Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 13 June 2009) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, citrus, pine needles and marzipan. Fruity, malty taste with orange peel, caramel, sweet malt and lots of pine needles in a really hoppy finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Grerat balance between all the piney hops and the malt. Great beer.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice reddish-gold with respectable foamy head. Aroma is all over the place pungent hops. Being a bit hod sensitive, it almost makes me nervous to drink. Light, piney taste initially, followed by the mellow finish. Bitterness is everpresent, but doesn’t make it hard it drink. It’s decent, but I wouldn’t skip other beers to get to it.
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. aroma of pine, grapefruit, clove, citrusy hops. Decent west coast double IPA
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle all the way from San Diego to Sylva NC!!! thanks to j-tiki. Pours a golden beer with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is pine hoppy citrus. Flavor is sweet piny, grapefruit and pure hops, body is thick but easy to drink. This taste like sucking on a hop. Crazy beer but good!
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is IN-TENSE! Deep rich golden yellow color, with small head a little carbonation. The aroma is knock-you-down hoppy. It is awesome. Flavor on the other hand is a little over the top. It has a tangy sweetness that is too much for my liking. It has a thick mouthfeel that I joked was almost ’syrupy.’ It is definitely a unique beer. Worth a try, it really lives up to its name!
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Snojerk321. Pours a slightly hazy liquid gold with a fluffy head. Nose is citric at first and then sweet. Some pine and passionfruit come through. It’s a bit cloying for my tastes, though finishes surprisingly dry. Decent.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a fluffy bone head over a hazed golden orange body with awesome lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and tons of citrus hops in between. Earthy and chewy caramel notes as well. Taste is pine and grapefruit peel bitterness and a nice caramel-alcohol back bone that melds the flavor for a bitterness focused hop bomb in the best possible sense of the name. Highish residual sugars for the style. Creamy carbonation and quite enjoyable!
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pithy orange color with good foam, aroma is nice pineapple citrus, flavor is well refined, hoppy grapefruit, lemons, honey, not too metallic, very enjoyable
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours hazy brass orange with good looking beige head. The aroma is bread, caramel, hop resin, some citrus, and some pine; a little maltier than I was expecting, but still good. The flavor is also an even bready maltiness with some caramel and peanut notes, then an increasing hop element with lemon, pine, grapefruit. Finish is bitter with grapefruit and a little bit of wood. Pretty tasty. We paired it with a lemon pie with oat crust and it seemed to work pretty well.
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from a bomber a nice golden amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is caramel malt with a nice citrus hop blast. Flavor is much the same, quite malty up front with a nice citrus hop blast finishing off with a nice grapefruit hop bitterness.