fair enough. Missed some more hopps.
Personal stats: Bottle Geir had bought at Systembolaget in Sweden
JonMoore (1761) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- crystal clear amber colour with a big white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Nicely bitter, resinous, biscuit malts, well balanced with long bitter finish, with a sweet edge. Enjoyable.
Rune (7211) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, shared with Finn, many thanks to Fin & Loz and Isobel for this beer gift. Deep and clear amber coloured body. Persistent off-white head, good lacing. Restrained malt-fruity aroma. Likable taste profile of slightly dry, resinous bitterness mingled with brittle caramel followed by a dry, bittersweet ending. Well bodied. Tasty (at Finns in Tromsø, 01.10.2013).
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
RichTheVillan (1892) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear bright nectar pour with foamy white head, zesty citrus aroma, citrus comes through in the taste but mostly malt dominated some hint of pineapple, solid effort.