mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Bishop Arms Folkungagatan, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of vegetal notes, some herbal hops, and a thin malt backbone -- doesn’t smell so invigorating. Flavour is very dry more elegant than the nose suggests, with herbal hops, some resin and pine, and dry biscuity malts. A little too vegetal for me, but still refreshing and a solid IPA. Decent stuff.
wyzzywyz22 (1996) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Dark golden pour with a small off white head. Nice fragrant hoppy beak. Grapefruit, peach and oak notes in the flavour. Plenty of bitterness delivered. Solid IPA. The only drawback was it made me think of my ex-boss who was Swedish so loses a point for that.
konungen (73) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar guldfärgad öl med ett ljus beige skum. Humlig doft med fruktighet, karamell, lätt maltighet. Bra humlebeska i smaken, hintar av sötma. Flaska.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hopmaestro (157) - 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 (1696) - 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 (159) - 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 (1988) - 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 (1458) - 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 (3166) - 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 (1179) - 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]