ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Go Yo-Ho! all the way from Nagano to San Diego and better than some of the locally brewed IPAs!
obguthr (4597) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Apple and orange nose. Opaque amber, full of white chunks, medium head. Yeasty orange and light malt flavor. Decent
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boks 0,35l. Spandert av larsga & Naito-san da de besøkte oss 11 Jun 12. Delt med Rune under ratesammenkomst hos ham 21 Jun. Gyldenbrun med et høyt luftig skum som klamrer seg til glasset. En forsiktig fruktig aroma. Myk munnfølelse. Sammensatt smak: Appelsin, ananas, mandler. Blir bitrere etter hvert. Tørr avslutning.
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared by STLWill- thanks again, Will! Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops, straw, sugar, soap, and sweet and pale malts. Flavor hits all the same notes. Starts sweet, malty, and grainy, becoming more bitter. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Interesting IPA but not really my thing.
Rune (9355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
350ml can, many thanks to Naito-san and larsga. Next to clear amber body. Frothy white head, solid lacing. Moderate aroma of dried fruits. Spiced hoppy flavour, notes of plums as well. Dry, hopped ending. Hints of alcohol. Gives a rather repressed impression, a bit heavy to drink, otherwise quite alright. Shared with Finn at a tasting session in Tromsø, 21.06.2012).
JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At FWIBF, Nice golden pour with a white head. I had never had this brewery’s beer before the festival and I definitely want more. All were enjoyable. This was a nice and spicy hopped IPA and damn good.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours hazy yellow with two fingers head. Smell is bland, faint citrus. Taste is chalky, a light grapefruit, really sweet, malty, a bit bitter on the finish. Pretty bland.
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frankly, I picked this up mainly because of the weird-ass can. Look at it. LOOK AT IT! But it turned out to be a fairly competent IPA. Smells biscuity and hoppy, tasted biscuity and hoppy. I get note of resin and grass, as well.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big offwhite head. Clear deep golden body. Deep tropical fruit and citrus aroma with oily grassy notes. Dry-sweet tropical fruit and resin taste with citrus notes. Fullish body. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Very clean flavour. Dryish dusty tropical fruit aftertaste with resiny grassy spicy notes. Spicy bitter flavour lingers. Very nice. Bold, yet highly drinkable. (0.35l can from Naito-san.)
JorisPPattyn (8439) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good yellowish head over coppery-golden beer. Lightly spicy hops and other grains aroma. Bitterish, but also a strange, flour-like flavour and sesame seed - the last probably the "other grain" aroma from the nsoe. Real bitter is suddenly there in the finish, with more complexity, only to stop abruptly. Dry, well-carbonated, medium bodied. Interesting beer, seems one moment underhopped, only to return with a vengeance.