Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, best by November 2011. The pour yields a dark, clear, coppery-amber body with a small, fleeting head of dark beige foam. The head fades quickly to a thin ring with a feathered center film, showing a dense wash on the glass that slowly retreats completely. Aromas are very barleywine-esque at this point, showing malty notes of caramelized sugars, baking bread dough, and stewed fruits that completely balance out the orange rind and mildly piny hops. There is a bit (OK, alot) of noticeable alcohol on the nose, which is slightly troubling. The flavor, however, doesn’t show any ill effects from the alcohol. All you get is a fairly complex, well rounded, fruity-caramel malt body with a nice citrusy hop pop. The body is smooth up front, sporting just enough of a fine carbonation, transitioning towards chewy and then lightly sticky on the finish. Overall, it’s a very solid brew. I’d definitely try it again.
Edmoe (236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-orange with decent off-white head and good lacing. Very nice floral hop aroma with hint of grapefruit. Flavor is not quite as hoppy as the aroma would indicate. Also, a tad more sweet than expected. Still, a very good and pleasing IPA. Good mouthfeel. Clean finish. Overall, a very pleasant beer.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/brown, creamy light beige head. Hoppy aroma with several fruits and malt. Refreshing taste of fruits, the centennial really shows here. Somewhat abrupt finish but still a good ipa
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dugges bollox ipa. 500ml bottle once again shared by timo... Pours a
smewhat hazy lighter copper hue with a frothy white head... Aroma is
grassy with a touch of pine and spruce. Milder degree of malt in the
background... Flavors are much of the same with a bit more of a malt
presence while the hops play an equal role and offering a grassy
bitter note. Medium bodied.
Enjoyed the oppigards a touch more.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Orange body. Caramel and some sugar sweetness in the taste. Very malty. For a beer from Sweden, tastes very fresh. Some bitter alcohol finish. Nice.
Koelschtrinker (9543) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Extrem starke Schaumentwicklung. Malziger Antrunk, der vom Hopfen nur wenig geleitet wird. Etwas muffig wirkend, das Bier wird erst spät richtig hopfig. Eine Ausbreitung der Aromen wird außerdem durch das CO2 erschwert. Etwas sääuerlich-hopfiger Abgang imt deutlichem Malzeinschlag. Nicht sehr IPA-mäßig.
Test vom 3.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,7,7,7,10,7 - 7,65
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Olympen. Cloudy amber, medium head. Fruity hop aroma. Good fruity hop flavours, hints of pears and apples. Good bitterness. A good hoppy English-style IPA.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super hazy mystical murky orange color with a light white head. Great hoppy aroma, very round and mellow with orange and dried fruit. Rich full flavor loaded with nice hops, grapefruit, sweet fruity hints and perfectly balanced. Round and silky smooth mouthfeel. True brew magic from the Mölndal masters.
TheJestersBeer (1881) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy, medium orange, thin white head.
Quite hoppy aromas, the focus is however rather malt-oriented for an IPA. Caramel, fudge, citrus, spices, spruce, pineapple.
Off-dry, medium body, medium to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, malty, and hoppy taste, caramel, grapefruit, chocolate, yeast.
I think this lacks a bit in the fruity hoppiness, and in the body, to really give it that IPA punch. A highly drinkable session ale, with a few unclean, phenolic notes to it. Bad batch? (2011-04-19)
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent IPA, well balanced and good drinkability.
Bottle from michael P. cheers to his full recovery. Orange tinted body, with one-quarter inch head retention. Citrus flavour, 1.5X dose of hoppiness. Grows on me. Worth trying as different take on an American IPA, and good effort for Sveden.