Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Ölbaren, Copenhagen, 26 July 2008) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, orange and toasted grain. Malty, fruity taste with grain, caramel, orange and citrussy hops in a balanced finish. Nicely balanced IPA. Good beer.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap everywhere--An old standby--Poured a copper amber body with a medium white head. Dank, citrus hops and a hardly malty spine. Well-built brew.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a VERY good IPA. I can’t believe I never rated this. Copper with white head, but this is the perfect half-way mark between the dank, skunky IPA’s that are Blind Pig and Maximus, and the light, refreshing IPA’s that are Anderson Valley and Two Hearted. It also has that bright yeast flavor that adds to the IPA if done right.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very strong of hops and florals. Taste is very hoppy but it has a smooth finish that makes the beer. Great IPA, a little better than the double (wish there was a hundreth space) but maybe i just see it being more sessionable.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This here might be the most drinkable IPA I’ve ever had. Honey-amber in color, with a scent mostly of honey, with hints of malted grain and leafy, floral hops. Flavor is very dry, bitter and grassy, yet with touches of bread, and strangely enough, peas. That’s right. Peas. Gnarly.
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good IPA. Not great but good. There is nothing to dislike about this beer. There is a faint aroma of hops. The taste was similar. I found the flavor to be somewhat lacking. It is incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Knocking back a sixer would not be much of a challenge. If it’s available for a good price try it, if not, there are better IPAs for the money.
v8powered (145) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very floral initial palate and smell. Slight grapefruit that discipates quickly due to slight sweeteness from the malts. The carmel flavor helps mellow the hops. Not the strongest hoppy IPA but hops are certainly evident and well balanced. One of the better IPA I enjoy on a regular basis.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very good. Fizzy and bitter taste, but not the good kind of bitterness. More of a peppery bitterness than I like. It is also kind of watery. Burnt toast malt taste does not complement the hops very well. Pretty drinkable though.
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass and it pours an amber color. It has a very nice head that disapates about half way down the glass. It is consistant and well balanced through out. There are strong hop notes in the flavor and the aroma. The malt backbone helps mellow the hoppiness and makes it a bit sweet. It doesn’t sit well on the palate in the long run but it is good drinker none the less.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with creamy off-white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with hints of earthy and piney spice . Pretty mellow flavor with an IPA. Obvious hoppiness but really mellowed out by caramel maltiness. A nice smooth IPA that almost seems more like an Am. Pale Ale.