Rune (12827) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2014
500ml bottle, batch 005, IBU 57, 5.2 % abv, at Kolonihagen Grünerløkka. Lasting pearl white head to an amber coloured body, slightly hazy. Good amount of lacework to the glass. Pleasant aroma of floral hops with mid-sweet citrus fruits. Succulent taste of fruity hops, lemon, mango and orange, balanced by mild malty sweetness and followed by smooth citrus shells to a long-lived closure. Medium bodied. A delicious, well-crafted IPA. Promising, indeed (Oslo 21.06.2014). KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at the brewpub, batch 005. Slightly hazy brass. Well balanced, delicate. Fruit - mango, oragnes, a little grapefruit. Malt/caramel, bisquits. visionthing (5363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
50cl bottle at Kolonihagen, Grünerløkka. Pours almost clear amber with an off-white head. Looks great and smells great. Fruity aroma with lots of tropical fruits, peaches, mango and notes of citrus. Surprisingly well balanced. Moderate sweet with a noticeable and perfectly balanced bitterness. Wow! Excellent IPA in my book. That is certainly a promising debut! Cunningham (7990) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
A really nice and inviting clear deep golden color with a fine white head that gives a fine lacing. Pleasant grapefruit and mild tropical fruity aroma. A good body with a fine fresh bitterness. Balanced sweetness. Perfect grapefruit hoppy flavor as I like em with a fine tropical fruity back. Lots of nice adjectives on this one. Really impressed with their first ale. Very fresh and balanced. Absolutely recommendable and moreish. I am coming back!
[Bottle (No 005) at Kolonihagen Grünerløkka in Oslo, Norway]