OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bottle @RBNAG-11. Clear, deep amber. Low off-white head. Discreet aroma of sweet caramelly malts and light fruity and minty hops. Heavily sweet and light peppery malt flavor. Solid bitterness. Light fruity hop flavor. Oily mouthfeel, bordering on sticky. Over the top sweet ending.
johnnnniee (2312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmm I’ve never seen this before and from the Virgin Islands what the hell. Best by 8/2012
Pours a medium copper color with a dense white head
that slowly dissipates to a cap and leaves decent lace on the way down. Smells IPA-ish citrus and sweet caramel malts with emphasis on malt. Taste is mostly caramel, butterscotch and bready malt with a smattering of citrus and earthy hops. Medium thin body with a moderate, level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Mediocre at best and damn you Shipyard for tricking me into buying another one of your beers.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head. Clear amber body. Resiny strawy grainy aroma with earthy plasticky notes. Dry-sweet earthy strawy resiny taste with grassy oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish grassy strawy fruity aftertaste. Nice and drinkable. (Bottle shared at RBNAG-11.)
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness and bitterness. Overall an average beer.
RuneStumo (2186) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15.10.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Golden yellow colour with white head. Fruity aroma with malt and lots of dry hops. Lasting bitter aftertaste.
Palme (3383) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a near-clear copper-orange body with a thin quickly fading bubbly sidesticking head. Aroma is sweet and peachy, lots of tropical fruits and some sweet caramel. OK aroma. Lively carbonation and a fizzing-oily mouthfeel. Flavors are really hoppy, some piny tones. Sharp and accurate. Not really exceptional in any way, but a drinkable and OK tasting IPA.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Big head with staying power. Perfect amber color. Musty and dirty character, the hops assaulting your palate with their earthy, pure plant-based woodiness. Not what I expected from a Caribbean brew. (#4351, 10/24/2011)
Zita (4649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice hoppy aroma, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft finish.
abemorsten (2768) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Clear, orange body with a creamy, white rim. Fruity aroma with notes of caramel and dried fruits. Light fruity, sweet, bitter and liht salty flavors. Medium body. Dry tongue.
Hansen (6643) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden coloured and clear. Has a whitehead, medium duration. Hoppy aroma, notes of some sweet caramel too. Flavor starts moderate and finish moderate to heavy bitter. Dry texture and lively carbonation.