Mad_Ferret (660) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange amber with a creme white head with varying size on the bubbles.
Big aroma of tropical fruit and flowery hops. Mango, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, pine needles and cookies. Some buttery notes and caramel.
Taste is a fruit bomb with a smooth, sweet and robust malt base and a strong bitterness. Tropical fruit, caramel, citruspeel and dry herbs in the aftertaste. Eucalyptus or wormwood.
Medium body and carbonation.
avantdagare (143) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle served in a wine-tasting glass. 2" beige head, amber body. Nose: Lychee, grapefruit, mango, apricot, nuts, citrus and the slightest hint of raspberry hard-candy. Taste: Grapefruit, resin, apricot, orange-peel and a hint of pine. Dry, bitter after-taste. A little rough, but in a nice way.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Amber color. Perfumed caramelly and lemony aroma with notes of candy. Perfumed lemony hop flavor with caramel with aromatic biscuity maltiness and soft bitterness. A bit too sweet and caramelly for my taste.
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bager.
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, honey, hops and pine needles.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and cookies.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bager’s 30 kg. party. Clear brown - white head. Chocolate. Cocoa. Medium bitterness. Medium malty. Grassy. Light piney. Ok hoppy.
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Aroma: tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, citric, pine, spruce, sweet malts, vanilla, slightly peppery.
Appearance: amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing,
Flavour: pine, resin, grapefruit, big aggressive bite, somehow lacking complexity.
Mouthfeel: smooth, low co2.
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can best by 01/09/11, I much prefer when IPas have canned on dates.
It pours a deep caramel amber color with a foamy and creamy off white head that seems to stick forever.
The smell is good, but not spectacular. It has a lot of tropical fruit notes along with some herbal, grassy bitterness. It has a moderate sweet smell.
The taste is also good but not super amazing. It is pretty watery for the style. But it does have a nice hop flavor and a decent hop bitterness. The hops are perhaps a bit too grassy and vegetal though, the tropical flavor isn’t carried over. There is some pineyness but it seems off. It doesn’t seem to have a proper malt bill as ti ends up tasting like hoppy water.
The mouthfeel is way to under carbonated and watery for the style.
It is middle of the road for IPAs.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 09-01-2010 22:04:13
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Håndverkerstuene. Ruby beer, low carbonation. Pine, resin, grass and herbs. Dry medical/quinine finish.
Carlsson (9) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy red with floral, grapefruit in Aroma. Heavy hopbitterness with citrus. Caramel malt. A nice American Ipa!
Gusgus (233) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 2011-03-08. 7/3/7/4/14/ 3.5. Bottle. Hazy amber orange colour with medium white head. Fruity nose. A mix of citrus hops and yeasty esters. Dried apricots, lemon, slightly herbal, reminiscent of pizza. Oregano? Creamy malt aroma with some sweetness.
Nice full flavor with soft seet malt, dried fruits and citrus hops. Assertive finish with grapefruit sourness.
Very nice beer, but a bit too ’old school’ for my taste.
Update 2013-03-06. Can BB 12 Dec 13. This beer speaks of quality ingredients. The description is spot on. Pine and grapefruit wit a hint of dankness. Full bodied and highly drinkable.