notalush (5073) - 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 (2582) - 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 (15378) - 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 (4982) - 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 (3046) - 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 (13903) - 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 (6506) - 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.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden with orange edges. Dryish aroma of grapefruit and grass. Hoppy and bitter flavour of grapefruit, grass and pine-needles. Long bitter finish of grapefruit and salt.
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yelllow color, small white head. Grapefruit hoppy nose. Grapefruit-pine needles in the flavor. Long bitter aftertaste. Good balanced quality IPA but without character.