ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at EBF 2008. Hazy golden, medium white head. Earthy malt aroma with strong fruity and citric hoppy notes. Soft mouthfeel. Dry and very bitter.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is of grass, with a hoppy aroma and notes of peach. Flavor is hoppy with a nice bitter finish and of pines.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge offwhite lasting head. Amber body with small particles and light carbonation. (This beer’s travelled for almost two weeks in my suitcase, and may be a little the worse for wear. Need to rerate.) Tropical fruit and bread aroma with citric hoppy floral notes. Dry-sweet resiny floral taste with tropical fruit and citrus notes. Slightly harsh mouthfeel. Dry ashy chalky aftertaste with metallic notes. Good, but perhaps a bit thin and harsh. (0.5l bottle, Irma, Kastrup.)
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orangey golden, white lacing head. Smooth passion fruity nose, lots of grain and little yeastiness. Sharply bitter, simple grapefruity flavor, grainy malts. Simple, alright fruitiness, but this much grain is a bit off.
Pinball (11407) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hoppy aroma, sweet tones. but could be a little stronger.
unclear with very nice looking vanilla-white head.
flavor is good, but perhaps a bit too one-dimensional. well brewed ipa no doubt.
overall definetly one of the better IPA, but not one of the elite. it is sort of too "ordinary" to go beyond very good.
it is extremely amazing they could get this much taste out of a brew at only 5.5% best (with no competition) ipa at that percentage i have ever had.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thx for great tasting KimJohansen: unclear amber, tiny white head, notes of yeast, hops, grapefruit and some flower. bitter, in finish as well.
mjs (5324) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Hilpeä Hauki on 2008-04-17) Dark golden and cloudy. Small white head. Fruity hops in nose. Hops in taste and some caramell. Bitterness increases in aftertaste.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Flavor likewise with a bitter end.
tomer (2163) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5L bottle, shared with my brother who brought it from the source, thanks! Beautiful crystal clear orange colour at first pour though the end of the bottle was full of sediment, making the beer murky. Small fast diminishing head, aroma of mandarine, orange peel marmalade, white peach and some floweriness. Strong bitterness but not too powerfull, melding with some toastiness and caramel notes. Body is medium, aftertaste is long and pleasantly sweet and sour. Another excellent pale ale.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle at Helsinki Beer Festival 2008. Orange color with small head. Very fruity aroma with orange, pineapple and green apple. Tart fruity flavor with tropical fruits as well as some biscuity and grainy notes. Firm bitterness in the finish. Maybe not the freshest bottle, the hop aroma and flavor seems to be low and not so fresh.