Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange peel, hints of pine needles and crystal malt. Hoppy, slightly fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, crystal malt and a dry finish with a fresh, hoppy bitterness. Slightly more than medium body, quite dry. Very nice and highly drinkable. (As some of the raters before me have pointed out, the abv is 7.0%, which is also stated on the brewery’s website. Could this be a new version?)
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ABW. Like the reviewer below, this was an Allentown beer at 7%. Perhaps a different beer under the same name? It pours a very clear golden color with a nice creamy white head. Good lacing. The aroma has lots of West Coast style citrusy hops and hints of grass. The flavor is nicely balanced with a good malt character and potent citrusy hops. Pretty dry with hardly a hint of caramel malt if any. Lacks the hop bite of some of the top IPA’s, but still well above average. A nice surprise.
nearbeer (3733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at Anthony’s in Harrisburg. Clear golden with a small head Nose is resin, grain and light citrus. Flavor is the same muddled mix with not much standing out. The beer I had under this name was now by Allentown brew works and was listed as 6 to 7% abv; certainly it was not an Imperial IPA.
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Rated @ 23.5.2011.
Pours a clear copper colour with a small, white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and some mild spices. Flavour of sweet tropical fruits, citrus, hops and some malts. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a fruity, bitter finish. Tasty.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on cask at al’s. light gold, dry, creamy but warm. Sweet and floral up front. crisp, bitter, lingering finish.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautifully clear amber pour with a white head that leaves an entire glass full of sticky lacing rings. Big grapefruit aroma with a pine kick. Taste is wonderfully bitter. A lot of citrus hops, backed up by smooth amber malt backbone. Mouthfeel was solid but a little over carbonated. Very impressed by this beer. If Joe Sixpack wants to compare Hopsolutely to Pliny the Elder, it’s a wonder he hasn’t compared this beer to either SN Celebration or Nugget Nectar.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a light orange-ish color with a nice white head and a pretty decent amount of lace rings as it goes down my glass. Nose brings a really nice amount of citrus hops with orange and grapefruit zest coming to mind. A bit of floral hops as well. Taste brings in a tiny bit of slightly-sweet pale malt, but mostly there’s some hop bitterness and some citrus flavor. Feel is somewhat light with a good bitterness and nice carbonation. Drinks quite well; a good first experience with Allentown.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-15-2010
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel and biscuit nose, some ice tea, maybe a touch of citrus hops. Sweet caramel and toffee taste, some grapefruit, some dark fruit. This is an IPA?
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a copper color with a small head. The aroma was sweet grapefruit and pine. The flavor was grapefruit, pine, hops, and sweet malts. Overall, a very good DIPA.
acearl (386) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WFS, yellow hue with white head, spruce hop smell, good back end hops, not too bitter or strong, very good PA IPA