Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Two fingers of head. Clear, hazy dark straw colored body.
Smell is a strong pine without anything else in the mix.
Taste is a solid bitterness with a dry bite. Slight lemon and sweetness.
Soft texture, moderate carbonation and a medium body.
Solid IPA that you can’t go wrong with. rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of brown bread, grape-fruit juice and zest, pine and grass. A bit soapy.visionthing (5602) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2012
Appearance: A hazy deep golden straw colored beer. An off-white head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet toffee, grape-fruit squash, some resin and bitter orange peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a coarse texture. A medium body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Vey dry, very hoppy, an extreme west coast AIPA.
Note: Bottle 355 ml a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-12-08.
35,5cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours slightly hazy golden to orange with a white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, pine, pineapple, malt and hints of herbs. Medium sweet and quite fruity, medium body too. Pleasant bitterness in the finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste with citrus and tropical fruits. Nice and easy drinkable IPA. Very refreshing! kevinator (2867) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Good standard IPA. Piney, floral hops aroma dominates all others. Cloudy golden color that shows the particulates if you look close enough. Carbonated and dry feel on the palate. Strong hops bitterness that lingers. Not overly complex but hits the spot if you are in need of an IPA. larsga (7680) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Big offwhite head. Yellow body made hazy by lots of little
particles. Resiny mango aroma with citric notes. Dry resiny
citric mango taste with grainy pea notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish
mouthfeel, and it seems I can feel the particles. Dry resiny
herbal pineapple aftertaste with menthol notes. Not bad, but
suffering from a number of drawbacks. Might be old. (0.355l
bottle, wine monopoly, web order.)
Sigmund (8030) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
Shared 355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. No ABV mentioned on the label. Hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of American hops, notes of spruce, citrus and tropical fruits. The flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, with the same elements as the aroma, but is never too bitter. Just enough malts to make the beer feel tolerably balanced. Very likeable. gunnar (9923) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
Shared bottle at Sigmunds place. Pours light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of new cut grass,mint and pine. Taste is smooth, a lot less hops than promised by the aroma, but still a decent beer, herbal hops, crisp and fresh,lingering dry and bitter, nice one.
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
355 ml bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Pours a hazy pale orange body with a fingerthick dense off-white head. Fresh herbs, gooseberries, metallic and malty notes on the nose. Medium to full bodied. Bitter, brothy, leaving the tongue salty and dry. Heavily cabonated. Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a beautiful orange with nice white head...lots of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Taste the floral bitterness on the front end but finishes crisp. A "go to" IPA
----Hophaze out olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
Sample at ÖÖWF 2012. Smell of citrus, flowers and some black currant. Similar taste. Strong carbonation (too strong). Got nice after rolling around in the glass for a while.