peteinSD (1175) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Scott - thanks! Clear, caramel brown pour with a spotty white head. Aroma is light earthy hops with bitterness and minimal pine over slightly sweet malt. Taste is light hop bitterness with pine and a fairly clean, lightly sweet malt backbone presenting caramel before more hop bitterness into the finish. I’ve certainly had more pungent, bitter, and hoppier fresh hop IPAs but this beer drinks with a nice, easy balance between the hops and sweet malt. Pretty good.
ansalon (619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a quickly settling off-white head. Aroma is hay, malt, honey, peach, grapefruit. This one may have been on its way from the States to Sweden and / or stored too long. Nowhere near the tropcial fruit notes that one would expect. Taste confirms it. Very tired, hops all but gone. In its place is wet grass, some caramel, honey, moldy and yeasty tones. Would love to try this one fresh as this cannot be how it’s supposed to taste. Graded as is, but will definately re-rate if I get hold of it fresh.
jookos (1307) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.65 bottle. Amber clear. Good inviting caramel, strong green limey citrus hoppyness with a touch of earthy herbs. Full bodied, slightly stone fruity caramels. Clean, soft bitters and a piney finish. Enjoyable nicely balanced brew.
Ktwse (1220) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB. Pours clear amber with two fingers of off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, not a lot of hops, maybe hints of resin and fruit but it seems the journey across the Atlantic has caused most of those fresh hops to be not so fresh anymore... Taste is malty sweet at first followed by a somewhat stale bitter finish. Yeah, this is old... Body is light to medium and quite oily. It has all the qualities of a good beer, but unfortunately age has not been kind on this one...
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark amber in colour. Pine, dried fruit, toffee and dried apricot in the aroma. Bitter and hoppy taste with dried fruit, nuts, earthy hops and grapefruit detected.
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark orange with a white head. This was not as hoppy as expedted, maybe the bottle was old? Grass, some herbal notes, light pineapple and citrus. Also light malt. Drinkable but not that impressive to be honest.
Masso (10) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Djosher (12) - - NOV 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I'm such a sucker for fresh hopped ales. This is a very good one from Green Flash, on tap at WOB Savannah. Color leans toward amber, head is the color of the armpit areas of my old white t-shirts, but it tastes much, much better. Trust me.
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queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bready caramel malt, piney orange hops aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Toasty caramel malt, earthy herbal hops, and dry woody flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very nice, very tasty IPA. The aroma is unimpressive, but the flavor is pretty great citrus, bread, and pine.
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent lighter orange with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid too; fresh Warrior hops with a pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid wet-hopped IPA.