ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop, Copenhagen. Really looking forward to this legendary IPA, which hasnít been available in Norway yet. However, my previous experiences with American IPAs imported to Europe has been less than impressive, probably due to transportation and storage issues. So this is exciting. :-) Pours a hazy deep orange body with a medium off-white head. Nose is pine, herbs, blood oranges, citrus zest, rose water and hints of bready malts, grapefruit and light syrup. Taste is pine, citrus peel, grapefruit, herbs and hints of caramel, floral notes and resin. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. My verdict: lovely aroma, but the taste, however balanced, is not as amazing as Iíd hoped for. Still, a super-solid and well brewed classic-tasting American IPA.
SinH4 (2407) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is grapefruit, piney, mango and toasted malts. Taste is quite grapefruity and more mango, quite piney, and a nice residual sweetness. Bitter finish with a toasty malt body. An extremely well-balanced IPA. Medium to high carbonation. Good!
likeatrainwreck (418) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious IPA. Really well balanced, incredibly drinkable. Perfect restraint in the bitterness... no hop bomb here, just a really good beer.
Rask0lnikov (610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale amber colour. Orange, pineapple, tangerines, lemon, hints of berries in the aroma. Refreshing and juicy. Oranges and tangerines all the way in the taste. Hints of other fruits. Bitterness in the end. Nice, silky palate. Juicy, rather light bodied, medium carbonated, really drinkable beer.
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of Mr. Orla. Hazy ornage with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 240516
Linnet (1625) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit, caramel, citric, pineapple, ABV well integrated.
Slightly hazy amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
Big resinous bite, mid-sweet, lots of grapefruit and light pineapple in the taste.
Medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish.
Longed to try this for years.
King_Alex_II (1140) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel orange clear color with foam ring. Very fresh grassy and forestry nose. Creamy smooth mouth feeling and nice balanced hoppy bitterness. No tartness and a smooth silky finish and light bitter aftertaste.
ronaldtheriot (1745) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bellís Two Hearted Ale has a thin-to-medium white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, with some stringy lacing left behind. The aroma is of apricot-like hop oils and sweet, white bread. Taste is of those elements, with pronounced, but in now way harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Bellís Two Hearted Ale finishes dry and highly drinkable. RJT
VamboladeTolly (1400) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Gambrinus, Tartu. Pours golden/orange with small white head, doesnt stay. Aroma: citrus, grass, weak pine and resin, caramel, tropical fruits, actually theres a freshly catched and cut fish(like in a bottle), Taste: medium bitter with some sweetness, hay, mango, trpical fruits, grass, weak resin. Easy to drink. Well balanced, maybe too well. Medium body. Smooth bitter finish.Just a good IPA.
visionthing (4668) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
35,5cl bottle at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours almost completely clear amber with a small, off-white head. First impression is that itís incredibly balanced and fairly smooth. Solid hoppy aroma with fruity and floral notes, light citrus, pale malt and hints of caramel. Medium to moderate sweet with complex and balanced hoppy flavours and a fine bitterness. Tasty, smooth and dangerously drinkable.