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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2006
Draught. Weak. fruity, citric aroma. Almost clear amber colour. Small, creamy white head. The flavour is quite clean, fruity and citric in the good way. Late bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2006
Draught at Delirium Café, Göteborg. Hazy orange (amber) with an off-white foam. Flowery and citrus notes. Medium body with a very nice bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2006
Draught at the Rover in Göteborg with Gnoff. Thick head disappearing quickly. Red-orange colourö. A good example of a pale ale, but unfortunately nothing more than that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 (Draught at The Rover, Göteborg) Pours hazy amber/orange. Aroma of citrusy and piney/flowery hops. Kiwi, Blood orange and some other fruits. Malty. Flavour is grapy, piney hops with some menthol touch. Not so full body. Pretty bitter grapefruit aftertaste with some dryness. moore aroma than flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
Draft at The Rover, Göteborg. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, fruits, citrus and hops. Flavour of malts, fruits, hops, citrus and pine needles. A bit watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
Draught. Orange colour with a medium white creamy head. Aroma and taste dominated by hops. Lasting finsih.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (3728) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
Draught, at Bishop Arms. Orange with a light beige head, unfiltered, good lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel), heavy hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter and yet round. Light to medium body, oily, flat carbonated. Perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 First rating
A very bitter brew!
Golden color, a bitter scent and a bitter taste.
Hantverksbryggeriet has found the balance from the American hops and the malt.
9/5/9/5/17=4.5

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Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö, Friday September 12
Hazy copper color, fluffy tan head. Fresh bitter, herbal hoppy taste with sweet caramel malty notes as well. Fresh hoppy delicious scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Wasn’tsure this did belong among my top beers, but now I am sure once more.
9/4/9/4/18=4.4

Tried again, though not with notes.(Bottled at SMÖF-08)
October 25, 2008
Pushing looks to 5, it was sure beautiful!

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33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
BB Dec 2009, from Systembolaget i Västerås.
Slight bit hazy copper color, big fluffy orange head. Fresh hoppy scent, herbal, carmelly malty. Hoppy, bitter, dry malty taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
I’m sorry to say though still nice, the quality of all the HVB beers seems to have dropped, so this is dropped from my top 10 :(
9/4/7/3/16=3.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with light caramel notes. The flavor is sweet hoppy combined with notes of caramel, and flowers, leading to a good bitter hoppy end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
Hazy pale amber, thin diminishing head. Flowery, lemony slight hoppy nose. Refreshing, hoppy flavour with a candy-like finish. Somewhat sugary aftertaste.


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