jolo (870) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 25cl. A clear orange colour with a medium high, creamy, beige head. An aroma of malt, bread, caramel and citrus. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily and creamy texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration. A fresh and well balanced DIPA.
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En frisk IPA med tydlig beska och humletoner. Bärnstensfärgad, maltig, karamellig med smak och doft av honung.
kryon (1323) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours amber with low white head
aromas are there but not much. some citrus, slight caramel.
taste? is this an iipa? it has no power. it has no gut. quite lame to be frank. however overall an ok beer but when I drink an iipa I expect much much more.
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep red clear colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominated of sweet maltynes, dusty, citrus, fruits, orange peal.
Flavor had creamy mouth feeling of sweet maltynes, a bit caramelly(?) dry hopy ending with a nice balanced mediumbody, sweet maltynes. This is an Dubbel IPa I want to try in taped from a cask. Can Imagine it will have a little moore complexity then. Enyway, well done!
VsXsV (2142) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, dark amber liquid with medium, foamy off-white head. Looks like a DIPA should. Aroma of grass, citrus, tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), soap, grapefruit, caramel, lemongrass and some cereal/bready malt. Not as pungent as I like my DIPAs, a bit too laid back. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of marmalade, tangerine, candy and caramel. Some pine as well. Nice taste, though a bit metallic bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation and a little too light mouthfeel. OK DIPA, but I would prefer more hops in the aroma and a bit thicker mouthfeel.
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber/light red with an inch dense white head. Grapefruit and some resin sweetness, some dried fruit as well. Hop bitterness all the way through with some fruitiness and malt sweetness. A bit to thin mouthfeel for me.
Original rating: 7-3-6-3-15=34
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from systembolaget, at home. Helsingborg, April 2012.
Dark orange, almost read. Off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with some resinous and grapefruit-like hop characteristics. Quite sweet as well. Something slightly buttery, fusty in the aroma unfortunately. The taste is nice though and it reminds me somewhat of an east coast IPA. Very malty but with a rich taste and some great bitterness. Very balanced!
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours armber with medium white head. Aroma is citrusy, fruits, grape. Taste is citrusy and pineapple. Big bitterness. Ok beer.
slakemythirst (189) - - APR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus. Grape och sockerbitar (godiset) i doften. Höga förväntningar på denna brygd. Bra kropp och lång eftersmak..anar lite akaciahonung i sluttampen. Slutsats: Lite besviken..förväntade mig en humlebomb..men istället fick jag en lite blygsam "inte så dubbel" ipa,
CarlJonas (209) - 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.