hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber coloured, thick offwhite head. fresh aroma from citrousy hops, with a little nutty hint in the background. Flavour is bitter, flowery, malty and sweet, with some caramelly notes. Grassy and fruity finish.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68, Stockholm) Colour is dark brown, leaning towards mahogany, with a firm off-white head. Nose is malty, with underlying fruitiness, notes of dried fruit, dark cherries, blackberries and dusty hops. Taste is rather complex: starts fruity with dried fruit, prunes, raisins and underlying notes of dusty hops, turns maltier with chocolate, caramel and dark cherries, leaves slowly with fat notes of dusty hops in a bitter-sweetish finish. Complex stuff, but with great balance.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really the ipa i’d hoped for. Aroma is grassy with some caramel. Taste is similar and overly bitter for the amount of hop in the aroma.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@The Rover. Reddish amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma of fruity and a bit flowery hops. Flavour is quite watery, though nice hoppy flowers. Long grassy and hoppy aftertaste (5 3 6 4 11)<!-- br --><!-- br -->
Draught from tank@Dugges. Hazy amber colour, beigeish creamy big head. Aroma of caramel, lemon and flowery hops. Flavour is bitterish hoppy. Long hoppy flowery aftertaste. Smooth palate. (6 4 6 4 13)
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Brown color, nice creamy tan head. Honeyish flowery hoppy aroma. Sweetish, even toffeish flavor, Also flowery hoppy. Aftertaste is hoppy. Someway sweet and average bodied for IPA.
Second try @brewery, directly from tank. Not sweet like in the Rover.
rickgordon (3833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On draught at The Rover, Göteborg]
Hazy dark amber colour. Flowery sweetish aroma from US and UK hops. Alcohol is detected in flavour, as is a bit of sourness, yet with hoppy backbone with notes of grapefruits. I found the bitterness a bit papery, but it lingers nicely until Mr Sandman calls.
omhper (18372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 [Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68, Stockholm] Hazy brownish amber, firm head. Concentrated hay aroma of English hops with some orange thrown in. Dryish with clean mouthfel. Solidly malty. Roasty with notes of chocolate and rather intense hop presence. Salty finish with long bitterness. Well balanced - far from the American hop monsters, and possibly more of a good, overhopped English strong ale.
thomat (1800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a nice, thick foam. Fruity and sweat aroma. It has a medium body with a bitter aftertaste.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Rover, An flowery aroma , amber with an white head, strong bitterness, pretty good IPA.
Ungstrup (27769) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel and a flowery dusty hop note. The flavor is very sweet with lots of caramel, which makes the mouthfeel a bit sticky, combined with alcohol lurching in the back ground. The hops notes are flowery - with a touch of lime - a combination of English and American hops? The body is thick. My first guess would not be an IPA, rather a English Strong Ale.