Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap) Beautiful, clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Very fat hop aroma. Medium body with rich, caramelish notes and then an extremeky fresh, citrusy hopping that leaves a solid but not overpowering bitterness. Doesn’t really appear to be 7.5% 240806
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[From tank at Brewery, RBESG] resiny hop aroma, citric notes, caramel. some sweetness upfron, leads to a dry and bitter finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No. 68, Stockholm. Pours out in ahazy reddish amber colour topped with rocky firm beige foam. Dryish aroma of grapefruit, pepper and cedarwood with sweetish notes of caramel. Hoppy flavour of grapefruit and orange-peels with sweet undertones of caramel. long dry aftertaste of grapefruit and dust.
Sigmund (5129) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tank at the brewery, RBESG. Beautiful deep amber colour, creamy off-white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, citrussy notes, hints of toffee. Flavour is also grapefruity hoppiness, on a slightly sweet background, notes of caramel.
KnutAlbert (6110) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Beautiful amber. Full flavour, fruity and flowery. Fine hoppy finish, too. The dryness lingers in the mouth.
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 (6163) - 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 (20395) - 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 (12567) - 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.