TBone (12538) - 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 (20274) - 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 (4669) - 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 (5586) - 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) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - 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.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival.
Rich hoppy aroma, flowery and toffee-like. Flavour is not as funky, although I note some homebrew character. Bitter toffee plus a little milky acidic.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
AMber/orange color. Hoppy aroma with floral and grassy notes, but also with some malts. Hoppy floral flavor with notes of citrus and grapefruit.
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Bottled:
Pours amberish, hazy brown with a dense head. Buttery aroma with some notes of nettles. Flavour is a little bit of butter followed by a long, dry and somewhat sharp, hoppy bitterness.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 (draught at Ardbeg Room, Stockholm, Sweden) Cloudy orange appearance with a medium thick head. Aromatic flowery grapefruity aroma with hints of spices and exotic fruit. Hoppy grapefruity flavour with hints of flowers, lemon and apricot. Long grapefruity bitter finish.