mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 (Re-rate, keg at Pikkulintu, 20130821) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, caramell and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy and bitter. A very nice malty IPA. No need to adjust the score.
(Draught at SOPP2008) Golden and clear. Small dense white head. Citric, hops and cowhouse in nose. Medium palate. Hops, citric flavours, grass, bitterness and fruitiness in taste. Long aftertaste with citric flavours and bitterness. Old rating: 8-3-8-3-15=3.7
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ EBF. Almost clear, yellow golden body with a small white head. Aroma has a fine citrus impression. Flavor is fruity like grapefruit with note of lemon and a fine sharp bitterness. Well balanced IPA.
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Akkurat.
Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, hops and caramel. Similar taste. On the sweet side with a bitter finish. A quite interesting beer.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Average light creamy like beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Cloudy golden – amber color. Aroma was good hoppyness with some fruit, caramel, and mild grainy feel. Over the palate came a bit more hoppy character the in the nose. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with some counter sweetness. Dry bitter finish. Very nice and highly drinkable.
Nisse666 (4023) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery cons 2013-08-01 Örebro
AR: fudge, tropical fruits, pine,
AP: hazy bronz, frothy crème beige head
F: fudgy, caramel, tropical fruit, buttery, oily, fresh
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Light copper-hued body, small white head. Nose is nutty malts, red berries and hints of oranges and grass. Taste is sweet nuts, caramel, almonds, grains, grass, hints of peaches and resin. Low on bitter/sweetness integration; the two feels as if standing side by side rather than being integrated features of the beer. Also, it does taste a bit...strange, in search of a better term. Full body, medium carbonation. OK, but far from the best Närke can do.
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruity hops, grass, resin and caramely malts. Taste is malty, caramely and sweetish with notes of resin and ripe fruity hops. Finish is malty and sweet. Quite malty and full bodied IPA.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear golden colour. Big frothy long lasting white foam. Huge hoppy aroma of lychee, blood grape and grass. Hoppy bitter and aromatic flavour of blood grape, pine-needles, lychee, lemon-zest and grass. Huge, almost inky bitter finish of grapefruit and grass. Hop fix de Luxe (AKA San Diego Style). Great!
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. This one pours a blurry deep wood golden body and it has a small quickly sidesticking light beige top. Nice sweet on the nose. Lots of caramelized caramel, lots of honey melon, some zesty fruity thing and some subtle grassy hops. It’s really sweet this! Loaded with malty sweetness it’s definitely on the sweet side of the scale. Really sticky on the mouthfeel and the carbonation is soft prickling. Lots if raisin sweetness also here. By all means it liking it, but it feels way to sweet for a ipa. Light mouthdrying finish and aftertaste. 25.05.2013
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ pikkulintu. Deep amber, white head. Pine, caramel, woody notes in aroma. Flavor has caramel, pine, sweet fruity notes. Bitter, quite maltdriven brew. Orange in the hoppy finish as well.
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