Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Clear dark orange to reddish color, medium sized off - white head. Smell malts, lightly hops, lightly sweetish. Taste malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter. Maybe a bit old but decent enough.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to joes. Copper colour, small off-white head. Smells sweet, malts, some hops. Tastes very sweet, malts, some hops. Nice but not great. medium body, nice carbo.
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is rather heavy on biscuity malts, toffee and some grass. Flavour of biscuity malts, grassy hops, caramel, some metallic notes, burnt bread, grapefruit and nettles. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy, herbal, heavy malty finish. Too malty for an IPA. Actually the maltiness here is pretty much what you have in your average double IPA. This just doesn’t have the alcohol nor the amount of hops DIPA’s should have
Idiosynkrasie (2750) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Cloudyamber colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Caramel malty aroma with a touch of almond, bitter hoppy overtones. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, hints of almond, not overly active bitter hoppy overtones. Malt dominated IPA.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape. caramel and a hint of pine. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a sweet and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
350ml from tap at Henrik Øl og Vinstove. Bubbly, off-white head. Cloudy, ruby coloured body. Spotty lacing to the glass. Smell of herbal hops and mid-sweet malts. Bread-like malts, grassy hops and apricot in the flavour character. Dry, malt bitter ending. Well bodied. Not a mainstream ipa, but tastes fine (Bergen, 18.09.2012).
Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Henrik. This is a mild cloudy raw-amber body with a heavy lacing bubbly beige head. On the aroma it’s quite malty, concentrated caramel-sweet, ripe almost rotten white fruits, some near vinious touches also. Same in the flavor. Mild vinious and oxidized flavor. A bit malt-sweet, with hints of cocoa powder and some wet grass. I found this quite tasty and mild. 02.08.2012
Foffern (980) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Has a deep brownish amber colour with a medium beige head. Fruity aromas of grapefruit, hops and some berries. The flavours is not very different but I taste more roasted malt and carboard with a touch of alcohol. Slick and soft mouthfeel. Bitterness = medium+. A decent and one of a kind IPA. Interesting with the a touch of roast.
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Slightly hazy deep bronze body, medium creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, hints of moss and wet grass. Taste is dark malts, grass, herbs and hints of caramel. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Very malty for an IPA, but quite nice actually.
bax (973) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 22/04-2012) Medium lasting beige head, clear dark red color, light hoppy aroma, soft co2, sweet with some bitterness. BB date 25.01.2013.