yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg. Pours clear, golden-orange, with a small, off-white head. Fruity hops, pine, resin and tropical fruits in the aroma. The flavor is citrusy and fruity, with mango, hops and pine. Slightly astringent, medium body. For a English ESB, it is very well hopped. Almost too hop-dominated. (060824)
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop,fruit, citrus. Flavour is hop, fruit, citrus. Bitter finish.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: mmmm, honey, flowery, very fresh hops. Appearance: cloudy, orangeyellow with orangetinted white head. Flavor: Bitter, pretty full-bodied, some sweetness, a little watery, soft & bready. Palate: lovely warming, smooth, nice, watery but full-bodied.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy amber with a creamy head. Citrusy and hoppy nose. Medium-bodied with a slight touch of caramel but everything is overpowered by a very distinct, citrusy hoppiness that also leaves a more than solid bitterness. A bit too raw bitterness for my liking. 240806
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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A bit hazy copper brown, off-white head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. Medium bodied, resin flavors. Very hoppy, strong bitterness in the aftertaste. But as being "only" 5,5% - extremely drinkable. I suppose that this IPA is made for American markets.
Sigmund (5054) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg. Bottle conditioned. Golden colour, moderate head. Hoppy aroma with notes of resin and honey. Hoppy flavour, notes of resin and grapefruit. Good beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma gives mainly malst though soem grassy hay. Taste is similar with some citrus coming through at times, very drinkable.
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottled at Old Eskil Ölkultur, Eskilstuna] Hazy golden, rocky head. Aroma of hay, vanilla and sulphur. Dryish with rounded mouthfeel and notes of citrus. Light herbal bitterness.
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught – Dark golden body, very small white head; Very nice hoppy nose – the British way; Bitter body with a very sharp carbonation; Bitterness is exploding in finish that is very hoppy dry, lots of aroma but 100% hopsack. Strange beer, quite unbalanced and quite extreme (particularly for a UK brew)
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a rather large foamy off-white head. THe aroma is floral hops and some wee bits of malt. The flavor is quite hoppy with little malt backing. THe palate is fizzy and thin. Quaffable and I do dif the hop profile just wish it had a bit more malt backbone to it. IMO, this should ne an IPA and not an ESB but I defer to the Brits that classified it as such.