mansquito (5457) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SaintMatty (6844) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
FatPhil (14057) - 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 (9593) - 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 (7700) - 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 (6526) - 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 (5468) - 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 (16196) - 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 (4306) - 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 (6724) - 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.