MSBrindbergs (441) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat på Oliver Twist.
Klar rödbrun vätska.
Doftar kraftigt av karamellmalt, svagt av humle.
Söt maltig smak men med humlesting.
Inte min favorittyp av IPA, men inget att klaga på egentligen.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Copper color with a small creamy beige head. Nice lacing. Fragrant tropical fruit malt nose. A note of pine hops as well. Sweet caramel malt backbone is balanced by complex citrus hops. Wonderfully spicy with a pleasant fruity character. A nice balance of malt and hops. Quite flavorful, with notes of brown sugar and vanilla.
CopterScott (160) - Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear light amber color with a thin off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is malt with only a hint of hops. Flavor is more hoppy with a distinct grapefruit up front and then more pine, fruit and caramel.
Cbrchession (1) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
No real aroma, too caramelly for my tastes, good color, definitely drinkable, but not going to be a frequent buy for me.
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is pineapple, citrus and a lurking bad-ass attitude underneath. The taste isn’t as striking at first, but after a few seconds when the rather sweet and almost oppressive malt base joins in, the flavors mix up in perfect balance, and gives you a performance similiar to a pair of figure skaters doing a near perfect number in your mouth.
joshmcg000 (336) - Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and citrus. Sweet up front with lots of citrus and a little piney bitterness. Medium body of sweet caramel malt. Finishes pretty clean and pretty easy to drink. Not bad.
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Good lacing. Pine and floral hop aroma. Taste is a pretty well balanced IPA. Moderate sweet malt backbone with caramel and toffee flavors. Some pine and citrus hop flavors. Just a tad too much malt sweetness than I would like but still quite tasty. Definitely an above average IPA.
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eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint mug. Purchased at "Il Regno di Gambrinus" in Villorba. Thanks Paolo for your great beer selection!
A: Pours a clear orange color with a medium white to yellow aired head. Medium retention and many nice lacings left. Some particles cab be seen floating around
S: Throws off a delicious and refreshing bouquet of flowery and grassy hops. That’s what we can call best in business. Caramel, caramel malts
T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet caramel upfront, followed by caramel malts and a bitter hoppy end. Hops are a must, as expected: grassy, piny and a bit earthy. A bit metallic sensation too
M: Medium molasses body. Good carbonation. No alcohol can be felt despite the 7.1% ABV. Delicious bitter aftertaste
O: Absolutely drinkable beer. Absolutely well done. Goes to my top 10 American IPA list :)
[ BA Review @ 4/21/2012 ]
FestDecBeet (239) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a clear copper color. Bright white head.
Smell: pine. Malt. Not a heavy west coast hop aroma.
Taste: pine heavy. Slight bitter on the back. More malt flavor than a west coast IPA. This is more like an east coast.
Feel: definitely an IPA, leaves a thin film in the mouth. Slight bitterness.
Overall: ok beer. I prefer more citrus or fruit hops. But still a good beer.
First drank: home 10/13/14
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-11-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger cap of a pure white color. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready malt smell with some notes of graininess mixed within. Along with the bready smells are some nice earthy and piney smells as well as some sweeter aromas. The sweet aromas are mainly of a fruit nature with some pear, orange, and a little bit of a tropical fruit smell of mango.
Taste – The taste begins bitter bite right from the start with a nice earthy flavor mixed with some grapefruit hop as well. Along with the bitter hop are some nice bready and sweeter tangerine and mango flavors that end up balancing the hop nicely with the sweeter and malty flavors creating a base taste that lasts throughout the flavor profile. As the taste advances further, more hop flavors come to the tongue with some more earthy tastes as well as a resinous pine. While these increases in hop flavors come, the grapefruit mellows some and a bit of a doughy and caramel flavor take its place. This creates a smoother taste at the end of the tongue, and when mixed with the nice hop profile leaves a rather pleasant “dank hop” flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the mix of bready and hoppy flavors the thicker body is fantastic as it accentuates these flavors wonderfully all while the higher carbonation level keeps it quite refreshing.
Overall – A very tasty and nicely malty and hoppy IPA. Quite nice.