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.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours hazy orange, thin off-white head, spotty lacing, to good. Nose is mandarin orange, grapefruit, metal, a bit grapefruit-preserve or grapefruit-syrup smelling. Flavours of sweet mandarin orange, grapefruit syrup, nice light pine notes, solid bitterness, spicy finish. An alright IPA in a style I like, could be just a touch drier.
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Finland.
Deep golden colour with small white head.
Fruity tea-like hoppy aroma. Quite delicious.
Flavour is rather mildly hopped. Fruit tea like. Some bitterness.
Very drinkable IPA. Some staying bitterness in aftertaste.
daje (2633) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with esp0r.
Amber red, tiny white head with a small amount of bubbles. Aroma of grapefruit and some grassy tones. Fruity taste with caramel malt, grapefruit and honey. Full body, with a nice bitter aftertaste that last for a long time. And what a cool label :)
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 (2014) - 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 (2674) - 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.