JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Draught at Ølbaren. I’ve had this one bottled quite a few times, but it works even better fresh from tap. I know now. Reddish with a massively off-white head, it has loads of ressiney and exotic hops in the nose plus some malty, caremel notes. Taste is bitter-sweet, quite fruity, and lasting. Oily, softly carbonated. tfredvik (1948) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Being a newcomer in the beer rating business I often tend to give the highest score to beers that are very hoppy, malty, intense and strong, since I haven’t quite developed the heightened sense of smell and taste that many other raters seem to have. I prefer the vulgar, noisy beer that jumps up in my face and screams "ME SO HOPPY, BIG BOY!" over the elegant, quiet and mysterious one. But now I think I’m starting to get it. After the first sip of Green Gold I thought that this is an ordinary, boring IPA with too little bitterness, but after a while it occurred to me that this is an elegant, quiet, extraordinary well crafted and perfectly balanced IPA. The aroma is dominated by the hops but there are also darker sweet notes. I’m not sure if it’s mainly dark fruits or if it’s caramel, but there sure is lots of sweetness in there. The most obvious aromas are the usual grapefruit, resin and peach, and I think I get some faint raspberry as well. The taste is medium sweet and medium plus bitter, and again, it’s perfectly balanced. The bitterness is mellow and gentle without being toothless. The flavours follow the aromas, with ripe fruits being even more obvious. The body is hazy, medium amber with a huge, creamy, off-white head that never disappears. When I empty the glass there is still lots of foam left in the bottom of the glass (and I drank this masterpiece slowly), in addition to the huge patches clinging to the walls. On top of that the mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant, making this a wonderful beer!
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
330ml bottle, cloudy amber hue, with a pillowy white head, mild piney, leafy, minty floral hop nose with a zesty lime, lemon, grapefruit peel note, and some light toasted, caramel malt accents, within a faint peachy, orangeish aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very nice yeasty, piney, leafy, cedary flowery hop bittering character, with some zesty, lemon, grapefruit, lime rind flavours upfront, and a minty leafiness undertone, leading towards a yeasty, zesty lime, lemon peel, strong leafy, grassy, minty hop bitterness finish. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a golden - amber colour with a thick beige head. Beautiful fresh cut hop aroma, quite citrusy with a little caramel. Nicely bitter with green hop flavours again, pine, alcohol and a nice bitter finish. A chewy mouth-feel and heavy carbonation. Tasty! pezman (20) - - JAN 1, 2012
Not a whole lot of aroma, narrow serving glass however, smells like a garden, other florals, some pine. Thick, syrupy mouth coat, fantastically different. Overall well balanced, with fantastic smoothness.
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FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at Dan’s. Pours an amber with a white film. Nose is hops, taste is hops. Citrus, resin too. Quite nice. It’s an ipa. Solid but not outstanding. dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 Bottle at home. Dark golden amber, thick bubbly head. Nose is big bag of hops - tropical fruits, citrus. Sweet front, big bitter resinous hop finish. Massive, nice IPA. tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2011
On draught at Beer Temple Amsterdam. Pours a dense dark gold aroma with white head and big hoppy aroma. Medium body, hoppy flavor and bitterness over slightly sweet pale malts. Nice hoppy pale ale.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Dark amber with a big old white goved of good length. Aroma of citrus, caramel and malt, and notes in the direction of dark fruit. The taste is dry and moderately bitter notes of malt and dark fruit. Moderately bitter finish PotjeBier (3351) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
From notes: Tap @ Beer Temple. Copper color, almost red. White, rocky head. Strong aroma’s of citrus & resin. Flavor is bitter, a bit acidic. MEdium body. Bitter throughout.