Rasmus40 (18358) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light spicy and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. The hops are balanced by a nice dose of malt. 080510
mile (3874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, some fruitiness and faint hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel and fruitiness, some alcohol. Quite malty and sweetish IPA, alcohol in the finish dries up the sweetness. Too sweet (and too little hoppyness) for me. For those who like sweet DIPAs (may like this one).
Sigmund (6950) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.3%. Amber to brown colour, large off-white head. Fruity aroma, notes of marmalade, also malts and caramel. The flavour is malty and fairly sweet, some fruity hops, but not nearly as much as you expect in an American inspired IPA. Not unpleasant in any way, it’s just the "IPA" label that leaves you slightly disappointed. Hopheads should look to Midtfyns Double IPA in stead.
Palme (4329) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. Pours a semi cloudy amber body with a small bubbly off-white head. Strong and fruity aroma with notes of grassy hops, peach, pineapple and. Medium to full-bodied with low carbonation and has a thick, oily and creamy texture. Nice and hopy tastes. Kinda sweet with a really solid malt-base. Ends fruity with a slightly lingering piny aftertaste. Perhaps a bit to sweet for my liking, but a decent IPA from Midtfyns this.
tiong (6714) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
Pours dark orange with tiny head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is quite sweet and malty. Not very hoppy, but enjoyable. Goes great with grilled food
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep, nougat brown body with a bronze-orange hue. Medium, long-lasting light khaki head. Nose is pine, spruce, malts, hints of butterscotch and grass. Taste is mellow and balanced, with grassy hops, butterscotch, toffee and malts. Very malty this one, even for an East Coast-style IPA. Medium bitter finish, dominated by grass and hints of pine. Slightly oily palate. A nice IPA, although I prefer them more in the West Coast tradition with more assertive and fruity hops. Nevertheless, this is a pretty good beer.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
redbrown with typical IPA head.
Nose with some sweetness, maltiness ans hops.
A fullbodied beer with some length and a light bitterness - heavy. Sweetness with soft caramelland some hops.
an atypical IPA.
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone. Rated @ 30.6.2010.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with notes of dry hops, fruits and citrus. Sweet malty flavour with caramel and a suprisingly mild hops. Medium bodied with a medium bitter finish. Nice IPA but it lacks hops.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, pours hazy golden with a nice creamy head, aroma and taste is piney and malty, slightly weak finish, enjoyable and very light drinkable but nothing special.
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with an offwhite/yellowish head. Creamy aroma, milky, some hay and grass. Grassy flavor, hoppy and creamy with hay and milky notes.