Beer4000 (5046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle sampled April 2014. Unclear dark orange body with a fine off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with dry fruit, marmalade and slightly caramel. Flavor is sweet, rich malty, citric fruity, dry fruit, caramel malt and good bitterness. Medium body and quite bitter aftertaste with a malt base. Decent IPA on the malty side.
nihtila (1622) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3.3.2014. Aroma has US hops, and cherry or sth. Taste continues there. Bitter finish. Quite light and carbonated with a bit constrained bitterness.
TychoJames (465) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Frän och ganska kraffull doft av barr, hö och torkad frukt. Viss fruktighet.
Påtaglig bitterhet i smaken med tallskott, sirapslimpa och torkad frukt.
Hopmaestro (457) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sweet and malty. A pretty heavy sweetness even. Taste is as sweet as a mouthful of hay together with over ripe canned tangerines
jmgreenuk (5716) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Systembolaget Hansacompagniet, Malmo. Poured a hazy reddish amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is bretty sour citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sour with a crisp refreshing brett yeast light hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. The most sour bretty "IPA" I ever had, but rather drinkable all the same.
Svesse (6895) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with caramel, orange peel, apricot marmalade, a touch of resin and floral, citric hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, orange peel, resin, apricot marmalade, grapefruit and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Fairly bitter, but quite well balanced with a good dose of caramel malt. Nice one.
abergdahl (90) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it, Amber clear with white thick head..perhaps a bit sweet but I with a full malty aftertaste. Not bad at all and I like that it is not as hoppy as most west coast IPAs, it is perhaps in that respect not so west coast. Almost reminds me of a boston ale...
humlelala (1101) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget; BBD: October 2014) Interesting to taste an IPA brewed by Don Barkley but a bit peculiar that it has been revied only by Scandinavian raters. Pours a semi-clear amber with two finger tan head. Decent retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is resiny with perhaps some leafy, earthy hints of hops and a note of candy sugar. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium to full body and a lingering finish. Flavour is rather sweet for what they call a west coast IPA. This must be pretty old school if so. I’m much more partial to the dry, hop-forward IPA’s and it seems to me there is not much aroma in this one disappointingly. Could be due to age also.
visionthing (3532) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
335,5cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Fairly malty aroma with notes of over ripe fruits, caramel, pine and hints of citrus. Not very fresh, but still fairly okay. Medium sweet with fruity and malty flavours and a moderate bitter finish. Quite okay, but hardly anything to write home about.
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel, peaches. Flavour is hop, caramel, peaches, malt, grass, citrus. Medium to full body. OK beer.