OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Filmy offwhite head. Hazy orangey-golden, soft carbonatied body. Moderate fruity hop nose together with whiffs of toffee/cream-caramel. Sugary malt flavor. Mild hopbitterness. Light to medium body. Fruity acididty and light bitterness in the finish.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Amber with white head. A nice IPA! Floral and well balanced. Low co2 and slightly metallic.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white coarseish head. Paleish yellow body. Resiny straw aroma with fruity notes and some roasted almonds. Dry-sweet roasted almonds and dry straw taste with resiny notes. Dusty mouthfeel. Dry grainy chalky aftertaste.
The owner of Tre Små Rum (Reza) gave me a sample from bottle as well, to go with the draft version I ordered. That had a lot more aroma with more emphasis on fruit and malts. The taste was not more powerful than from draft, but showed the same difference in emphasis. The bottled version was also lightly acidic and rubbery. I preferred the draft version.
(0.3l draft at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg.)
olek (25) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber colour with a small white head. Orange and hops in the nose. Fresh fruity taste with a nice bitter finish. Low carbonation
pilsnerrogge (2285) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Amber colour, low but firm head. Dusty hops on the nose. Flavour is caramel and well balanced hop bitterness.
brontebeach (75) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. 5.4%. Light golden appearance with a slightly soapy head. Balanced but light on taste with a slightly metallic short finish.
Theis (11355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Bishops Arms, Malmø. Clear amber - white head. caramel, light sweetness,nice bitterness, grassy. Is it a british style IPA ???
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Pours a nice clear golden color, and has a very nice offwhite head. Aroma brings fruity notes, but most of all hops and some yeast. Grassy, hoppy flavor, spicy, a bit fuity.v Quite hoppy finish but still a rather laid back IPA.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Loved the porter at last year’s Stockholm beer festival but was a little disappointed with this lightweight IPA. On draft at the BA in Trollhättan. Poured like a nitro brew, with a huge creamy head and cloudy orange body (defect?) A suggestion of oranges in the taste, but drowned out by the buttery diacetyl flavours. Don’t think this beer was in optimal condition.Very little hop bite, which considering today’s trends in IPAs is a missed opportunity for this young microbrewery.
thomat (1590) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, pale amber with a small white head. Malty and fruity tones. Flowers, malt and hops. Medium body with a long, bitter aftertaste.