tandembrauer (1015) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared can at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours golden amber. Aroma of tropical fruits, caramel, some bread, earthy hops. Sweet with bitter and dry finish. Malt, bust some fruity notes. Bitter finish with a long lasting aftertaste.
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared can at Cardinal. Pours light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is dark fruity, oranges. Taste is moderate bitter, harsh, with a solid malty body, marmelade sweetness in the long aftertaste.
Holmen2 (2645) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared can at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Moderate aroma dried fruits and tropical fruits. Similarly fruity taste. Artificial aftertaste of fruit bonbon.
Lubiere (12401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thin light mocha head. In aroma,¯nice caramel malt with herbaceous floral hops, piney and green, musty and pleasant. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with piney floral hops, with light doughy notes, light grapefruit, nice. Can bought in Seoul in Nov 2014.
jmgreenuk (6969) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Brew (Asiatique), Bangkok. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is big fruity citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a grass nettle hop, light toothpaste bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied witn average carbonation. A big hopfest for sure, but it seems to hang together quite well.
PriorL (3056) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 1. Special THX to Christian.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, pine, florar, sweet.
TASTE: hoppy, pine, florar, sweet, oké
MadizTyyr (6) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The face on the can laughing at you tells the story very well - decent bitter hoppy IPA with a strong hazelnut aftertaste. Straightforward.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is a first for me - a canned IPA from Japan. It has a light amber body, a bit hazed, with a slender bubbly head. The aroma is light caramel along with some earthy/herbal/grassy scents. The flavor begins with an earthy bitterness that remains through the finish. The malt is there as soft caramel, and dry grassy and herbal tastes add to the flavor. Dry and bitter is the finish. Pretty decent.
hirigalzkar (2761) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking can @ Black Swan. Buttery, sweet, fruity and alcoholic. Not refreshing enough.
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and caramel. Creamy and hoppy taste with some candy and soap. Nice, a bit aged, but nice.