Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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.
Moolesen (168) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Amber/golden with a white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with some pinetree nuances. Nice rich taste with the sweetness from the malt and a balanced bitterness from the hop. Light IPA style, a good drinkable one.
solvind (2) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: citrus, nesten grapefrukt.
Fint skum som varer. Fin rød-brun farge.
Balansert bitterhet. Alt i alt et godt øl.
Hugi (348) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber coloured and clear with a medium head. Fruity smell, a bit of apricot and a bit of malt. Fruity taste with a unpleasent note, probably celery.
Distinct bitterness with a full body.
Hermod (3084) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from SB. Amber color, thin white head. Tropical fruity, hoppy, citrusy, floral aroma. Flavor has grapefruit, floral, orange juice. Hoppy, bitter finish. Solid brew. Thinnish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
ejr (79) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fin kobberfarge med et hvit skum. Aroma av malt, sitrus, grapefrukt og tropiske frukter. Saken følger aroma, men aprikos utmerker seg mer her enn i aroma. Fin bitterhet i avsluttningen.
bengt500 (3) - - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastikt god öl, bra skum, bra färg, god eftersmak, aromatisk, lagom och trevlig bäska
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Nedre Mölla 27/6-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Hoppy, citrussy/grapefruit notes. Taste: Hoppy, grapefruit, pine needles, caramel, sweet. Body is medium, the finish is bitter with hoppy notes.
KM (328) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Grassy fresh hops in the aroma. Distinct hoppy flavour, sweet and fresh fruits. Balanced bitterness. Light sweet and bitter finish. (Påland, 26.06.2014)
DSG (5674) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Alexey and Refaela’s place. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Clear orange-amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citric hops, a bit stale. Flavor has some sweet malt, a bit caramelly, some fruitiness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
mattman522 (20) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well balanced medium pine hopped present but not overly malted flavor. Flavor hides the slightly high abv.