BeerViking (1989) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours hazy gold with a thin head, tropical fruit, a little pine and honey on the nose, firm bitterness with spicy and fruity hops, well balanced with honeyed malt and caramel, leading to a honey, grapefruit and pine finish.
mr_h (2313) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow (at Shawhill, 29 Dec 2013) - hazy golden, moderate bubbly off-white head, strong pine, grapefruit aroma, good film of lacing, grapefruit, citrus, prolonged green hop finish
rosenbergh (5936) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. 072M. BB 19/0?/14. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head.
Piney and floral hops, dryness, woody dryness and some fruity sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet fruitiness, piney and resiny hops, moderate bitterness, woody dryness and some alcohol warmth. Quite balanced and enjoyable.
laiti (4788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home, no BBE info
Aroma is hoppy with fruits, caramel, pine and some pineapples. Flavour is rather hoppy as promised. It has exotic fruits, some pine, grapefruit and caramel. Sticky and hoppy finish. Gets some distant gooseberry bush notes at the end of the glass in both aroma and flavour side. Good, and the drinkability is quite superb; finished my glass in about 15 minutes.
gunnfryd (9707) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, citrus. Bitter finish. OK beer.
Beer4000 (4255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden body with a big, foamy white head. Nice complex aroma of citric fruit, tropical fruit and pine with some malt. Flavor is sweet malt, fruity, pine and balanced bitter. Medium body and bitter aftertaste. Nice, straight forward balanced IPA.
Marduk (1925) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Medium size, thick off-white head, stays. Looks nice. Fruity, sweet, hops in aroma. Sweetish, hops, fruity, juicy taste. So fresh. Mild soil in aftertaste, but it’s not disturbing. Moderate bitterness.
thomat (1841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haket Pub. Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.
undercurrent25 (1292) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bristol Christmas Markets. Pours an amber colour, taste is extremely hoppy and dry, one of the best beers I’ve had
ciaranc (673) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from McHughs. Cloudy straw gold , huge frothy white head, a struggle to pour. Pineapple, citrus, resin, pine and zest in the aroma. Sweet pineapple dominates - love it! Flavour is sweet and fruity up front quickly followed by a tidal wave of grapefruit bitterness. Light bodied and quite fizzy, long, long bittersweet, more bitter. Nice, but I was there was a touch more sweet malt to balance things out.