tfredvik (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 My very first IPA! I’ve heard so many scary stories about these bitter critters that I have been reluctant to try one out, but if the IPA from Skands is representative for this species I’m more than willing to try more! It pours a golden, hazy body with a small, rapidly disappearing white head. A magnificent floral aroma with perfume and pine. The taste is initially light sweet and light bitter, the long-lasting finish is a lovely medium+ bitterness that to my surprise was not too bitter for my delicate taste buds. A nice honey touch in the flavours, in addition to the hoppy notes. Medium body, medium carbonation. I’m already looking forward to my next IPA!
[50 cl bottle, @ 7 Seas restaurant, DFDS Crown of Scandinavia]
Sigmund (4162) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle, bought by my wife on the DFDS ferry Oslo - Copenhagen. ABV is 6.3%. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Brewed with Maris Otter malts, hop varieties unknown. Golden colour, large white head. Aroma of sweetish malts and grassy hops. The medium sweet flavour has strong notes of grassy hops, with a distinct and sharpish bitterness in the finish. Not much complexity here. Drinkable, but this is no match for first class American IPAs - nor for the best (real) English IPAs. Wouldn’t buy again.
Rasmus40 (6937) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 141109
culchiem (1666) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a medium head. Citrus fruit and hop aroma. Dry sourness running through the flavour which overpowers the honey background. Bitter finish.
borresen (15) - Gan, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0.5L, Distinct aroma of an IPA with hops, not to fruity but interesting. Pale and clear apperance. The taste is a bit oily which makes the beer a bit hard to drink actually. The bitterness balances the beer´s kind of worty sweetness. All in all a basic not so to interesting IPA, but the oily palate makes it almost undrikable.
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2010 500 ml bottle. 6.3%. From København, Denmark.
Hazy pale golden colour with small white head.
Mild sweet fruity hoppy aroma with some sugary notes.
Flavour is mild fruity hoppy and malty. Not really a bitter IPA. Very mild but fruity. Drinkable but boring.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 2010-06-06. Courtesy of Jens. Pours hazy yellow. Slightly hoppy. A little honey and some fruits. Fresh - not too powerfull. Overall pretty decent.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l på DFDS "Queen of Scandinavia" mellom Oslo og København 18 Feb 10. Aprikosfarget. Uklar. Høyt luftig skum som flater helt ut. Forsiktig aroma med appelsin & aprikos. Smaken er også litt forsiktig men med tydelig sitruspreg. Svakt syrlig bitterhet i ettersmaken. En bra IPA.
turbothy (1007) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a small head. Aroma is unremarkable. Very unbalanced body; extremely bitter without the fullness to pull it off.
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle. Slightly hazy yellow body with small white head. Flavour is malt, hops and fruit.