humulonimbus (10) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
whoops. someone forgot to add the hops during the boil. this is supposed to be an ipa but this isn’t even a pale ale. maybe i got a bad batch but at $7.50 a bottle at the lcbo it wasn’t getting a second chance
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes are somewhat balanced out, some sweetness and bitterness to it. Not very hoppy in taste. Some citrus in the aroma. Nice white head. (40 cl bottle)
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, says TAP 180810.
Amber with a creamy off-white head.
Aroma: fruity, some grass and nuts, peach candy.
Taste: sweet, toffee, fruity, candy, low bitterness.
Medium-bodied, above medium carbonation.
Tastes nice, but could have been fresher.
Psytron (1309) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. (This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
600ml Bottle: Aroma of malt and slight caramel. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, pretzels, caramel, and a hint of hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, pretzel finish.
laiti (5637) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
60 cl bottle. Rated on 30.8.2008
Aroma has fresh, exotic fruits but it is a bit thin for a IPA. Flavour has the same fruits, but also some toffee-like malt does occur. More APA or EPA than IPA. Refreshing!
esp0r (1974) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled shared at the brewpub
Copper clear, thick white head. Smells of malts, citrus, zests and grass. Taste is full malted, good sweetness. Finish has good hop bitterness
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber india pale ale with a light white head. Good Flowery hoppy beer.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ulla Winblad, Stockholm, Sweden. Aroma is quite rich with some caramel and a lot of tropical fruit. Pours a medium dark amber with a thick white foam. Taste is a little bitter and quite well balanced, but very very thin allover. More of everything and this beer would have been very pleasant but it feels a bit watered down. Mouthfeel is a bit thin as well, for an IPA this is not the oily thicker texture I am used to.
JanLaursen (3064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Pours amber with small white head. Smells strongly of caramel, sirop, exotic fruits and butter baked biscuits. The caramel-heavy sweet malt dominates the taste, the hops are mellow and has notes of grapefruit and peach. As an IPA its is rather low on bitterness. 5 or 6 years ago I found this beer challenging. Now I think it’s rather bland. Too sweet and malty for my taste.