tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bergen Ølfestival. Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet tropical hops with peaches and mango, as well as orange and citrusy notes. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is hoppy with peaches, apricots and orange peel, and a nice roasted malt backbone with toffee. Medium bitter finish.
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample Bergen Ølfestival 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
A bit hazy amber with a medium head. Easy to drink with hops, grapefruit, hay and some mango. Also with notes of malt. The finish was medium bitter.
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours slightly hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, orange and cat piss. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with a long orange and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Haand 2014
Orange hazy, white head. Smell of pine, spices, basil and herbs. Moderate sweet, quite clean, some herby elements. Moderate to medium bitter, pine and resins. Nice american pale ale
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This refined IPA offers peach skins and various tropical fruit atop silky honeyed malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the shiny pale amber.
-Hop character is more aromatic and flavorful than it is bitter.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-The resinous hop bitterness creates pleasing balance.
-This may not be as intense as most West Coast-style IPAs, but it is beautifully rendered and perhaps more drinkable than most. Which is what matters, right?
Growler from the brewery.
Frode (231) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught 20 cl. @ Smelteverket
Golden, off-white head. Citrus and pine. Light sweet, slightly fruity, good bitter.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well made easy drinking APA. good hop character on both aroma and taste, crisp on the way down, with a fair and inviting bitterness. Good craft from Voss.
IPAgutten79 (516) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haandfestivalen 2014. Gylden med medium høyde på skummet. Tropiske frukter, malt og humle i lukt og smak. God ettersmak, bitter.
larsga (6210) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014
First rating: Medium creamy offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body. Resiny tropical fruit aroma with wooden citric notes. Dry-sweet mango catty peach taste with resiny orangey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny mango and peach aftertaste with wooden gooseberry notes. Lovely, vivid and highly drinkable. (0.3l draft at Café Sara, Oslo.) 6,4,7,4,14=3.5
Second rating: Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body. Fruity resiny wooden aroma with mealy pine needle notes. Dryish resiny citric fruity taste with wooden pine needle notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish toffee oranges and resin aftertaste with pine needle and spic notes. Very nice and drinkable. Lovely balancing sweetness. (0.4l draft at Olympen, Oslo.) 6,4,7,3,14=3.4
Gorm (1189) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klar lys farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrusfrukter og humle. Smak av sitrusfrukter og humle. Melkebaren.