Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour, slightly cloudy, with off-white, frothy head. Fruity, seriously hoppy nose with pine needles, grapefruit and orange peel. Fruity taste with orange, apricots and almost overwhelming amounts of fresh American hops giving it hints of pine needles and grapefruit in the very hoppy finish. Rather one dimensional, but with a very nice hop character.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear gold with no head, sweet malty hop nose, warming syrupy sweet, crispy and bitter
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer of a 5 day beer tour of San Diego. Drank in the room at the 4 Points Sheraton. Poured a lightly hazed copper color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Decent lacing. The aroma was mildly citrus with creamy caramel like those little caramel candy squares. Citrus and malty flavor with sweet orange notes. Silky mouthfeel and full bodied. It lacked the IIPA bitterness.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very piney. But real good. nice ’warming’ effect. Not very well balanced but tasty and will hit the spot. not exceptionally high alc. for a ’double’
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to zathrus13 for the bottle. Copper, thin tan head. Nose is brown sugar, orangey caramel, a hint of alcohol. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, alcohol. Very bitter finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer alot. It poured a nice cloudy orange color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor were very hoppy and the flavor was also well balanced. Recommended.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A weird, spicey, harsh finish to this beer w/ virtually no hop nose ruin it for me. Very dry. Not my favorite.
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. An orange brown suspension of tiny bits. Quickly thinning white head. Orange grapefruit with some yeasty grass. Soft and creamy peppery orange pith. Light carb with a bit of tongue tip tingle. Piney drying with hints of caramel. What a mellow double! Quite a pleasant surprise.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 God I love DIPAs... Pours amber with large dense head. Aromas of fresh pine. Flavor is sweet. Body is full. Nice sticky bitter finish. Excellent. This beer get’s extra points for being so smooth and balanced, a great feat by the brewmaster.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had 2 bottles of this from Cali traders.Pours a amber color with a fat layer of white foam. Sweet syrupy hops
is what will dominate here it seems. Isounds weird but after I was whiffing on this I knew what I was in for. Lots of hops for sure but also a sweetness like syrup from canned fruit.