Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, mackinlay’s Inn. Deep veiled copper with mysterious climbing head almost looking like a nitro muchroom. A pure darker meringue. Very rich nose displays, at its best, the Dugges malt traits that I dig immensely. Extreme fruitiness, not limited to hop aromas. The Duggest typical strawberry notes is all over, giving it a dessert feel, reddish berries abound atop of tropical notes, mostly litchee, lime, papaya.. melon.. A tartish vinous earthiness joins in to complexify this already bubble gummy, complex dessert baked in caramel sauce. Medium to thick body supports those flavors like a champion. Creamy and easy going palate. Oh yeah, did you know this was an IPA? Over the already pleasant foundations previously described, you need to add a flowery perfume emanating from this jolly snifter. Wonderful foresty hints, coniferous, sappy and most of all floral, earthy with pomegranate and blood oranges nuances. Soft support carbonation. A bloody good beer that. It reminds me of one of my favorite IPAs ever, that is the one that Stoudts used to bottle-condition in 765mL bottles. Perhaps even maltier that Dugges.. Atypical. A wonderful sipper, very close to a barley wine, but the hops are rocking in there.
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Rover.
Orangered with a little beige head, excellent lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, orange) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light/medium body, flat.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68, Stockholm. Ooohh yeah! That really fixed my hop-craving for a while. Thanx Dugge.
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark amber/ruby colour with almost no head, but still with some lacing. Hoppy nose with spruce needles, resin , grapefruit, fresh hops and, as stated in the commercial description, summer meadows. Fruity, hoppy taste with orange peel, grapefruit, flowers and prunes. Slightly sweet taste, the hops tend to dominate the nose more than the taste. Very nice and hoppy beer, leaning in the american IPA tradition.
ChristerG (1) - Vargön, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the Rover, Gothenburg, Fullflavoured, great body, smooth and a wellbalanced bitterness, thick and creamy head and beautiful reddy complexion
ekstedt (5992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Draught at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Amber clear color with medium but very thick, almost stout-like, head. Wonderful aroma full of floral and perfumy hops, backed up by a tropiclal fruit profile with peach and apricot. Very smooth mouthfeel. Flavour balances malt sweetness well with a massive yet not overwhelming hop bitterness.
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at The Rover, Göteborg)Orange/amber, nice creamy offwhite head. Hoppy, floral and citric aroma. Hoppy dry flavor, critus, hay, graasy and rather bitter. Dry long bitterness in the finisg. Great body on a very good american style IPA.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber coloured, with a thick off white head. Hoppy nose with some nutty hints. Grapefrui´t and citrus in flavour with some sweetness. Good bitterness. Some notes of pine.
thomat (2547) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Redish amber color with a thick off-white head. Fruity notes with a hint of flowers. Medium to full body with a bitter aftertaste.
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68, Stockholm. Deep amber with rich creamy head. Strong hop aroma of grapefruit and lychee. Sweet and dense with clean caramely malt character and loads of perfumy lychee-like hops. Lightly roasty with lingering bitter finish. Surprisingly balanced. Extremely American style with it’s massive hop content and clean mouhfeel. A 1.9xIPA?