hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Bottle... Lightly-hazed orange ale with a tiny, creamy, white head. The fruity aroma wafts a wonderful blend of pink grapefruit and sugar cookie. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nice, sturdy malt backbone here. The flavor leans sweet - sugar cookie and toffee. Citrus rind bitterness rides a good shotgun, but is strapped in tight and isn’t allowed to bark instructions or touch the steering wheel. Finishes mostly sweet with some citrusy, rindy hop-love provided by old, stale lupulin. This probably had a whole lot more kick about eight months ago. Still a very nice brew. Never been a big fan of over-the-top bitterness anyway.
PotjeBier (2624) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, share @ Beer Temple with Countbeer, IluvatarMilan, Kermis and 2 others. Hazy orange color. Little to no head. Aroma’s from the glass: pine/resin, citrus, tropical fruit. Retronasal there’s also some sweetness & skunk. Flavor is light sweet/caramel, with a sourish bitterness. Alcoholfeel is rather strong, body is medium. Finishes dry, strongly hoppy, bitter. As with the European version I’d have to conclude this is a DIPA rather than a BW.
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beertemple with Iluvatarmilan, Potjebier, Kermis an two other fella’s.
No head just a thin half open lacing on top of a cloudy yellow orange colored beer.
Aromas of fruit, peach, wood, light chalk, spices, pine, light reain, crisp, some grains and lght herbal.
Flavours of cream, wheat, grains, hops, yeast, fruit, peach, apricot, mango, light bitter. Smooth! Crisp and tasty!
Aftertaste of fruity malts, light bitter spicy and some creamy fruits.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Countbeer, Potjebeir and others at Beer Temple. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel, dough, grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Pyrmir (5410) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of herbal, oily hops, sweet malts, citrus peel, spice and tropical fruits. The flavor is the same but sharper and less oily. Reminds me more of a DIPA that has been in the cellar for some time.
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy gold with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and grain. Taste is grapefruit, caramel malt, pine, and spice. Excellent.
SlackerMads (2782) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Hazy orange with a small off white good lacing head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, mango, lychee. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Medium+ body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation. A bit rough alcohol in the finish.
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
200ml, draught at Mikkeller & Friends, shared with Skinnyviking. Faint white head to an apricot coloured body. Fresh and dried fruity nose. Spiced fruity taste supported by pine needles and hints of honey sweetness. Lingering sharp and hoppy ending with tingling alcohol. Full bodied. Pretty good (Copenhagen, 22.03.2013).
conway (2210) - - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. I was able to buy several bottles of this and I enjoyed it more than the prior year's version. Huge hops with lots of tropical fruit. Great balance and amazingly soft palate.
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ekstedt (6420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (bomber) from beirkompass.de. Hazy ornage, medium white head. Strong orange and aprcicot aroma with some grassy notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.