TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Gleipner is a black and nice frothy IPA, which smells of fresh citrus. Light roasted malt, dark chocolate, a little ripe berries and coffee notes spoil the tongue in a gentle manner, while its strong hops form a lengthy and tasteful richness. It surprises me that it has a little more than 9% alcohol, I had not looked at the label after before I opened the bottle. Percentages are well hidden away among its massive hops shades, but does certainly not inferior. Delicious, rich and constantly filled with small surprises in hops composition. Semi-dry aftertaste and a truly magnificent IPA. rouhlas (3984) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
From bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma, chocolate, licorice, pine, grapefruit. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. ansalon (4219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
Pours black with a large foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, peach, grapefruit and resin. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, peach, resin, grapefruit and some nuttynotes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. nilsas (4719) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Nydelig duft av friske frukter og mørk sjokolade. Dyp sort farge. Dekkende brunt skum. Fin frisk smak av frukter med en herlig ettersmak av mørk sjokolade. borre_m (1733) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 Pours almost black with tan head. Aroma has chocolate. Taste is hopped with coffee, nicely balanced.
Splitenz (388) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
My favorite black IPA, no contest. Midtfyn is one of my absolute favorite breweries, and some of their beers, including this, in my top 20. This beer gives you such hoppy pleasures it just has to be experienced. I love the use of norse mythology. Gleipner was the rope or chain that held the wolf Fenris. The god of war, Tyr, lost his arm putting the chain around the still young Fenris neck. The chain was made from impossible things. I think the brewer must have had access to some of those impossible things, but is it the roots of mountains or the loud sound of kittens that helped this beer become and instant classic? Or was it a more mundane use of the right hops? You decide.