Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml can at Håndverkerstuene. Dark copper. Crystal clear. Small off-white head that clings to the glass. Apricoty and grassy hop nose. Delicious hops. Crisp hoppy flavours with a distinctive bite. Lingering bitterness. Some malts but body feels light. Caramelly. Tasty.
jrallen34 (3495) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a super dark orange that is slightly clear. The head is off white, pretty light looking. It rises about a finger is gone quickly leaving a very thin head. Lacing is pretty good.
The aroma is strong and complex. It starts off with a little citrus in the grapefruit variety then it finishes a very strong fresh hoppiness. Bitterness is there buts its more of dry hopped fresh in your hand hoppiness.
The taste is super hoppy, almost a little to bitter for my liking, plus it dominates from start to finish with little complexity. There is some definite pine.
The feel is a little watery, but has a very dry bitter finish.
RuneStumo (2373) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25.03.2011. 0,355l Bottle. Systembolaget Strömstad. Pale brown to golden colour with white head. Aroma is totaly dominated by bitterhops. The hops gives this beer a very refreshing and good taste. There is also a kind of dry aromatic bitter aftertaste. Very good beer.
Mad_Ferret (742) - 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 (148) - 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 (5027) - 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 (23306) - 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 (14305) - 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 (1265) - 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 (9063) - 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