oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (backlog). Hazy orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is resin, spruce, citrus, mild diacetylic notes as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is resiny, toffeeish, fruity citrusy and quite big on the bitter side of it. Still very pleasant flavour, though I’m not a big hophead.
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, mid sized head. Rich minty citric hop aroma. Mid sweet with near full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Nice and intense hop character with pear, mint and grapefruit. Crystal malt is there for support - adding some caramel flavour. Warming finish with severe but not assaulting bitterness. Tasty with big flavours.
argo0 (11643) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit/mango. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some tropical fruit, caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours copper with a creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma is floral over roasted caramel. Like a light barley wine (of which there are none). Full bodied. Flavor is brown sugar roast caramel with a heck of a lot of resin/floral/citrus hop. There is enough hop to burn mouth tissue. The body is huge, the hop is huge, the impact is huge. The beer of a lifetime. Finishes with light sweet caramel, but an overwhelming amount of hop. Balanced? Drown me in this. I can’t tell.
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Hazy golden color, offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy, dry bitter aroma with malty and even nutty notes. Hoppy, grassy flavornutty, fruity and with pine needles. Hoppy grassy finish. Extremely well balanced.
jcwattsrugger (11226) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Ginger Man-on tap-pours a rich retaining light tan head that laces and hazy gold color. Aroma is mild grapefruit/peach. Taste is sweet grapefruit-citrus/resin hops, (cascade+) slick/I2PA mouth feel [OK, found out later it is an I2PA], caramel, secondary husky medium malt, alcohol, some smoky. Mild/OK carbonation.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark copper, wispy off white head, drops of lace, sweet fruity aroma with citrus and tangerine, creamy body, lots of hop flavor, well balanced bitterness lingers long into the finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Lubiere (10457) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber ale with a thin creamy white head. A doughy hoppy aroma with notes of peaches. In mouth, a good malty IPA with resinous hops, menthol, sustained alcohol. Medium bodied. Not bad. On tap at Blind Tiger, NYC, May 30 2008.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - hazy orange beer with no foam left; fresh piney and earthy hoppiness with notes of apricots; very tasty, lively; full-bodied and with hugely bitter; very dry fruity hoppy finish - great stuff
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Pours a clear amber with orange highlights and a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention and then lots of lacing is left behind. Tropical, citrusy and resiny hops really shine in the aroma. There are some dank, funky hops here too – sweaty socks come to mind. Full-bodied and chewy with modest carbonation. The flavor is malty sweet, yet resiny and bitter at the same time. The bitterness definitely wins out overall. Finishes bitter with long-lasting staying power.