CarlJonas (200) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle. Clear amber with a thin white head. There’s some grapefruit in the aroma together with a little caramel? The taste is mostly grapefruit bitterness balanced with some malt sweetness, but it’s the bitterness that stick with you in the long run. Nice full mouth-feel, especially considering the relatively low ABV. Dragets used to be a little too sweet so this is a definite improvement over previous years.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Akkurat, sweden. Amber to light brown coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Fruity floral infused (almost like rose watter hinted) and clear hoppy hints. Medium to full palate. FInish is sweet fruity with a light dry bitter ending. Not bad.
esox (951) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Amber, slightly cloudy beer with creamy head. Resiny and floral hop notes, some citrusfruit, a touch of biscuits, caramel and yeast. Dry, slightly caramelly maltiness. Herbal bitterness. A bit thin on every aspect for a DIPA.
TEJA (1197) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
No head and a light brown color. Huge grape aroma that really over powers the sences. The grape is also dominating the taste and is one sided. Big bitterness.
_angst_ (2275) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Ölrepubliken. Pours clear amber/copper red with a creamy head that leaves lots of trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is rather subtle, slightly sweet and malty with pine and orange zest. Taste is sweet, slightly stale, bitter and malty with lemon peal, grass and pine. Finish is pleasant, slightly dry and slightly bitter with grapefruit.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from a.trade with Per. Amber Orange color with a small, lacing beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruity hops. Citrus, grapefruit, grass,pine,elderflower. Very bitter aftertaste with long duration.
thomat (1845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a medium off-white head. Fruity and flowery notes. Malt, hops and fruit. Medium to full body with a long, balanced finish.
Vignale (1752) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Relativt tunn och snäll för att vara en DIPA. Humlen är ju närvarande men man förväntar sig mer. Egentligen ett väldigt bra öl, fin aromhumle mot lite söt maltpalett och efterbeska som ligger kvar i munnen länge.
Benzai (6268) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma July 30 2011. Clear reddish, amber colored, small white head. Smell hops, fruit, grapefruit and bitter. Taste really good, very hoppy and bitter. Very good carbonation, very good balanced, medium to full body.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml bottle (?, Stockholm) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
6 Very biting nettley aroma. Pleasant but bodes of being oppressive.
3 Bold orange, almost no head, as it just fizzed away.
7 Amazingly bitter-orange retronasals. Huge biting bitterness. Some dry woodiness too.
4 Waxy palate due to the combination of the carbonation and the viscosity. Finish continues the tingly bitter hoppiness from the taste. It actually is a very good sipper, not too potent to be oppressive.
14 I feel like I’m under-rating this, there’s nothing that doesn’t say "very good beer". But it’s missing the wow factor by quite a way. To be honest, I’d rather have the Meantime IPA with both lower octane and a bigger bottle.