330 ml can, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6.8%. Hazy yellow colour, moderate white head. Lovely and intense aroma of citrus fruits, also notes of spruce. Very refreshing flavour, citrus fruits and zest galore, not too sweet, not too dry. Moderate bitterness. Amazing that it is possible to brew a beer this citrussy, without adding any citrus.
A: The body is very hazy with a yellow coloration. The head, when pouring is 3 fingers thick but after a while, there's only a 1mm thick white head. No retention and no lacing.
S: There's a giant aroma of a beautiful mix of hops. There's Columbus, Citra and Mosaic, mostly this last one. It's very good.
T: The taste begins with a very pineapple-ly taste having a big chunk of sweetness to it. Very refreshing. In the end, the power of hops is all around the mouth with a green and bitter profile that's very good.
M: Body is medium high. Carbonation is basically perfect. Bitterness is high and on the spot. Alcohol is unnoticed. Very, very good.
O: First standalone O/O beer, it's great.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark murky pale orange color with a thin finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a good pace.
The aroma had a thick orange juice bitterness up front and then amply found it's way to the sweet side of that juiciness. Slight lemon/lime backbone with some grassy to hay-like features.
The flavor was fully bittersweet with a full juicy orange content to it. Nice mobile juicy orange to lemon sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice non-distracting carbonation about it. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was juicy, somewhat bittersweet.
Overall, damn, did I luck out or what? Jen, you kick ass, girl, if you read this! Hope you like the Heady for this, haha!
From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. After dinner. Lots of fresh and refreshing fruits here, with bitter-ending orange standing out. Light bodied. Nice but expected more given the hype. 3 months before bbf date. To repeat fresher.
Very pale, yellow straw, opaque, white head. Aroma is really hoppy with lots of tropical notes. Sweet mango, melon, white grapes. Taste follows, really hoppy and fruity, green hop notes, not too bitter though. Medium body, quite smooth but well carbonated. Really well made, tasty, NE style IPA.
Pours a hazy, bright yellow color, with just a subtle orange touch. Got a medium sized, stable and bubbly head.
Juice! This features the most exotic, ripe fruits, together with an additional layer of papaya jam and crisp lime zest. Summed up, the aromas remind of a tropical fruit cocktail, with a tremendous amount of pineapples, mango, orange and kiwi.
Has a sparkly mouthfeel to it and drinks way lighter than the fantastic nose indicated, due to less pronounced hops on the palate.
Tastes of bread and slightly mineralic water, from which a slowly developing hoppiness becomes detectable. At the same time as fruity lime pulp hits the tastebuds, a caramel malt flavor sets up a pleasant balance. Once adjusted, the flavors begin to benefit from each other, revealing subtle nuances of pomelo, tangerine, peach and a whiff of earth. Finishes surprisingly bitter, while the beers dryness maintains most of the fruits on the tongue till the end.
Starts too thin, gets a little too sweet and malty during mid palate, while finishing very well. The flavors take their time to merge, but once they chase the same goal, this becomes nice.
The colour is cool yellow with a tint of orange; the liquid is cloudy. The three finger head is white and compact; it sinks rather quickly leaving some fine lacing on the glass.
The smell is fresh, semi-sweet and very bitter-hoppy. Grape fruit juice, lemon peels, grape fruit peels, lime juice and lemon curd.
The taste is bitter at first, then sweet citric notes emerge: Grape fruit marmalade, bitter oranges and lots of lime peels and lime juice. Medium body. The aftertaste got even less bitterness, but growing clean sweetness, freshly squeezed grape fruit juice, orange candy and a hint of toffee. The very smooth finish got even more citric flavours.
The carbonation is medium strong, the many mid-sized bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is smooth and somewhat sticky.
A hoppy cloudy AIPA with low bitterness. As they tend to be nowadays. This is one of the better I have had in this sub-genre.