jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
500ml bottleIt is fairly dry, which allows the hops to dominate. There is bitterness up front, some balanced malts in the middle and complex fruity and resiny hop aromas which simply has no end. Cunningham (7990) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2012
My Nøgne Ø #40 :-) Strange that I have to go abroad to find the best Nøgne Ø gems. This one was waiting for me in Sweden.minihame2 (642) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Dark brown colour with a tan head. Agressive rich complex aroma. Fruity, hoppy and malty. Not as bitter as I would expect at 100 IBU. More to the ususal DIPA/IPA sweet fruity side. Lots of malt inthis one also. And grape. Oily texture. Not for the fainthearted this one.
[Bottle (Batch 402) at Bishops Arms in Malmö, Sweden]
Murky, dark brown colour and a nice, foamy tan head. Strong aroma with hops and hint of chocolate. Body is light and it feels very slick. The taste is pretty strong. There’s a notable taste of alcohol mixed with some coffee and chocolate. This beer feels a lot more like an imperial stout than an IPA. I haven’t had that many double IPAs so far but this one feels very different from the others. Interesting beer, nonetheless. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Courtesy of jrob21. Has a good sweet malt and some wooded pine aroma. Well this has to be the worse looking appearance dirty muddy water with off white head. So intriging had to give high score. Chewy citrus orange flavor with some dry resin bittering. good refreashnebt on the palate thx Johnathan Vignale (3833) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2011
Provad på ölföreningen 2009 i ölstilstestet. Intensivt kryddig citrusaktig doft av US-humle. Ren, tuff, besk, fruktig och en aning syrlig smak med tydlig US-humle. Ordentligt besk, men jag hade nog trott att 100 IBU skulle kännas mer. Bra relativt torr och stram DIPA.
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
0.5l bottle #402 @ The Bishops Arms (Vasagatan), Stockholm. Pours a dark hazy copper body with a big bubbly and lacing just off-white head. The aroma is malty and quite sweet. You can really sense that this one has been stored for a few years! Some nice caramel and cortex leaking through here as well and hints of honey and a subtle alcohol touch. Lovely. It has a average to lively carbonation level and a really nice slick and oily mouthfeel. Flavors are dimmed down quite a lot, and considering this has been stored for 3 years it’s quite understandable. Still, it has a nice caramelish and malty touch blended with some oldish hops. Actually some licorice hints in the finish on this one. Quite nice stuff, and I’m really glad I got to taste this before it got completely extinguished. KyotoLefty (10268) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2011
500 ml bottle. Big, fruity barley wine nose, with caramel, dried fruits (plum, fig), big and juicy. Cloudy, muddy, dark amber brown. Dry, hoppy flavor with wood, big bitterness, dry dark chocolate, pine, plum, umeboshi. Nicely dry. Good stuff. More like a barley wine.
mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Amber, hazy,average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness, grapefruit hoppyness and caramel. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, piney and grapefruit hoppyness, some caramel and fruitiness. Finish is average to full, malty and sweetish, fruity with grapefruit hoppyness, some caramel and fruitiness with some toffee. Sweet DIPA, too fruity and caramel sweetish for me.
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
500 mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours murky dark orange / amber / brown with a medium beige head. Aroma screams tropical fruits, with mango, apricot, peaches and tangerine all prevalent, along with citrus hops, grapefruit and sufficiently backed caramel malts. Flavour is quite complex for an IPA, with mango, apricot, peaches and pungent grapefruit, and heaps of citrus hops, backed by a barrage of caramel malt. Finishes on a slightly bitter, grapefruity note. Most excellent. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
500ml split with mcberko. Pours an interesting hazy or murky brown/orange. Looks untreated. Thick ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma of candied sugar, caramel malts, lots of tropical fruits. Flavour is of sweet tropical fruits and caramel and soft to begin with, then the bitterness slowly crescendos to a beautiful finish. Flavour isn’t as hoppy as I expected. Nicely balanced, complex layers, Keeps you interested. Gorgeous.