andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark amber colour with a tight off-white head. Aroma is weak hops and sweet fruity malt. Flavour is fruity and sweet with a huge malt profile and a weak hop profile. Very non-american with very non-fruity hops. Ends on a bitter note with some malt sweetness lingering. Simple, straight forward and a nice try but..It doesnt quite work. Drinkable anyway, a decent strong ale.
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ På Besök, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit and pine needles. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, V:a Hamngatan
Hazy dark amber with a medium, white head.
Fruity, flowery aroma; sweet and malty.
The flavour is fruity; tropical fruits as apricots, pine-apple and also some notes of licorice.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Draught at Bishops Arms, V. Hamngatan, Göteborg.
Dark amber colour with thick, creamy head that lasts very long. Big, wide curtains are left inside the glass long after. There is sometimes a misconception about the colour amber, so go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber
for info. A malt sweetness is noticed vaguely in the aroma, but what is most predominant in the smell is canned pineapple or apricot. Tropical fruit it is nevertheless. Good start! The mouthfeel is huge, and that of a good Barley Wine, with almost jelly-ish characteristics,, with a flavour from huge additions of hops, where the bitterness just grows, becomes salty, and comes in waves, even long after swallowing. The finishing bitterness is huge, almost bizzare, in the way it just grows on you. On a personal level, that’s not a problem. Attenuation seems to be pretty low. There is band aid or phenols in the taste. This is not the West Coast 2IPA, due to the high levels of residual sugars and the salty hops . Tropical fruits feature also had to step back due to either the amount of bitterning hops or just plainly hops with a different feature. For a more balanced brew, aim for a better attenuation, by for instance adding table sugar in the kettle. Props to Mattias at Sigtuna though for brewing an 2IPA in Sweden!
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 First rating
Draught at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg
On June 21, 2009
Slight hazy copper color, creamy off-white head. Pineapple, fruity, creamy, hoppy scent. Sweet, hoppy, huge bitter taste. Citrusy. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, huge bitterness. I liked it at first, but it’s quite out of balance, also way too bitter. Works well as a small glass, but not more at the same time. The high rating is for the first impressions, would go down if I were to rate it along the way I was drinking the glass to finish it.
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, on July 15, 2009
Cloudy copper color, big off-white head. Malty, sweet,, caramel, bitter, hoppy scent. Malty, alcohol, caramel, bitter, hoppy taste. Bitter, caramel, alcohol aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
baggio (316) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy brownish color with big, white, head.
Aroma: Fruit, Pepper, Caramel, Alcohol, Grass.
Flavor: Citric notes, Pepper, Alcohol, Caramel, Dried fruit.
Palate: Very aggressive bitterness with a strong presence of alcohol.
This is just bitter with no balance to it at all. It could have used some more malt and a bit more fruity hops to make it a plesant experience.
hirigalzkar (2109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Eskilstuna Ölkultur. Ap: Orange. Big creamy white head. Ar: Tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit. Fla: Short lasting altough aggressive grapefruit bitterness. Ov: No real depth or finesse.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Eskilstuna Ölkultur, Sweden. Pours out in a shady hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Figs, apricots, , leaves, leafy hops and peppery alcohol in the oily aroma. Full-bodied with touches of sweet oranges, apricots, caramel, bitter grassy hops and peppery alcohol. Long warming bittersweet finish of over-riped oranges, caramel, grass and peppery alcohol.
Joakgust (760) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Sigtuna Brygghus - Hazy amber colored beer with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malty with hints of caramel, ripe fruits and litchi. Flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel, litchi, floral hops and alcohol. Full-bodied and dry. Not overly bitter for being an DIPA