fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before Apr 2014
Hazy amber color with small sized compact head. The aroma is initially earthy, followed by quick hop resins, then some cheese and metal. Good body strength, still it has a good drinkability for this gravity; caramel and toffee flavor, moderately sweet, with very strong bitterness; the hop is very resiny but also still fruity.
Not extra fresh, but very enjoyable.
lopisar (241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper red with a white yellow small head. Really nice color. Citrus, resin, pine and som caramel.
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget shared with Simonsen & Carsten
Copper murky, beige head. Smells of pine cones, honey, citrus zests, juicy fruits and malts. Medium to heavy sweet, woody and piney, oily texture. Heavy bitter, piney and zesty; lots of resins. Delicious stuff
hackobock (2423) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma has resin, orange peel, caramel. Taste is sweet malt with light acidic notes (white wine barrel) and a medium bitterness, a touch of alcohol in the finish.
kaser (4614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had from bottle for breakfast at broadway cellars. Very cloudy dark orange with thin white head. Thick. Pine and hoppy aroma. Simple taste. A monster IPA. Almost syrupy. Good way to start off a Saturday
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is quite hop forward with some very bitter resiny hops dominating and making for a very bitter aroma. Taste is also decently bitter, though it tastes a little old, like the hops have turned a bit. Decent, but seems a little too aged.
Simonsen (923) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
flaske fra bestillingsutvalg system bylaget. drukket med sp0r og Carsten. lys karamell farge, medium karbonert.hvit skumtopp. smaker karamell, malt,toffee,rosin,løv, jord,sitrus,urter, vanilje, tre. meget god ipa
bitterbrewer (53) - Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber orange pour. Piney hop aroma. Nice piney resinous hop taste with malt accent and moderate bitterness.
circinus (267) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearish amber with very thin tan head. Caramel, sweet malt, grapefruit, citrus, some warmth. Slightly sticky. Nice bitterness.
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). I must start by saying: Fuck Napa Smith’s commercial deScription! Certainly this is a good beer ..! but not like their deScription. The hops are prominent, but not extreme, they have a nice mellow tone that fits well with the malt flavor. Bitterness is soft and subdued, in a very nice way. This is not an extreme hop bomb, but rather a well-balanced IPA. The taste is sweet malt with hints of caramel, overripe fruit and figs mixed with hops. The aftertaste is a bit oily bitterness. What I really like about this beer is the subdued tone in both the smell and the taste!