ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy golden, firm white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma. Well balanced, medium bitterness. Good, but I liked the 2010 version more.
Nisse666 (6159) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Rerated at 3 små rum, cons 2011-02-18 (on tap thx to Jonas)
Bottle from SB cons 2011-02-15 Göteborg
AR: just maid (not Pepsi) grape fruite juice, pines
AP: clear copper colored body, wee frothy cream white head, great lacings
F: just maid (not Pepsi) grape fruite juice, pines, pineapple chunks, long bitteness, very fresh and balanced, heavy cabonation as well
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m having trouble not comparing this to the fantastic Amarillo Spring they released last year. However it doesn’t feel fair to compare last years best beer with a new release, so I’m going to try and put that aside. This is a single hop IPA with Chinook. It has a fairly light body and a strong yet pleasant bitterness. It has a herbal grassy hop aroma with some hay, citrus and grapefruit. It has a very high drinkability, both of the times I tried it I finished the glass faster then expected. I think it’s a combination of light body and mellow flavours. This is definitely a nice beer but I feel it’s missing hop aroma, might be something else as well. I just can’t get that satisfied feeling. On the plus side this beer has been very stable in quality, all I’ve tried so far have tasted the same, no off flavours and difference in quality.
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light clear orange body with a small white head. Nose is pale malts, peaches, hints of honey and grass. Smooth. Taste is more grassy hop tones, peaches and hints of spruce and caramel. OK and quite drinkable, but a tad bit boring.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. A brief, big-bubbled greyish-blond head, covering a shimmering orangey-golden body. Seducing and superfresh hop aroma; Peaches, apricot, oranges and flowers. Light sweet, perfectly rounded malt body, balanced by a fair amount of citrussy, tropical fruit-accented hops. Properly light-bodied and creamy in the mouth. Nice fruity hop finish. What a treat! Even better than the 2010 version. The ultimate session beer?
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a huge flufy off white head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is caramel, hay, hoppy, malty and piny. Acidy hoppy mouthfeel. Great hoppyness, fruity, sweet, floral and citric flavor. Very nice. Fruuity nice palate. Finishes with a great bitter longlived bite with a touch of fruity sweetness.
Kavu (4024) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is fruits and malts. Flavor is very bitter with very little malts and mostly just the hops. Pretty good.
daje (3982) - NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden with big white head. Good aroma with citrus, hops and caramel. Refreshing taste of orange and grapefruit, malt and grass. Very good bitterness and it all makes a good refreshing beer
sunevdj (3938) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bager’s -30 party. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Smells of hops and honey. Bitter and hoppy with some sweetness. Floral hops profile with hints of spruce. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied.
VsXsV (3904) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Clear, golden apperance with medium white head. Some lacing. Smells of pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, spices, floral hops and a little malt. Very nice aroma. The flavour has little or no sweetness and medium bitterness towards the end. Appropriate for the style. Medium bodied with bitter ending. This beer has a lovely aroma and good taste in a nice balance. Very good value for money.