Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Canned, Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2009) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with apricots, orange and citrussy hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of orange, apricots, mandarin and fresh, citrussy hops in the finish. Medium body, a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty beer. Nice.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on tap at the Bistro 12th Annual IPA Festival on 8/8/09. This IPA pours an orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and citrusy. A medium to light bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and citrus. The hops are floral and herbal. A little sweet tasting, with a little bit of pineapple at the finish. Mild to medium bitterness. Nice balance. Descent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can-tarde w/blutt59. Clear off orange color w/a moderate white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavors of pine & floral hops, some citrus, & a little bit of a malt finish. Nice balance, not an overpowering hop bomb. Smooth & refreshing brew, long finish. Good basic IPA, thanks Bob!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dull orange pour, nice head with some lacing. Citrus aroma, not too sweet, nice and dry, grapefruit hop flavor, some pepper, resin, mellow, great drinker.
zizzybalubba (1622) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. (thanks to Austin for bringing me one of these). Golden orange pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of pine and tangerines. Good bitter hop flavor. Not too sweet but still nicely balanced. This is a very good IPA. It will not blow you away but it is very good.
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear amber, with a one-and-a-half finger, beige head, good and lasting lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, toffee, and more floral hop notes. Medium body, zesty and medium dry. Flavor of bread with a little bit of toffee, pine resin, and hints of citrus and grass. Long lasting medium bitter finish.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice, complex, malty IPA. It’s backed up by a very English hop character. The aroma is a little lacking, but the palate is a playground of subtle flavours. Nice earthy bitterness with notes of marmalade, and sweet malts creating a comforting sensation. Not the US IPA I was expecting, but a very nice beer anyway.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can thanks to the great bhensonb. poured gold with a white head and some good lacing left behind. aroma of pine, citrus, and peach. flavor was citrus, pine, and pepper. light body with medium carbonation. thanks again bill!!
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got it in a can. Light orange color with light head and good lacing. Very hop heavy nose. Very smooth almost sweet taste with floral undertones and a light hoppiness. Light beer with a surprising amount of depth in the body. A very nice surprise coming out of a can.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 Can from Ryan Thomas (HI) Poured a light yellow orange color, decent head. OK aroma of floral hops. Taste is nice floral notes with a decent bitterness to it. Not over or under done. Really easy to drink. Light in texture....Overall a decent IPA from HI... Thanks again RT!