gunnar (6590) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal.Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of grassy and fruity hops. Taste is moderate bitter, nice crisp and fresh, moderate dry bitter fruity aftertaste. Good one
Holmen1 (3623) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff feb-13: deilig aroma med karamellsødme og citrus. Har de brukt crystal malt? Ihvertfall er munnfylden fin. Frisk og smaksrik, og farlig lett å drikke til å være 7.0%. Denne må jeg prøve en hel flaske av. Og det fikk jeg gjort, takk til Gml. Strand Øllager: slik skal det smake på en benk ved kanalen i strålende sommervær. Livet er dejligt.
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice amber pour with a white head. Good floral and citrus peel hops, particularly orange peel. A bit of grass, some sweet bread, and a nice pine note. The flavor has a lot of pine and floral hop notes. Nice bitterness, mild bread sweetness, and a dry finish. Orange peel, a hint of grass, and a lightly herbal quality.
HenrikSoegaard (11638) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Herbal. Moderate bitter harsh flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
abemorsten (3263) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l shared bottle at Cardinal. Hazy orange body with a thin white film. Raisin, dried apricots, hoppy pollen on the nose. Aromatic, light salty and bitter hop juice in the mouth and a hint of overripe cream. Full bodied with a little alco warmth. Smooth to drink.
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Orange to amber colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of caramel, orange marmalade and fruity hops. Nice hoppy flavour throughout, but not extreme bitterness for an American IPA. Bitter enough for me, though. Sufficient malts, but not very sweet. Very drinkable.
cheap (4617) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
What can be said? It’s an on style IPA. Mild aroma of ipa hops. Look is burnt orange. Taste is bitter medicine. Good sizzle for an IPA. Seems to lack the viscosity of many thicker ipa. Overall it’s pretty much on style. Not my favorite style.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of bread. some floral notes and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some mint, berries and floral notes. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12oz. An unclear, dark orange beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is grassy and fruity, a bit weak. Malty sweetness blends in, lightly biscuity. The flavor has a nice bitterness, with flavors of apples and pears, maybe some plums, and citrus peel and green pine cones. Malty sweetness as a backdrop. It’s full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Bitter and fruity finish, quite balanced. A pleasant one indeed, although a bit sweet, and the aroma is quite dull. 130222