Archbeer.com

Archbeer.com is an independent informal site for beer enthusiasts, providing information on specific beer brands tested by guitarist Archaon of the Norwegian black metal band 1349.

Ratings

The beers reviewed are rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 6 based on the following parameters:

  • Color
  • Consistency/texture
  • Fragrance
  • Elements of taste and aftertaste
  1. Disgusting (rather drink water)
  2. Poor/boring (somewhat drinkable, but nothing more than that)
  3. Ok (meets expectations)
  4. Good (above average and high quality in terms of taste)
  5. Splendid (top notch; a joy to consume every drop)
  6. Out-of-body experience (absolutely supreme taste and presentation)

 

My goodness! Expectations are obviously rocket sky as the hype for this thing is pretty hot nowadays… I have myself been looking forward to try this one (shout out to Tomas Steinsland for the trade!) And as they say judging the book by its cover, makes me really really excited.

Murky but the distinct yellow color and with a nice white head when pouring, this is highly promising…

The nose is kinda tropical orientated with orange peel, peaches, mango/fruits of summer and lots of delicious citra hops. So how could one hold it any longer?

Very very smooth intro, sliding into hoppy sharp edge. The carbonization provides great freshness. The stingy bitterness sets in in less than two seconds, and slowly fades into a fruitpunch, still with a sharp edge to it. Not the best m, but amongst the top of the line still. Long lasting aftertaste into eternity.

A great IPA!

 

Photo: M. K. Burheim

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