gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Oslo.
Nice orange-brown color, white foam. Beautiful nose, with a lot of tropical fruits, hops and citrus.
A lot of grape, citrus, caramell and hops in the taste, also some sweetness. Bitter but not too bitter. Good and refreshing, I will drink it again.
DarkSong (315) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a large white head. It tastes of citrus, flowers, resin and pine with a good bit of hop bitterness. This is a pretty good beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Aroma of soap and floral hops, a touch of toffee. Flavor continues to act like a bar of soap with basic sweet IPA malt. Didn’t jive with me.
SRG (16) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, white medium foam head, strong aromas of hops, citrus and caramel, with lime, grape and passion/tropical fruit notes.
The taste has a lot of hoppy(Happy)ness it in with hints of honey, malt, citrus and flowers?. medium bitter taste with some sweetness in it. a solid IPA.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tom. Clear amber color. Hoppy aroma of flowers and fruits. Very bitter hoppy flavor. Medium-bodied. Decent. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
[9/10/09] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Clear golden color with a very stable medium white head. Fresh hops aroma with pine needles and some tropical fruits. Bitter hoppy flavor with pine, some grapefruit and a pleasant soft sweetness in the background. Silky mouthfeel. A good refreshing IPA. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light, clear amber with a short white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is hoppy and has notes of caramel, citrus, tropical fruit, malt and a little bit of pine. Flavour is pretty similar to the aroma and has a nice amount of sweetness; flavours of caramel, honey passionfruit and wood stand out. Medium bodied with a nice, lingering finish, this is a pretty good IPA and another winner from Flying dog.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
EBF08. Amber with a small white head. Aroma is light malt, and loads of hops, citrus and grape. Flavour is light malt, and hoppy, citrus and grape.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden brown beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet & the taste is sweet, with some pine & fruit. Too sweet- which makes me wonder how fresh this bottle is as IPA’s lose the hoppiness & get sweeter as they get older.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber pour with a smaller white head. Sitcky bits of lacing. Aroma retains a nice citrus hoppiness and bits of malt. Tastes sweet and citrusty with a light piney feel. Lingering bitters.
Borresteijn (5061) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Clear light amber colour, white head. Aroma of pine and some sulfur. Flavour is pine, resin, some caramel and malts, a hint of sulfur, bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nah..