gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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.
Tried again, though not with notes.(Bottled at SMÖF-08)
October 25, 2008
Pushing looks to 5, it was sure beautiful!
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 :(
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale amber, thin diminishing head. Flowery, lemony slight hoppy nose. Refreshing, hoppy flavour with a candy-like finish. Somewhat sugary aftertaste.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Cloudy amber with nice creamy off-white head. Hoppy aroma and flavour with lots of grapefruit bitterness.
TBone (14613) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy nut brown, small off-white head. American hops in the flowery nose. Hoppy, flowery bitter flavors. Balanced hopping. The best one from Hantverksbryggeriet.
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Copper coloured, small beige head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with fruity and metallic hints. Weak flavour, but IPA-like indeed.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 (Draught@Pikkulintu) Very hazy amber color with a smallish, tight head and lots of lace. Mild, flowery-hoppy and aromatic nose. Yeasty, crisply aromatic-hoppy, grapefruity flavor with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, crisp and smooth-carbonated palate. A quite nice, not too sharply hopped IPA.
(Draught@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005, was 6-3-6-3-12=3) Hazy amber color with a small head. Aromatic-flowery-hoppy, quite smooth aroma. Aromatic-hoppy, slightly acidic and stingy flavor with a bitter, dryish finish. Medium-bodied, bitter and acidic palate with low carbonation. A quite raw, although pretty hoppy ipa.
larsniclas (6193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2004.
Dark amber with an airy head.
Somewhat fruity aroma.
Soft and smooth with fine, late bitterness.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#22).
The brewer told me that they tried to make an American style IPA with this! I think they succeed quite well! Unclear amber/orange body with a thick foamy light tan head. Lots of hops in the nice and heavy aroma. Sweet middle with a good bitterness around it. Toffee tones. Flavor is hoppy, nutty and caramelly. Not that full but tasty. Sweet in the end. Another good one from Hantverksbryggeriet!
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Thin head. A fuity aroma and malty taste. This one was draught att Stockholm beer festival.