Hopmaestro (1281) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of lychees, grapefruits with a rich, malty backbone breaking through. The taste that comes from its slightly oily texture, is heavy and yet well balanced. Sweet tropical fruits and dry bitterness fight together all the way with the bitterness as the sole winner in the end after a long, sweaty fight. Really tasty brew this one.
MisoW (3202) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cunningham, many thanks. Pours deep golden color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, tangerines, grapefruit. Taste is full of grapefruit, medium bitter, lightly sweet, malty, hints of caramel.
JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På flaska från bolaget. Guldfärgad klar vätska utan skumkrona. Luktar en aning karamell. Smak av bröd,karamell med en bra balans av beska.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: heavy, fruity, alcohol, hoppy.
TASTE: hoppy, fruity, decent!
solvind (4) - - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lite aroma i forhold til tørrhumlingen som er beskrevet.
God bitterhet. Kunne vært mer av alt, men en god ipa.
Erasmus_ro (2512) - Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, BBE 01/08/14. Pours an auburn amber with a good-sized, beige head. Aroma is caramelly and piney, somewhat citrusy. Taste is a fairly strong caramel, but there’s pine and resin too. A light citrus and grapefruit. Full and fairly strongly carbonated. Well-executed, but the hops could be stronger, even if it is close to BBE date. As it warms up, the toffee, caramel and even nuttiness really starts to dominate. Better drink cold.
Stuu666 (10620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is pine, caramel, taste is bitter, juicy fruit.
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear, medium amber body with an off-white head that leaves some remnants on the glass. Rather strong aroma that is surprisingly malty. I get lots of sweet caramel, with generic fruits in the back, traces of tropical fruits and hints of overripe orange. Strong flavour of caramel in front, moderate generic fruity notes, a good amount of citrus, both grapefruit and orange, and finally I get some resin in the long-lasting, rather heavy bitter finish. Despite the moderate to light sweet initial taste the texture is rather dry. Mid-bodied and moderate carbonation. A nice beer, but calling this malt bomb "Hop Yard IPA" is very misleading. Even if the beer was far from fresh.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]
Gaultier (1502) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Grengatan 19/6-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Fruity, banana, some malt. Taste: Dito + quite sweet, medium bitterness. Body is medium, finish is medium dry and bitter with some sweet notes.
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget Strömstad. Pours a misty orange golden body with a small tanned head. Pleasant dried fruits, marmelade and hoppy pollen on the nose. Hoppy leafy bitter and a caramel sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Earthy notes towards the end and a dry tongue. Mellow and well balanced. Pretty good stuff that I´d gladly have again..