rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear charneol colour with rich hop-induced foam. Flowery citric nose along with grapefruit. Sweet black tea in flavour at first with a solid malty background in nice balance but being this an American IPA it gets to gentle for my liking. Pretty solid bitterness and getting dry and slight salty towards the end.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle from Systembolaget. A low and creamy blond top, over a near-clear ruby-shaded, amber body. Aroma is a nice mix of caramelly malts and fruity hops. Taste is sweet caramel malts, with a certain harshness to it. Distinct bitterness. Lemon-fruity and resinous hop flavor. Some sour tones underneath. Light astringent mouthfeel. Light to medium full. Oily/resinous hop finish.
Furseth (2003) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: hazy red colour, nice head. Aroma is fruity, flowery, and citrus. Sweet maltynes and à bit iron in the end. Flavor had à nice dry fruity/citrus mouth feeling, some iron and sweet maltynes. Medium body, medium dry fruity finish.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pour. Shows off light amber with a brief head. Citrus and spice notes show on the nose and then a deep spice (cloves/anise) drive the mid palate to a bitter finish.
VsXsV (2602) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pours medium off-white head. Clear, light amber/golden appearance. Smells off grapefruit, citrus, hops and pine with a lightly malty caramel background. Taste is bitter, just as an US IPA should be. Nice dry ending and medium body with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a well made IPA with possibly the coolest label ever. Gotta love the name of the brewery.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color with a mediumm, off-white head leaving some lacings. Resinous and mildly fruity aroma with some herbal notes. Some caramel in the taste. Medium-rich body. Good IPA, though missing that little extra to be top notch.
Nisse666 (4681) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB cons 2011-02-27 Göteborg
AR: butter, pine, grape fruit
AP: dark bronce more burned sugar, 3 cm frothy peach creame colored steady head
F: great bitternes/grape fruit, a bit salty, pine, loaded with carbonation, dry but then again fruity finish. Very fresh, I would amagaine that this one would suit some BBQ ribs :-).
Lovely lacings and a weird lable.
esp0r (2167) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Daje. Red with a thin white head. Grapefruit and orange peels in the aroma. Taste grapefruit and sweetness and fade to a very good bitter finish. Much good hops here. Very fruity
finol (2303) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Thin and unbalanced IPA. Hop bitterness, berry acidity and some caramell malt in the background.
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. This is my definite favorite in this release. Very nice fruity hoppy aroma with lots of grapefruit and citrus, lifted by a caramel malty body. The bitterness is also very nice and lasted a long time. However it seems to differ in quality. The first bottles I got where amazing, so I ran and bought 6 more bottles and they differed from around 3/5 to 4/5. Some of the bottles had lost hop aroma and also felt a bit overly alcoholic. I can live with getting a couple of bottles that aren’t quite up to my expectations, just as long as I get some more of the great ones, but at least I’ve warned you.