Inbreak (1066) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
05.10.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, light malts, hops, caramel, leafs, sap, grass. Taste is grassy, light malts, hops, pine needles, grass, leafs, bark. Medium to longlasting slightly harsh bitterness, and a little thin body. But nice and easy drinking.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour. Small white fine head. Floral and fruity hoppy aroma. Flavour is bitter at first, then some yeast and finally a lot of hoppy flavours. Very good IPA, but feels a little struck by the yeast in the bottle. Dusty flavours. Subdued tropical fruits.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, beig head. Smells of citrus, zests, pine cones, wood and malts. Medium sweet, quite woody, nice malts and some spices. Heavy bitter, very resiny, nice pine. Fantastic, juicy, a very nice ipa
ej (511) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a small, bubbly head, leaving some lacings. Aroma is heavy pine and resinous hops with hints of herbal spice and malts. Taste is moderate bitter with pine, resin and hints of grapefruit. Somewhat complex base and very drinkable. Although the resinous aftertaste isnít the best.
SpongeRuiner (422) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one very early on and at first didnt find anything to special in it. And later it went on my need to try again list. Had it recently on tap on Petes Place. A nice deep hoppiness in there. Solid offering from Shorts.
g_georgiou (64) - CYPRUS - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber colour. White head. Aroma of citrus. Some melon? Not sure. Taste was hops. Was a bit bitter for me.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can respect this beer for what it does... but itís just over the line of "enjoyable with every sip." Definitely a taste bud dominator. But hey, it got my dad away from Labatt... so Iíll honor it.
jeremugohio (82) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma of citra hop. Appearance is a nice golden yellow. Taste is good, nice hop and light bitterness.
edwardbass (362) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very balanced IPA. Hops and malt indeed do seem to meld nicely. Malt is not at the forefront, which I prefer. The hops are largely piney for me. I noticed someone mentioned "pineapple" in the hops, and I think I agree - and thanks for that insight. A very good IPA thatís very drinkable. I would try it again if I see it again. Got this at Drake Party Center in Kalamazoo, MI while passing through.
ryecatcher (540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of Lopez... thanks again, brutha!). Pours an orangey-amber, slightly hazy, medium white head, so so retention but good lacing. Nose is kinda pissy, hint of dankness, some malt underneath. Mouth is medium bodied, big and fruity up front -- pineapple and melon, followed by bread, some caramel, fading into a long and nicely bitter finish. Liked this one and wish theyíd distribute in the Chicago area... Iíd most certainly make a trade for them... Finchís, a draft pick, a brewery TBD + cash.