sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, - OCT 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 (Bottled, Batch 247, brewed July 15th, 2006) Muddy dark orangeish amber color with a smallish, tight and tanned head. Strong but smooth, very aromatic-hoppy, flowery aroma with sweet toffee notes. Reminds me of Young’s Special London Ale and Belgian ales, with a smooth American IPA feel. A beautiful, malty, complex and very aromatic-hoppy, grape-fruity flavor with fermented strawberries turns into bitter, ashy and dry towards the finish, but gives room for sourish fruit in the end. Full-bodied, smooth-malty, but very bitter palate with somewhat foamy carbonation. An excellent IPA with full body and strong, yet quite balanced hopping. Soo much more enjoyable sipped peacefully at home, than at the crowded SBWF from a shared bottle after so many other IPAs.
(Bottled@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005, was 7-3-6-3-14=3.3) Reddish amber with a very small head. Aromatic-hoppy, vegetably, slightly wineous and earthy aroma with floweriness. Initialy quite aromatic-hoppy flavor, with a long, dry and bitter-hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, bitter and aromatic palate with low carbonation. Hoppy, but not quite refined.
b3shine (3536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster (shared by phaleslu). Looks solid; a transparent gden orange with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of bitter hops and malt with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
oops (110) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange beer with a white head. In aroma - caramel, citrus. Tastes really good. Caramel, sweet, but nice bitterness in aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, oily and medium bodied.
Bozo_skeleton (278) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe orangee avec une carbo soutenue qui genere un collet dense et persistant.
Aromes fruites, principalement agrumes et fruits exotiques.
Manque un peu de rondeur, bonne amertume sur le final.
cyrilhenriquet (32) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely hoppy, no excessive bitterness, one of the few house favorite..................
Andy_ (389) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange hazy beer with a huge white head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma has tropical fruits, grapefruit, licorice and caramel sweetness. Flavor is caramelly sweet and fruity with a salty licoricy finish. Also a fair amount of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is thicker than medium and little oily. Moderate carbonation. There’s a whole bunch of yeast on the bottom of the bottle, but it’s really better to leave them there. I tried pouring them in for the very end of my glass but it made the taste only worse. All in all, it’s a really good tasting beer, like a model for a great IPA.
olliejobbins (619) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. pours a very hazy yellow with thin head. strong aroma of citrus and earthy dough too. smooth mouth feel. full of flavour. wheaty and citrussy.
BeerandBlues2 (8480) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, minty, and woody hops, light biscuit malt, pear and papaya esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light crisp malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
avantdagare (103) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 finger white head that sank to 1 finger, amber body. Nose: Peach, gooseberries, starfruit and pine. Aroma: Peach, oranges, malt, spruce, resin, kiwi, starfruit, soap, gooseberries and caramel. Long bitter ending.
Chudwick (1552) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours pale amber with white head and great lacing. Nose is resin and pine. Sip adds caramel. Decently hoppy but won’t rip your face off. Enjoyable with no frills.
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Grapefruit hop aroma burts from the hazy copper pour with a frothy white head and clinging lace. Crisp sweet fruit hop flavour. Grapefruit bitterness with syrup texture in the finish. Little soapy. Great beer.