Svesse (6894) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 22 Sep 2007) Pale amber colour with brief white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with orange, apricots and grapefruit. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of orange peel, mandarin, grapefruit and harsh notes of citrussy hops in the finish. Balanced sweetness. Very nice hop character and not overly aggressive. Great balance.
TBone (13851) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, small off-white head, some lace. Pine needles, fresh grass in the nose. Grassy, balanced, fruity flavor. Good session IPA.
Marsiblursi (3052) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours amber. Hoppy aroma with tones of pine, grapefruit and resin. Some more fruity tones of black currant, lychee, pineapple, apricot and strawberry jam are present. Light syrupy and light bready malt with a nice toasted touch. Hoppy flavour of pine grapefruit and light black currant. Good malty backbone. Light spicy. Medium bitter and dry. Soft and light crisp mouthfeel. Quite fruity. Lingering afterbitterness. Medium body. By far the best beer we have tried from this brewery
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear copper color with a persistent off-white head. The aroma led with some hops. Oranges, citrus, fruity hard candies and sweet malt. The flavor was sweet and malty with hops running through it. Nice and very drinkable. Light side of a medium body with a decent bitterness on the finish.
oh6gdx (22402) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@SBWF2007. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is flowery hops with some nectary and fruity notes. Flavour is rather grassy with some slight fruity notes.
omhper (20934) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy golden, airy head. Massive aroma of of sweaty lychees. The malt sweetness is dried out by massive amounts of hops. Chewy malt fight an uphill battle against the onslaught of aromatic, juicy piney hops. Really bitter finish. Seemless and fresh, very American in style.
swanmann (662) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 Jug poured clear hazlenut color. Complex hop aromas. Piney and potent. Medium bodied and dry. Pretty perfect IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, white head, diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, grain), heavy hops (flowers, spruce, orange), light yeast (sweat) with notes of apricot, apple and pear. Light bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Slothgar! Hazy, light orange pour with a filmy tan head, citrusy and floral hoppiness, with some banana and chardonnay dryness in the nose, very sharp citrusy bitterness, like biting into an orange. Weak finish, but a great IPA overall.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow-copper color. Thin, quickly dissipating head. Strong, sweet odor of apricots, grapefruit, and sweet hops. Very nice nose. Medium-bodied, light carbonation on the palate. Tastes of grapefruit, orange rind, apricots. Clean, lingering finish. This is a nice beer, not nearly as hoppy as the current breed of "extreme" IPAs. In fact, the hop bitterness is quite mild, too mild in my opinion. The pour and nose on this beer are better than the taste. Still, a nice, refreshing IPA.