Abrakarl (422) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The boquet is incredible. Flowers, citrus and pineapple. However it is a bit too much when it comes to the flavour. The tongue almost rolls back.
danlo (2602) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours an orange gold amber colour with a white foam head leaving lots of lacing. Nose of mango, orangey, pine, dank hops. Flavour is malt caramel, sweetish, with mango, orange citric, pine, resiny hop and earthy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy hoppy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, medium size dense white head, rich sticky lacing around the entire glass. Sweet malty and fruity aroma, papaya, citrus, orange, bread and pine. Velvety mouthfeel. Malty sweet bready taste, caramel, sugar, resin, orange marmalade. Warming finish with nice pine bitterness, still a bit too much on the sweet side.
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burk systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Doft av citrus, barr, hö och pomerans. Liknande i smak. Humlig med bra tryck i beskan. Något spritig och bitter. Ett stort plus att den inte så söt som många dipor kan vara
HenrikO (34) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and boozy. Marmalade, citrus pith, grapefruit, thick and bittersweet. Ends as it begins, with a strong booze burn.
alkolas510 (1197) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bärnstensfärgad med stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar tropisk humle, alkohol och lite maltigt. Fyllig med lagom beska. Bra dipa som inte smakar för mycket karamellmalt!
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bomber with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of oxidized caramel malt with a boozy finish and a hint of earthy citrus hops. Would like to try it fresh.
Hopmaestro (1306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from SB: Aroma is malty although with a medium hoppiness. Citrusy and orange peely. Taste is mid/heavy sweet, orange marmelade, citrus peels and with a quite deep dark fruity sweetness. Quite supressed in the overall appearance.
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, amber color with a three finger high, white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
The glass - That’s right! I got som glass from @orrefors Sweden to try with my beers.
So here it is - Orrefors IPA glass with SKA Decadent Imperial IPA in it.
After Spigelau released the IPA glass I think the "glass-makers" in the world suddenly woke up - There is so much more than just a "beer"
I would with my experience of 30 year in wine- and whisky-tasting that there is so much more flavors in a craftbeer to find than in a great whine or single malt... I KNOW all you whine and whisky-lovers out there - Now it’s war! ;)
The glass has the "Tulip" shape of a beer-tasting glass so the aromas of the beer will increase to your nose.
I think it’s easy to hold the glass, at least with my hands. It’s easy to swirl the beer and get the most out of the nose.
Saying that I must say that I love the craftmanship of Orrefors!
if you love craft beer you probably love craftmanship in any area (at least I do!)
Oh! I think I’m going far, far away from the beer review now!
Where was I....
Nose: Orange marmalade, citrus, caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, honey and syrup - A LOT of sweetness!
Taste: Orange marmalade again, orange zest, caramel, sweet caramel malt.
Mouth: Sweet, round, soft body. Bitter ending. Light to medium carbonation.
I like this beer but it’s too sweet for me (and I like sweet beers!)
Pedro_Pinho (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow/orange with a lacy white head. Aroma is hops, more hops and citrus/pine. Taste is refreshing while intense. Alcohol is showing its presence. Not bad, but also not outstanding by any means. Rather standard double imperial IPA.