Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma sweet, fruity, lots of hops, caramel and malt. Taste is bitter, fruity, malt with a nice bitter finish
Ktwse (1467) - SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with about two fingers of thick white head. Aroma is distinctly fruity (mango, apricot) yet has plenty of caramel malt and toffee as well. Very sweet, with just a subtle hint of citrus. Taste is less sweet, there is some initially, when you can pick out the caramel malt, but also a light bitterness that grows over time. Finish is purely bitter and hoppy. Body is fairly light and oily with low carbonation. I quite liked it.
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is malt, fruit, and hops. Flavour is malt, fruit, and hops – with a slightly bitter finish.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is grassy noble hops, pale malts, hints of melon and caramel. A bit faint. Taste is smooth grass and resinous hop tones and hints of herbs. Very neutral, but somehow still flavorful. Full body, soft carbonation. A strange beer, and I guess in many ways suited for its thematic profile.
brnandersen (1668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 50 cl bottle. Nice, cloudy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma with grapefruit, pines, a spicy note and sweet fruits. The taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture. Finishes bitter with floral hops, spices and some fruit. Well made APA.
VsXsV (1895) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off - white head. Aroma of citrus, lemongrass, tangerine, light caramel, marmalade and tropical fruit. Nice. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of tropical fruit, grain and tangerine. Medium bodied with a bit low carbonation. Quite allright.
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
Big, lasting beige head. Very clowdy orange color.
A small but fine hop aroma that I think goes more towards herban then floral in its charater. Hop domitate the tate and some chrystal malts balasing and a fine litle sparkle. I agree with their statment that it isn’t American nor English IPA or pale ale, just a nice hoppy alt that probably will go fine with hearty food.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk. Copper colored pour. Fruit forward notes of graprefruit & peach. decent bitterness, far from a hop bomb but balanced with floral & fruity hops & caramel malt backbone.
dnoaksson (652) - , SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Med tanke på att Schopenhauer var tysk kan man utgå från att var en öltörstig sälle. Vem vet, kanske var det i botten av sina stop som han hittade näring till sina filosofiska tankefoster. Om så är fallet, botten upp dryckesbroder! Om så inte är fallet, botten upp ändå - för man måste vända saker upp-och-ned för att göra nya upptäckter, om det så är ett ölglas eller ett paradigm.
CarlJonas (203) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark amber liquid with a big white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of British marmalade with hints of toffee, could be stronger. The taste is quite bitter-sweet reminding me once again of British marmalade. Medium carbonation with lots of tiny bubbles and medium mouth feel. Pretty long bitter after-taste. I can see why the brewery prefers not to call it an APA since it’s definitely more of a hybrid between English and American brewing traditions.