Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of fine white head. Great retention and lots of thin lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, piney, and resinous, hint of malt. Flavor is hoppy, bitter, resinous, citrus/pine up front fading into mildly bitter, malty, nutty finish. Moderate carbonation, medium body, crisp texture. A good, drinkable IPA. alkoholocaust (622) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ home Cloudy, orangecoloured. Very large, long lasting white head. Aroma: Grapefruit, caramel, hoppy and exotic fruits. Taste: Citrus, toffee and herbal notes. Full body, sweet and sticky. Low carb. Great beer! Arve_Christian (5225) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
On bottle from Vinomonopolet Storo.
Goldenncolor, good foam.
Good hoppy aromas( pine), some fruitiness, also caramel in finish.
Medium body & complexity.
Solid bitterness, good balance
Enjoyable RaviSens (3) - Leirsund, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
Ikke veldig sterk lukt. Fin rund munnfølelse og lys gylde farge. Meget bitter i ettersmaken. iumentum (8) - Blaker, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
Nice easy drinkable IPA. Perfect bitterness. Pours hazy. Good balanced beer.
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bookman10 (1300) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a fairly hazy golden yellow with nice-sized head. Aroma is dominated by floral and fruity scents. Flavor Is a very nice, clean, hop bite with fruit accents and smooth underlying maltiness. Very smooth, clean mouthfeel with sharp, bitter finish. Very nice example of the style. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. On the lighter side of golden for the style with a medium white head. Nose is very juicy, some pineapple. The flavor bites initially with bitterness, then finishes up with mild sweetness, leaving more bitterness in the aftertaste, and leaving me wanting another sip. A nice, simplistic take on a hoppy American IPA. esp0r (2934) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from a random Vinmonopolet enjoyed at homen0mel (251) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Copper hazy, big beige head. Smells of citrus, tropical fruits, candy and citrus zests. Taste is moderate sweet, i find mandarine and some other fruits with nice malts. Medium bitter finish, some resins and zests. Quite fruity mandarin IPA this. Quite enjoyable but a bit weak
31.12.12. Bottle. White foam, lacing all the way. Clear, golden color. Peachy hops, a bit sweet, average strength. Tastes bitter and a bit fruity. Low carbonation. Aftertaste bitter and a bit dry. Refreshing IPA; pleasant. tfredvik (2074) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
Pours a hazy golden body with lots of small yeast particles suspended in the liquid. Looks a bit dirty, but the amazing head saves the looks: it’s large, creamy, slightly off-white and very long-lived and leaves lots of foam on the glass. This is one of those beers that produces a new .5 cm of foam for every sip you take until the glass is empty (I guess the Sam Adams glass is partially responsible for this feat, but still). The aroma is quite intense and very pleasant. It’s of course heavy hoppy, with lots of grapefruit and ripe tropical fruits like mango, melon and peach. It’s also very sweet with distinct caramel notes. Lovely! The taste is light sweet and the finish is heavy to moderate bitter, i.e. not among the most bitter IPAs out there. The flavours are not as strong as the aromas, but there are still quite much fruity grapefruit notes in front. However, floral notes, grassy hops and resin are just as dominating. Nice flavours, although I was ever so slightly disappointed, given the wonderful and strong sweet fruity aroma. The mouthfeel is pleasant and makes the beer highly drinkable. Medium body, a bit dry texture and moderate carbonation. A tamed specimen of the IPA species, without being dull or bland.
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]