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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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It’s Old Man Bitter

A mix of citrus and pine that will remind you of the time you went on a vision quest with your Native American cousin and you woke up in a pine grove full of grapefruit trees.

An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish.

Modus Hoperandi, an IPA sitting at 6.8% ABV and 65 IBUs.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (922) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle, 355ml - Clear amber beer with a yellow dark beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of nuts, caramel, hops and tropical fruits. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, grapefruit, pine and spices. Enjoyable, very much so. However it is rather unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Dark copper, thin head. Hoppy nose of citrus and grass. Tastes of strawberry, more grass, some pineapple. Feels a tad watery but the nice, dry, lingering finish saves the day. Top notch!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4876) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Amber with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit and some malt. Quite bitter and sweet taste with fruit, some nuts and malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2514) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle:
Pours a deep amber colour with a thick head. Lychees and gooseberries on the nose. Flavour is very bitter and has notes of fresh sawdust, resin and pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3460) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Somewhere in Chicago: Pours a good copper color with an off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops and sweet malts. I wasn’t as annoyed by the supposed sweetness of this beer as other people were. For me it was a pretty standard, but very well made IPA, without verging into the territory of hop slaughter. I felt as though it had a good body and a pretty good balance of flavor, so while the sweetness was there, to me, it complimented the other flavors. Not all IPAs have to be brutal, bitter bombs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5392) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
355ml Bottle - Copper with a small head. Pine, toffee, grapefruit and nuts in the aroma. Rather bitter, hoppy and tangy taste with notes of grapefruit, biscuity malt and toffee. The bitterness seems to fade in the finish and replaced with a slight sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9423) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2011
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2011)
6 Very typical sweet fruity hops, and sweet biscuity malts.
4 Coppery, small head.
6 Sugar-dominated, but a decent bitterness too.
3+ Slick and sticky. Fortunately the hops hold out for a nice bitter finish.
12 Pretty OK US IPA, but suffering from the slick sugariness that pancake and syrup munchers on the other side of the pond seem to like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7942) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
355 ml bottle thanks to rickgordon who got it from Systembolaget. Sampled on February 19, 2011
BB 2011-08-31
Hazy copper color, smallish off-white head. Sweet, lemon, hoppy, citrus, bread, malty scent. Some wet dish rag too. Sweet, sort of thin, bitter taste. Dry bitter aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 355 ml bottle @ O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours a clear copper colour without a head. Aroma of sweet fruits, citrus and American hops. Flavour of sweet hops, caramel, hay, syrup and pine needles. Medium bodied with a pleasant bitter finish. A sweet IPA without too much hops. 8-3-7-4-15 3.7

Fresh 355 ml can, numerous times.
Big piney aroma with moderate amount of caramel. Flavour is very bitter with piney, chewy, grapefruity notes. Very drinkable. The bitterness kicks in hard. Brilliant stuff. 8-3-8-4-16

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5495) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Mild Sierra Nevada-style citric and piey hop aroma wih some light caramelly malts. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced.


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