FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle thanks to rickgordon who got it from Systembolaget. Sampled on February 19, 2011
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.
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a clear, deep orange body with a medium, short-lasting creamy off-white head. Nose is great: resin, pine, grapefruit and apricot, with hints of peaches, melon and oranges. Sooo much fruit! Me like. Taste is resinous grapefruit tones, hints of peaches, caramel and some sour-ish malty tones that I do not quite get. OK mouthfeel. The taste in general falls short of the initial promise of "awesomeness-in-a-can", but this is nevertheless an original and well-made IPA.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 355ml (Beer Hunters, BB 08/2011)
Clear amber color, small white head. Sticky cat piss aroma with some exotic fruits. Medium-bodied. Fruity, grassy bitter: grapefruit, bread, passion fruit, lemongrass in the flavor. Good and complex IPA - not too heavy, so has also very good drinkability.
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pretty clear amber a biiig frothy beige head leaving nice lace. Aroma is very very nice, sweet, candy, piny, fruity and some malty. Fruity hoppy mouthfeel. Flavor is very nice indeed, piny, fruity, floral; very fresh. Great piny hoppy palate as is the finish with fruity undertones.
larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Deep golden with a medium head.
Hoppy fruity and rather sweet aroma.
Slightly oily palate with a high bitterness.
Sweet maltiness with a distinct hoppy bitterness. Grapefruit and apricots.
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 (Re-rate, a quite fresh can at Pikkulintu, 20120331) The harshness I mentioned below is missing and the beer is well balanced. Aftertaste is long lasting with nice hoppy flavours.
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BBE 2011-08-31, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and it disappeared quickly. Aroma had hops, pine, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, pine, sweetness, malts, citricness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit harsh beer but still good.
JJHops (4) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from systembolaget 2011-02-16.
Served in a snifter.
Aroma: Light malt,
Appearance: Hazy amber, medium bubbly head.
Taste: Medium bitter.
Palate: Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Long, bitter finish.