Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2010 Appearance: Hazy copper colour, small white head.
Aroma: Sweet, hoppy, grapefruit, passionfruit, resin, candy, malts, alcohol
Flavour: Tropical fruits, alcohol, malts, resin, not very bitter, sweet finish
Mouthfeel: small lively bubbles
Total: not bad, but too malty and needs more hops.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ SBWF 2010. Hazy orange with a big white head. Rich aroma of american hops with a lot of grapefruit and other citric notes. The same in the refreshing taste.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color. Frothy white head.
Aroma is pine, orange marmelade, bread, apricot, peach. Unfortunately not very strong aroma.
Taste is grass, citrus, crisp bread, honey and a bit metallic.
Very drinkable but a bit too light bodied. Somewhat dry finish. An ok IPA but nothing for a hop read.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored with a small white foam. Pleasant fruity aroma, tropical fruit and orange. The taste was also fruity with a nice bitterness. A very descent IPA from Dugges, refreshing.
gunnar (6422) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber, slightly hazy, with a big frothy light tanned head.Massive C hops aroma, pine and grapefruit. Taste is good juicy oranges, a rich malty body supports the hops well. Really good IPA from Dugges.
Rune (9363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml draught at De Klomp where it was beautifully served in a tulip glass. Low, but lasting, dense white head. Hazy orange coloured body. Inviting IPA smell, that is a plain fresh, hoppy fruity scent. Mouth filling and well hopped taste of orange fruits and succulent grapefruits added by malty sweetness and complemented by a dry bitter tail. Paired with meat (Linköping, 14.09.2010).
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with almost no head at all. Fresh smell, a very hoppy flavor emphasized by a well balanced sweetness/bitterness. Very curt altogether, best on its own; too much for most foods.
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. 9 days past ‘best before’. Pours a hazy amber/brown with a big beige/brown head. Okay lacing. Overly sweet aroma with a tart/acidic note; like sour winegum. Okay as such, but a bit too much in the long run. Some hop notes appear as it warms. ‘Flavour is hops; a bit sweet andwith the same tartness/acidity as the aroma, but not as outspoken. Notes of bread as well. Tart and dry finish. Lingering hoppy notes, but they drown a bit in the sweet/sour thing. Bitter notes as it warms, A bit too much carbonation. Overall too tart and not nearly hoppy enough. 10-03-10.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500cL bottle, courtesy of Joet. Thanks, Joe! Pours a deep, reasonably clear brass-amber color; light tan head with decent retention and solid lacing; medium-sized bubbles; attractive pour. Slight amount of alcoholic warmth in the aroma; complex hop bitterness (seemingly predominantly earthy, but it’s slightly clouded by the heavy maltiness and crystal malt character) with a fair amount of brown sugar, toffee, and hints of caramel present; on the malty side, this approaches like a quiet barleywine or American strong ale; pleasant, but not IPA-like. Relaxed carbonation and medium-to-full bodied: creamy texture in the mouth, solid amounts of caramel, dense biscuity maltiness and earthy notes, along with a pronounced, pleasantly layered core bitterness; reasonably balanced, with pleasant amounts of alcohol poking through, very lightly warming; not anything close to a standard IPA rendition, but enjoyable. A touch of oxidation, possibly. Slightly messy presentation overall. Medium finish of toffee, light caramel, and hints of oxidation: dried caramel and a light cardboard note.
joet (2387) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark for a pale ale .malty caramels cookies. Hops are background but aromatic primarily. Not very bitter. Very interesting non traditional approach.