hackobock (1965) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is dominated by caramel some resin, citrus, strawberries. Taste is bitter with a soapy mouthfeel which increases (sadly).
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Deep orange pour with a small off white head. Aroma is quite grainy and some pine in there. Not that great. Taste is bland too. Caramel malt backing comes through nicely. Palate is quite thin. Not one of the better ipas I've had
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fantti (758) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange and clear, foam is one finger-thick and it vanishes quickly, Aroma is mostly pitchy and caramel. It also has little citrusy and pine needle notes. Taste is again very pitchy, it also has a lot of sprigs. A little caramel and citrus notes is also in the taste. Palate is medium and little carbonated. Hoppiness is also medium. All in all, quite nice and coniferous IPA, I like these dryer IPAs more than sweeter ones. Actually the caramel notes which don’t bring sweetness to the beer.
hawthorne00 (2660) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with an off white head that settles to a good coat. Aroma of bitter oranges, mango, pepper, biscuit. Lowish carbonation, slightly mpty mouthfeel. Sweet biscuit and caramel, firm bitterness with citrus and some spices. A little soapy. Rather empty in the middle. Can’t see a date but suspect this is well past it.
Nysa67 (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know, after trying a few beers, this whole rating thing gets a bit wanky. Anywho, easy to drink, little soapy, not bitter enough but overall pretty good, not greatness.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Courthouse. Great IPA. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and hints of grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Amber, with frothy head, and with particles.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nicely, lots of lasting foam. Smell is pretty one-dimensional; citrusy with slight funk. Taste is citrusy and slightly austere- mineral/chalky/metallic. Not bad, not great
Linnet (1194) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: soft hoppiness, distinct maltiness, caramel, citrus, undefined notes of tropical fruit.
Ap: amber colour, big off-White head, lots of lacing.
T: grapefruity bite, but caramely malts dominate, killing the hops, resin, alcohol and malts completely dominate the flavour.
P: soft bubbles.
T: a disappointment.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a darkish golden amber with some hazing. Dense off white coloured head. Falls aways leaving all except a thin film. Aromas of biscuity malt, slightly sour citrus and some spice. Taste is not overly bitter but there is some resiny hops on the finish. Thin to medium mouthfell. Not too bad.
DeliriumT (368) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper. Aroma is citrusy sweet. Flavour is grassy, citrusy and caramel.