mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample at Sergios in Louisville. Anothwer great IPA. Great colour, carbonation, and super hop taste.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle acquired as an extra in a trade. Poured into Sam Adams perfect pint. Transparent dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy hops and caramel malts. Moderate carbonation with medium mouth feel. Well balanced flavor of malts and hops. Great IPA
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Deep golden with amedium, white head.
Fruity, hoppy and grassy aroma.
Loads of piny citrus in the flavour.
Medium to high bitterness.
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange. Sudsy head that fades to lace quickly. Aroma of caramel, malt, hop, citrus, pine. Flavor is hop, citrus, pine, with some malt in the background. Medium bodied. Dry citrus hop pine finish. Well rounded. Crisp and smooth at the same time. A excellent brew. I will be having more.
Nisse666 (5416) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 Rerate can from SB cons 2014-09-23 Göteborg
AR: heavy grape fruit and Sevilla orange marmalade, pine cones
AP: wee hazy orange amber body, frothy demisninhing head
F: old buttery, heavy bitterness,grape fruit and Sevilla orange marmalade, pine cones, and no there are no raspberries there!
New rating 4,0: gives average 4,3+4,0 / 2 = 4,1
Bottle, 2010-03-04, Göteborg
AR: very fruity but still fells like an APA - distictive tones of american green hops, marzipan
AP: nutty amber colored body, 2 cm high rocky head
F: very fruity but still tastes like an APA - destictive tones of american green hops, marzipan, citrus, raspberry???
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange/amber with an off white head, nose is of hops and more hops, flavor is initially sweet, caramel malts, and a nice hop finish. Enjoyable.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle from Barley Wine, København. Fluffy , big-bubbled yellow-blond head. Misty, orangey-golden body. Inviting fruity hop aroma; sweet oranges and tropical, and also some leafy and minty notes. Subuded malts, light nutty and caramelly. Taste is fairly dry, medium malty. More bittering than flavoring (grass and citrus) hops. Healthy body. Slick. Dry, bitter, mouth-cleansing finish. Well crafted, not a benchmark.
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin white head. Fruity citric aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has citric and floral hops with a light malty sweetness. Good, but I expected a bit more.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in september 2009. Pours a beautiful, sort of golden, amber with a cream white head. Typical american IPA with lots of hops on a good malt foundation. I could tell this bottle wasn’t fresh, but it was still alright.
jake65 (3011) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Didn’t need to get close to smell this one... Rich aroma is pungent with citrus and florals hops laced with caramel. Just a hoppy and delicious smell. Pours a golden orange with a large fluffy beige head. Sticky bits of lacing. Huge hoppy flavor. Sweet citrus, piney, floral, some dandelion, and caramel. Light resin notes. Not overly dry or wet, but quite smooth and silky mouthful. Delicious IPA.