Tmoney99 (11711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This a good brew.
anders37 (18914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ chriso. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grassy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy grassy finish.
Scopey (8552) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Chriso’s Fullers-Gales tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours clear orange, with a thin off-white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, marmalade, spice and sweaty sock. The taste is orange, tangerine, mango, hay and grass, with a dry, leathery finish. Medium body and (overly) high carbonation. Ok, but not outstanding.
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a white head. Smells very floral with pine and citrus. Taste has caramel, citrus, flowers, nuts, and a bitter dry hop finish. This is not bad, but not one of my go to IPAs.
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Olivier Twist, Stockholm. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of spicy hops, somewhat meaty and sweaty with a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is. Bitter hoppy but also quite spicy and a bit strange sweaty. A bit out of balance. Strange brew.
omhper (20763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber, rocky head. Intensely citric with tangerine, grapefruit and lychee. Solid bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Salty grapefruit with backed by clean, slightly caramelly malt, followed by long bitterness with resiny undertones. Thoroughly solid IPA.
gyllenbock (5668) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Oliver Twist, February 2012.
Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Very hoppy and bitter. Notes of alcohol and metal. Drinkable but far from the best IPA out there.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy medium amber, with very little head.
The aroma is markedly hoppy, quite floral, spruce, apricots, grapefruit/orange peel, pine resin, caramel, slightly grainy.
Off-dry, medium body, medium to high bitterness, remarkably low CO2.
The taste is just as hoppy, quite fruity, lots of apricot and grapefruit, caramel, floral/spicy notes, I pick up something like Sorachi (?). Quite long finish, with a lingering bitterness. Straightforward, not fantastic. (2012-02-29)
Svesse (6857) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with orange peel, caramel, treacle toffee and slightly earthy hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of orange peel, caramel, treacle and hints of earthy hops and pine needles in a dry, quite bitter finish. Medium body. Solid and well made IPA.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a medium creamy white head. The aroma is faint citrus, pine, grass, and candy. The taste is hoppy and earthy with good hop bitterness and there’s a long dry, bitter finish. The bitterness is definitely at the level of American IPA’s, but this one is more like an English IPA. Good balance with the malt and a medium heavy body and nice lasting mouthfeel. I’d prefer American hops, but this one is pretty good as-is.