marcus (7819) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours copper with an attractive orange beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a very smooth caramel malt flavor with some fruit and lots of toffee. Nicely balanced with a great hop profile.
Steve_0 (3486) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour at Zwanzee Day ’12. Thanks Aaron! Pour is clear orange with a small white head. Grapefruit, bread, biscuit, and orange in the aroma. Taste is light cardboard, grapefruit peel, citrus, cereal, and bread with a light bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad but seems a bit old.
Psytron (1609) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 Smell of hops. Copper colour, beige to orange head. Aroma of hops, light bitterness, overall very light in flavour. Some citrus, orange peel.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A textbook example of a caramelized fruity resinous IPA. Good beer
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase from a Swedish Systembolaget
The look: Clear deep golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The medium intensity hoppy nose is fruity hops (mangos, grapefruits, lemon zest, apricots) with hops resin. Taste has a typical but always pleasant toasted caramelized malts, very clean body, not too much caramel, fresh baguette bready sensation. And of course a generous amount of fresh fruity hops (mangos, grapefruits, lemon zest, apricots) with medium resinous character and also some green pine-needles. Bitterness level is pretty high and it is a bit sticky/resinous, tasty but not super-refreshing. This is once again a Swedish textbook example of the style, and that’s how I’ll remember my pub crawling and bottle shopping in Sweden, lots of expertly brewed quality clean beers, textbook examples that do not “try anything”. Very good beer even though I’ve probably had 50 very similar ones before. Another good beer from Oppigårds, one of the most popular micro in Swedish, a country where 4 out of 5 people make up of vast majority of the population.
Senap (494) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bra beska. Fin kopparfärg. Karaktäristisk smak. En modern svensk klassiker! Ett säkert köp för en lyckad ölkväll! Efter en kväll på SMÖF 2012 var detta en avslutning som knäckte det mesta på mässan!
Grima (2202) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Cunningham, huge thanx maaaaaan!!!
The beer in the glass is light amber colored with a flat, fine white head. It smells citrus-hoppy, slightly spicy, fruity and sweet in the background. Starts with floral hops, combined with lots of herbal aroma, a sweet fruitiness and a slightly bitter spiciness. The middle part is hoppy and fruity, with lots of grapefruit, orange and some pine. Goes into a hoppy-bitter, very fruity finish with some pinewood and herbal notes!
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very strong citrus, pines, elder hop aroma. Nothing subtle here and thats how I like it. After it has been still for a while, the aroma dies a bit and the fruit goes away. Classy beer and usually beer that tastes this good is stronger. Bitterness and sweetness nicely balanced.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is a little bit fruity and spicy. A nice bright spicy hoppiness with a touch of herbal/peppery fruit. Grapefruit and other tropical character. Fresh hoppiness with just a touch of soft malt character. Very clean bitterness along with a touch of herbal flavour. This hop has changed so much over the years, but it’s pretty damn tasty in this brew.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired via trade with _angst_...thanks Alex! Beautiful golden tangerine pour with loads of 24 karat and a tightly packed ivory crown. Fragrant citrus, freshly cut grass, earthy, and with a touch of floral. Mouth puckering tart grapefruit, just squeezed orange juice, and lemon zest in flavor. Again get some depth from the dank, dusty hops. Just enough honey-baked biscuit for balance. Medium mouthfeel. Love the assertiveness of this one despite its lower ABV. Very well done!
CanCrusher (759) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - OCT 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Clear copper colour with small beige head, that slowly sits into a nice crown. Aroma is very pleasant - sweety/bitter. Something sweet like strawberries, bubble gum, flowers, caramel and bitter grass, hops, grapefruits. Bitter aroma is in minority. Taste is not sweet at all. It’s moderate bitter to heavy bitter in the aftertaste. Beer with medium body, dry texture and soft carbonation. Excellent!