omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 Bottled ay Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Hazy amber, brief head. Peachy soapy hop aroma,. Sweet and compact with clean mouthfeel. The peachy, soapy hops together with overt sweetness and clean, somewhat syrupy malt forms an immense bitterness that gets slight inky edges. While it contains loads of pleasnt flavours it’s too sweet and unbalanced to live up to my high expectations on this brewer.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a slightly hazy gold with about a finger of fine bubbled white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with some bready malt. The hops jump right out at you, but they are backed up with a solid malt base. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Long drying finish from the hops. Pretty drinkable for such a hoppy beer. I can see this one becoming a regular in my rotation.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tylers. Orange hue with small white head. Nose is big citrus and floral hops mostly. Flavor is balanced with sweet malts and slightly bitter hops, finishes with a tinge of fruity sweetness. A solid IPA with good hop/malt balance and easily drinkable!
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A darker brown/amber than the typical ipa. Lots of citrus and perfume on the nose. A fuller mouth feel than many examples. The malts give a sweetness that keeps the hops in check. Not a monster, a sturdy, smart example. very nice
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz., bottled on 7/27/09. Pours a mostly clear orange golden with a good sized off-white head that lasts. Aroma is floral, citrus, light pine and some grass. Flavor is a nice bitter hops bite, with grapefruit, citrus, floral and slight pine. A tasty and easy drinking IPA.
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
97? Wow, that’s higher than I would’ve guessed. Not that this is a bad ipa but I’ve certainly had better. Just bitter. Didn’t find much flower or fruity flavors.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear amnber colour with creamy lasting white foam. Rich, sparkling resinous aroma of peaches, lychee, apricots, flowers and elder. Medium-bodied with fresh hoppy notes of grapefruit, resin, peaches, herbal grass and mild lemon. Rounded and rather chewy body. Long bitter finish of wet grass, grapefruit and resin. Damn tasty IPA with a wonderful mouthfeel.
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 Pale amber color light white head light lacing a light sweet malt flavor then a nice grapefruit citrus taste ... not much in the aroma department ... nice dry spicy finish sessionable ... a little more sweet and malty than most hoppy bitter ipa’s but the flavors balance well and its delicious
a very good ipa
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m thinking I need to try this one again. All I took down from my last tasting was numbers and "nothing special."
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks coyotehunter! Bottled 5/26/09. Abundantly simple aroma of piney and dry grass. Little caramel. Orange/copper, small gummy white head and full lacing. Powerful, assertive, sustained earthy hops come early and often. There’s an orange peel dryness and complexity to the malt base, though the hops definitely demand attention here.