Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Hazy golden colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with dried apricots, citrus, resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit and bread. Malty, fruity, hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, apricot marmalade, tropical fruit, bready malt, honey and a generous floral/resinous bitterness in a finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Possibly a touch too sweet, but the hop character is quite amazing. Fresh and very tasty. Lovely beer.
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle pour thanks to Papso. Pours a hazy gold to copper with a white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma is grassy and herbal. Reminds me a lot of Summer Fusion. Tastes sweet up front with a bitter finish. Pretty good.
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Aroma and flavor is HOPS. The taste is very bitter, grapefruit and pine. I love hops but this beer is far too monotonous bitter for my taste.
esp0r (2007) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget shared by Simonsen
Golden hazy, white head. Smells of citrus zests, resins, hints of pine. Moderate sweet, citrus, nice malts and wood. Heavy bitter, pine, resins and citrus zests. A very nice coop IPA
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Molen beershop. Slightly hazy orange colour, off-white head. Nose is floral, sweet mango, tropical fruits. Flavour is mango, floral hops, turkish delight. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. Thirst-quenching and well balanced. Finish is slightly bitter and sweet. Good stuff.
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, BB Nov 2014, batch 532, large sample. Clear golden color, big off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, resin, citrus, grapefruit, quite typical west coast. Some biscuity malts. Very very bitter taste, leaves an oily hopblanket behind. Pretty one-dimensional actually and a bit harsh, but quite good at what it is. So if you dont like big west coast IPA, this is not your kind of beer. If you love to be kicked out of your shoes by hops, this is exactly what you want.
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow gold color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Big bright hop nose with orange candy, tropical fruit, and some pine. This is a big hoppy beer with lots of grapefruit zest, more tropical fruit, pine and something minty. There is a hint of funk in the back, with some old lemon and soap. This is a very interesting take on a PNW IPA.
Simonsen (692) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra systembolaget. Oransje farget, medium karbonert, hvit skumtopp. Mye humle ak. Sitrus, grapefrukt,furunål, gress, urter, harpiks, gjær. En fornøyelig ipa
Borresteijn (4781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl Bottle from Plovmand, thanks Thomas! Hazy golden orange, off-white head. Aroma of soft floral hops, some caramel, light-sweet malts, hint of pine, sweet citrus, grapefruit, light soapy. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, quite floral, grapefruit, light soapy, crisp dry malts, juicy hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Really nice and well-balanced IPA imo.
Bosbouw (1301) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi oranjegeel bier. Ruikt hoppig en orange. Smaakt hoppig en beetje orange. Lange bittere nasmaak.