cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 1702 - Poured a light golden color with a small white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light floral and pine hops. Flavor is light hops and toasted malt. Medium body. Decent, but not a lot going on for an IPA. Worth a try.
Svesse (6159) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2009) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Hoppy, fruity nose with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and lots of fresh hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, pineapple, dried apricots, orange peel and fresh hops in the finish. Slightly above medium body, balanced sweetness. Generous citrussy bitterness. Well balanced and very nice IPA.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Bling Pig in Champaign IL. Pours golden amber with a white head. Weak aroma of floral hops. Flavor is pale malts with herbal and spicy hops. Dry and biscuit finish, but loaded with isovaleric acid. Not very good, and the two others with me agreed.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF Friday, session two. Pretty good IPA. Nose is floral hops, a little less pungent than I would have liked. Flavor starts with nice floral hoppiness, but unfortunately is a bit empty through the middle. Clean flavors ride into a clean, bitter finish. Not bad – freshness at the festival was a huge plus – but not top notch.
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear pale golden, small head. Bready grapefruit aroma. Sweet with hops drying it out and some alcohol to warm. Rather soft with chewy mal carrying the grapefruity hops towardsa resiny bitter finish.
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2009. Golden color, small offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apples, apricot, grass. Huge hoppy flavor, dry, grassy, metallic and with some perfume.
gyllenbock (4657) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at SBWF. The color was like apple juice, the foam rather small but compact. Pineapple and grapefruit in flavor.
The taste was somehow quite thin, the bitterness was not that dramatic.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Old Town in Indy. Appearance is a nice clear gold with a small sustaining white head. The head was very sustaining as I started at it an hour while I got some food in my stomach and waited for my stomach to get back under me. Damn mixing of deliciousness the night before! This guy had some nice malt profiles with some light pine resin, slight grape notes. A mild IPA but just what I needed to get back on the horse.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mcmenamin’s - pale gold pour white head - almost no aroma. Flavor is slow to develop and creeps towards plain bitterness with not a lot of hop flavors. Simple refreshing but a touch lacking in complexity.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewery on 7/16/09. Light amber pour, very thin bubbly white head. Not much aroma, unfortunately. Taste is a very slow creeping bitterness on the tongue. Very smooth, but with balanced carbonation.