duff (5484) - Copenhagen, - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A nice enough beer, but not really that hoppy. Sweet barley malt character, with a subtle hit of citric floral hops in the finish. Very drinkable, but not complex or interesting.
Erasmus_ro (1289) - 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 (1711) - 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 (1056) - 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 (233) - 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 (2622) - 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..
Lawger (83) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber coloured and clear with a finger of white head. Moderately aromatic on the nose with citrus, bananas, limezest, flowers, hay, soft maltiness and a slight yeasty note. Medium bodied on the palate, fresh hoppiness with a kick of bitterness towards the middle. Pleasant IPA but nothing really special.
fajry (397) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flasa - MisoW. Tmavo oranzova farba, biela pena. Vona sladovo sladka, ovocna, jemne citrusove plody a zlahka chmel. V chuti sladova sladkost, karamel, ovocne tony, cerveny pomaranc a prijemna horka dochut.
ramboraffe (343) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is sweet malty and bitter hops. Some roasted notes. Taste is bitter and sweet. Some coffee.
SimonTja (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clean, not bad at all, good bitterness, nice aroma, a lot of resiny feel to it, but also clear grapefruit. One of their best beers by far.
nazzty (906) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The palate is completely bombarded by the flavors and in a weird way, Nils Oscar still managed the feat to balance this up to a very well made IPA.