Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of bierkoning. Bottle 868 from 1344. Enormous mountainous head. I like the nose- Cascade is rather present but there is a spring onion-component sneaking in unfortunately which I don’t really like. Fantastic head retention- impressive appearance; interesting. Nicely drinkable. I didn’t really like this IPA. Thanks a lot bierkoning! OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2010
Sigmund (7831) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2010
Sample from a 0.75L corked [email protected]
åndverkerstuene, Oslo. Stable, yellow-shaded blond head. Body is slightly hazed, orangey-golden. Invinting hop aroma; Oranges & grapefruit, apricot, peaces, a floral note, and a light piny/resinous scent. Soft, light sweet malt body. Fruity, floral and resinous hops blend well in. Light-bodied, without being thin. Clean on the palate. Dry, hoppy ending. Very refreshing, very moreish.
750 ml corked and wired bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.2%. Batch brewed 28.11.09, bottle No. 483 of a total of 570. Bottle conditioned. Hazy deep golden to orange colour, big to moderate white head with an orangey hue. Very pleasant aroma of fruity American hops, hints of resin too. The flavour has loads of resinous and fruity hop notes, on a background of malty and fruity sweetness, ending in a moderate but distinct hoppy bitterness. Good stuff. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 2010-04-01, 8-4-7-5-15=39Svesse (8742) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2010
Hazy light amber color. The aroma is hoppy, quite grassy, fruity (grapefruit, passion fruit...). The body is not strong, the flavor has caramel and toffee, dry and creamy, with strong bitterness, very fruity and quite resiny. Very good, modern, IPA.
2010-01-30, cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 6-5-7-4-13=35
Cloudy amber color, small creamy head, beautiful lacing. The aroma is mild, cheesy stinky, with light hops. The mouthfeel is soft, the carbonation attenuated, the flavor is a bit earthy and dusty, with light malt, some more caramel and toffee, residual sugars, and strong hopping, partially fruity and resiny. More chaotic than the Mikkeller Cream Ale I just had, but equally pleasant.
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm) Amber colour with huge, lasting, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit and dried apricots. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of orange peel, dried apricots, grapefruit and piney hops in a fairly bitter finish. More than medium body, rather dry but with some malt sweetness. Tasty and well balanced, although it’s dominated by citrussy, bitter hops. Very nice.
Skinnyviking (9674) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Cask. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Hazzy dark yellow body. Fruity aroma and flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry and bitter aftertaste. Simple but good. andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
Hazy orange with a small white head. Fresh peachy aroma, sweet and fruity with light caramell in the background. Nice peachy flavour with some grassy hops, very light caramell and a nice berry/wine fruityness. Ends fairly dry and rather bitter, grassy, peachy, nice. capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 19, 2010
sentori floreali delicati un buon equilibrio.al gusto abbastanza corposa con sentori mediamente luppolati e frutta agrumata. finale erbaceo. TaxiDriver (1779) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle. The aroma is fruity, some grapefruit, light sour. The head is large, creamy and off-white with a long duration. The body is orange and a little bit cloudy. A dry bitter taste which gets quickly medical, a long duration. The body is very creamy, light to medium with a lively carbonation. asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grant Tasting]
Spicy celery aroma with coriander, candy, and nice caramel malt. Ugly hazy beige appearance. Sweet herbal and bitter flavour. Low carbonation, medium body, moderately bitter finish.