GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 650ml bottle. Bright golden. Incredible, smooth pillowy head. Biscuity malt overshadowed by perfumy, grassy hops. Very nice aroma. Crisp refreshing hop flavour, a very balanced bitterness. A slightly lighter body than I’d like, lacking the intensity of the hop aroma that I really want in an IPA, but it’s a delicious, balanced beer. One of my favourites in Halifax.
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate notes of straw and nutty for the malts, moderate hop notes of perfume, pine and a little orange, light leather and soap for the yeast, and white wine and cherry in the background. Head is small, white and creamy with good lacing and is moslty diminishing. Color is clear amber. Flavor is lightly sweet and moderately acidic to start, and finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, oily and has a soft, almost flat carbonation. A good IPAwith some non-IPA characteristics. I remember this beer beer being better on draught, so I’ll have to re-rate it next time I’m at the local pub.
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to JoeMcphee - my notes are a bit limited on this, but I need all the Canada ratings I can get - aroma of skunky european hoppiness, with this malt and floral notes - the flavor is quite gentle and subdued, with notes of honey and wildflower - a kind of stale hop flavor (I noted "fuggles," but perhaps not) - buttery in the finish - meh.
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee with the ill Canadian hook ups. I mean really, I would never get to try all this fine Canuck beer if it was not for him, thank you very much Joe (oh yeah, blame Canada). 22oz bomber pours a dark golden color. Aroma is apple-like hops with some musky-lagered aspects. Taste is a a bit thicker malt biscuit with plenty of light hoppiness.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-21, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Hazy golden color. Very nice aroma, hoppy, buttery, creamy, perfumy, fruity. Good body structure, sweet malt flavor, good hopping. Very good!
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-20, 6-3-7-4-14=34
Hazy blond color. Light hoppy aroma. Nice flavor, with light malt, good toffee, lightly buttery, quite sweet. Pleasant.
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy hop aroma and flavor finishing with excellent hop bitterness. The malt backbone keeps this from being one dimensional yet maybe a bit thin. Not as hoppy as I’d expect for an IPA but still nice!
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65 l bottle. Copper color with long lasting head. Sweetish, flowery, lemony and fruity aroma with notes of blackcurrant. Malty, bittersweet, honeyish, flowery-fruity and perfumed flavor. Nice soft carbonation. Excellent high quality IPA.
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours golden. Hoppy and fruity aroma of apricot, pine and stale flowers. Nutty, almond-ish and light caramelly toffee like malt profile. Hoppy and fruity flavour with a pretty massive but somewhat stale tea like hoppiness. Good, clean and sweet malt backbone. Dry, grapefruity medium bitterness. Medium bodied.
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Clear amber - white head. Grassy, piney, caramel, light sweetness, citric, "Lawn". Malty/dry/bitter finish.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep 2007) Pale amber colour with brief white head. Fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, rubbery hops, grapefruit and pineapple. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, pineapple and loads of citrussy hops in the finish. Hops are more evident at the back of the tongue than in the nose. Very nice and hoppy beer.