tderoeck (3613) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/I/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel @ home - BB: 1/X/14 (2013-9)
Very cloudy orange to beige beer. Big irregular white head, unstable, bit adhesive leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, lots of sweet ripe exotic fruits, canned lychees, sweet pineapple, citrus, bit piny. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of citrus, exotic fruit, lychee, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, grapefruit. Aftertaste: piny bitter hops, grapefruit, almost medicinal bitterness, lots of zesty citrus, still a lot of exotic fruits. Wow, really good beer, this one!
Japalo (942) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. Hazy orange. One finger foam. Intense resin green grass aromas. Very bitter spicy peppery taste. Long juniper mouthfell. Another intense brew from the Danish brewbrothers. Love it.
Harrjitzuu (6) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy Peach color, white foam. Aroma: Very flowery with some juniper notes in the background. Taste: Very hoppy, dry. Seabuckthorne isn’t immediately apparant, but seem to add to the sourness.Finishes with a dry after tast, slight amount of spicy juniper. Overall not a bad drink, but in my opinion, the bitterness misses some contrast / play from some sweetness. If you are a "Hop-head", then I suggest you try it out.
humlelala (814) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33 cl bottle at the barking dog) Pours a cloudy apricot with medium, white head. Good retention, lace and regeneration. Aroma is freshly hopped with potent fruity and herbal notes. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and an intense, juniper-dominated finish. Flavour follows the nose initially and then the juniper afterbooster kicks in with a long, dry and bitter finish. Very well integrated and definitely something that opened my eyes to the use if juniper as a hop complementary.
hallinghansen (1686) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is pineapple, peach, berries, pine. Flavor is hops, fruit, notes of berries, pomelo, pine, grass. Bitter end. Delicious.
BeerBaboon (1373) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very hazy orange with white head. Aroma is hoppy, piny and fruity. Flavour is very bitter and has juniper.
tyler_durden (114) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle @ Il pretesto. It pours hazy orange with a good white head on top. Aroma is orange/fruity and baltic berries. Taste is bitter and sour due by berries and hops. Very good ipa with an interesting fruity sourness.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle shared by my friend Chris, who kindly brought it back from Denmark. Small off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, orange, some juniper, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some juniper, light catty. Medium body, some resin.
JorisPPattyn (7549) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium, bit fluffy yellow-cream head over totally hazy orange beer. Nose is mainly fruity-hoppy, meaning: aromas from fruity aromahops. Dry, citrus, white grapes. Bit yeasty as well. Very bitter, dry, on the verge of astringent; Fruity notes, just not-sweet; again maily citrus. Tad of solvent. Dry-out effect, medium bodied, quite slick, well-carbonated. More the character of an (ultra)dry IPA, than that of a fruitbeer. No tart acidity from the seabuckthorn, not game-piney notes from the juniper. But rather good!
VsXsV (1650) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange liquid with small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, berries, light caramel and bread. Taste is dry and high bitter with notes of tropical fruit, berries and some minerals. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but a bit too bitter. Not really balanced, even for an IPA.