Svesse (5240) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 28 Sep 2007) Golden yellow colour with frothy white head. Fruity nose with notes of grassy, floral hops and apricots. Fruity taste with lots of grassy, floral hops leading to a rather dry finish with a nice grassy hop bitterness. Balanced and very nice.
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Golden color, offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy aroma, quite an english style IPA with a rather discreet bitterness. Hoppy, metallíc flavor, grassy and with toffee/caramel notes.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is APA here, but it is IPA? Golden color, small white head. Some lace. Fresh, grassy hoppy nose. Fizzy, nicely hoppy but same time sweet flavor ... Rounded mouthfeel, thanks for wheat?
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2007. Golden colour, mediumsized creamy head. Aroma is big amarillo and some other hoppy/fruity notes. Also has some grassy notes. Flavour is amarillo, some grass and a bit caramel and wood.
omhper (17558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear golden, small head. Sweet and softly malty. Medium bodied and fruity with lots of grapefruity hops. Gold balance between American hops and creamy malt. Long bitter finish.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml). From Waitrose. Bubbly gold pour, slightly oily-looking, average creamy-frothy beige head. Dry APA aroma - slightly sweeter malt than expected, a hint of citrus in with the fresh grain, very light amarillo presence (7-). The taste is nice and grainy, enough hop to keep it from seeming just another fresh golden, nice bit of acidity in the finish - just a hint of metal, though. Average, slightly slick body, fairly still, a hint of acidic bitterness in the aftertaste. Good, but certainly not great - subtle everything, rather than lack ...
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from ASDA. Straw coloured with a small white head. This beer really delivered on the hops front. Aroma packed full of floral notes, grass and grapefruit. Tastes of citrus with a bit of malt in the background and a dry finish. A very good, easy drinking beer.
beervis (235) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zesty! Less sharp and bitter, more tangy than the typically ’English’ IPA style, very tasty. Body light, golden and well carbonated with fast disappearing head. Very hoppy, refreshing, delicious dry hoppiness. Some light creamy malt flavours adding balance. Finish dry, fruity and very refreshing. Good stuff - thumbs up!
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 Bottled. Same lagerish golden pour as the Wild Hare, but a much more accomplished specimen. Refreshing creamy malt and crisply leafy green hop balance. Slightly butterscotchy on the nose. Crunchy hop fnish. Fresh and succulent. Hop salad. Listen to it. Not quite as sublime as I’m making out, but a relief after the last beer. Hoppier than the Hare, or a litter tray of 2 week old baby hares come to think about it (got one in my kitchen), but without being oppressively bitter and one-dimensional. A lesson in balance, but lacking greatness.
jonas (5060) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LCRBM2. Amber, blanket head. Nutty malt, piney hops, light minerals. Lightbodied, but good balance. I most of all got the sense of it being a english IPA - what happened to those Amarillo?