ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My second beer from this fairly new Swedish micro; the last one was a disaster so my expectations are rather low. It pours a cloudy dark orange body with a small white head. Aroma is fruity citric hops, caramel malts and hints of chocolate and kiwi. Nice, and a quite original setup. In the mouth, I get grassy hops and pine, with hints of caramel and citrus in the aftertaste. Smooth. This IPA doesn’t really have a too assertive taste but with such a low ABV and a nice and original malt/hop profile (more an East Coast IPA than anything else) this ain’t bad at all. As a matter of fact, it’s rather refreshing and I could definitely have a few of these without getting bored.
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hang bodelin ipa. On tap at glenfiddich... Pours a reddish caramel
brown pour with a hefty fluffy just off-white head... Piney citrus hop
focus, sense of bitterness. Odd yeast profile...Flavors have a citrus
hop profile at first follwed by a bit of red grape and dark fruit
which adds oddly to the profile. Perhaps the yeast is what’s
contributing to that. Midway through a mild bitterness surfaces and
eases on through the finish. Medium bodied.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl @ SB Västerås. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head lace. Intense aroma of sweet fruits, caramel, acidy bitter, pungeant, berry. Fruity malty mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter dryish still sweet, malty, buttery, caramel. Finishes bitter buttery slightly sweet.
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fruity and hoppy, grapefruit, pine, resin, citric.
Appearance: hazy amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
Flavour: big resinous bite, grapefruit, pine, perfume, flowery.
Total: another good Swedish IPA.
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 330ml bottle.
Medium amber, white head. There’s a slight haze, but towards the end of the bottle the sediment gets heavier.
Fruity, floral, spicy aromas, lots of hops and malt, apricots, citrus, and quite evident yeast notes.
Medium bodied, dry, high bitterness.
Hoppy, malty taste, citrus peel, green peas, the yeast comes through a bit too strongly. In the finish the bitterness is owerpowering, leaving a harsh and quite robust, unbalanced, impression. (2011-05-31)
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange to amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma: citrus, cheesecake, sourish dough. Taste: citrus, grape, sweet, toffee, fruit, medium-bitter. Medium-bodied. All right, but nothing spectacular.
adde (2) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Russet, hazy, hardly any head. Aroma of blackberries, grapefruit, raspberries, raisins. First thing that hits you are an unpleasant yeasty taste. After that, however, one can appreciate the rich body and hoppy character. Carbonation was weak but not in a disturbing way.
Ingevara (786) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale brown, slightly hazy. Small head. Fresh fragrance of grass and malt. Dry hoppiness, fruit, grape fruit and molasses. Balanced bitterness. An IPA made with precision, without compromises and without excesses. Very satisfactory.
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Olympen. Copper red hazy, thin white head. Aroma of grass and zests, also some yeast notes. Taste is full bodied with much sweetness. Good hop bitter finish
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget, Stockholm. Poured hazy amber in colour with creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and fruity. Grapefruit bitterness and some malty notes in flavour.