Douberd (2285) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330 ml from Nisse666, thanks! Poured into a tulip, ABV 6.6%
Looks great, a very deep orange to I’d say red colour on the body, crystal clear, with a good sized off-white head, quite thick, with good retention, leaving heavy lacing around the glass.
Very fruity aroma, berries, sweet peaches, orange jelly.Nice, I’d like it a bit stronger.
Taste has caramel, oranges, floral hops, with a nice bitterness that becomes more intense on the aftertaste.
Medium body, good carbonation, quite dry palate.
alex_alkis (286) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 A confidence and self-evident IPA now that summer is here. The taste is clear and fresh, yet not "too much"
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sweden.Thanks to Lars.Try at Belgrade beer tasting. Pour it amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma of orange, fruits and slice of caramel note.Very nice IPA
ippopotamo36 (167) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In Belgrade at a private tasting event. Dark amber with a white foamy head, filtered. Nose of grass, hops! Nice body: amber malts, fresh fruit, hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Andy_ (683) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-orange clear beer with off-white head leaving lacing. Aroma is resiny piney and caramelly sweet with some crisp citrus on the background. Flavor is resiny, salty and caramelly. Palate is quite full and soft. Finish has a rather mild but quite long lingering bitterness. Perhaps not in the freshest possible form but still enjoyable and almost suitable for barley wine style slow sipping.
kwgl (51) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Luktar och smakar humligt men utan den där skarpa övertonen av humle som amerikanska ipor har - på gott och ont. Den är solid och god men saknar kanske lite karaktär som utmärker just denna bland andra ipor. Men ändock god.
jookos (2132) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber, clear. Very nice resinous hoppy piny caramel nose. Med body, real nice bitter balance. Feel rustic, nice caramelly. Very nice ipa. Resinous, nice piny.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
SperkeleForce (541) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 CL. Pours copper with white frothy lacing head and a nice fruity scent. Notes of pines, grass, citrus. Very easy drinkable and refreshing.
tfredvik (1118) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear medium amber body with a light tan head that reduces to a fully lasting layer, good lacing. The aroma is pretty strong and is well balanced between hops and malt, although it’s definitely very hoppy. Overripe tropical fruits incl. peach, caramel. Strong flavour of slightly overripe tropical fruits and caramel. Pine in the long-lasting heavy bitter finish, that follows the moderate to light sweet initial taste. There are also notes of bitter orange marmalade in the back (D’oh! I though I was an inventive rater that for once found an element that I very seldom get in beers, but now I see that the previous four raters all mention orange marmalade. Blast.). It’s a dry beer with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Top class!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]
mmahut (957) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, european local swap 5.0 with hackobock. Pours in clear darker amber body with low to medium frosty head. Aroma has biscuit character with intense floral background, dark fruits, light honey. Taste opens with high malty caramel sweetness with high earthy floral bitterness, grassy after taste. Body is full, oily texture, high carbonation. Very refreshing.