visionthing (5006) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Almost clear golden with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma with citrus and tropical fruits. Quite malty and somewhat sweet with a medium dry and bitter finish. Refreshing, but not my favourite Hipster Ale. (2012-08-02)
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Lincoln WIne Bar. Pale orange, white head. A nice sour quality to it, but it seems a bit thin for what this beer is.
chrisv10 (16151) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Slightly hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices, hops and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, spicy, hops, little sweet, little bitter, little earthy and a little harsh.
tfredvik (1849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the glass it looks quite clear, apart from some medium sized chunks that are suspended in the light golden body. The head is rather large, creamy, long-lived and it laces the glass excellently. The aroma isn’t very strong, and at first I didn’t find it that pleasant, there were some pale malt notes and some vague cereal-like stuff that wasn’t really that inviting. But soon enough it opens up, and I realise that in addition to the malty elements there are plenty of hops: the aroma is actually far more hoppy than malty. sweet fruity with peach and faint kiwi and citrus, dust and some pleasant caramel. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate plus bitter. The flavours are a nice mix of initial caramel sweetness that soon is replaced by stinging grapefruit. Pleasant mouthfeel, the rather light body fits the crisp flavours. Smooth texture and soft to moderate carbonation. A simple and nice beer.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Holmen1 (5327) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske hos Ole Anders des-12: aroma av kattepiss, så heldigvis smaker det mye bedre enn det lukter. Frisk bitterhet og godt balansert. Minner om mange andre am. pale ale, men hva gjør vel det når den er så lettdrikkelig?
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Rene’s house, picked up at Fano. Somewhat hazy, golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Grapefruit, mild bubble gum, lemon, lightly toasty malty, somewhat herbal aroma. Fairly bitter, herbal/floral hoppy, mild citrusy, woody flavor. Ok.
Rune (11731) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at Olympen. Rocky white head, good lacing. Unclear golden body. Floral and grassy to the nose. Blended flavour of fresh tropical fruits and mid-sweet malts. Protracted dry, bittersweet finale. Refreshing (Oslo, 15.09.2012).