olsvammel (5805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and caramel. Creamy and hoppy taste with some candy and soap. Nice, a bit aged, but nice.
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Bishops Arms, Bellmansgatan, Stockholm. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy hay aroma, grass, floral notes, citrus notes. Hoppy biscuit flavor, onions, bread, grapes, a bit soapy.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Had this on numerous occasions since it was available at many grocery stores.
Pour is orange with a white head. Citrus hops aroma and some biscuit. Flavour was well rounded with a fair amount of hoppiness. Didn’t realize the ABV was up at 7%.
Beer5000 (5862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350ml can @ Cardinal. Unclear orange body with a medium sized off-white head. Mild aroma of matured fruit and pale malt. Flavor is sweet pale malt, hint of caramel, fruity, ripe fruit and moderate bitterness. Quite plain and straightforward, nothing especially going on here, but no off flavors either. Medium body and moderate aftertaste. A rather plain and slightly sweet beer that might be more of a pale ale than IPA.
jeremyBrews (2) - Chiba-shi, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An extremely sessionable IPA. Pretty much the definition of drinkable IPA, at least in the sense that it’s kind of a cross between IPA and Pale Ale, which is an extremely Japanese craft beer thing to do (bring all malt and hop notes down). Aroma is flowery, head is decent, balance is solid.
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at APA hotel in Kokura. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Bitter with lots of citric hops note’s also some spruce aromas. Tiny hints of caramel malts. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Hoppy and bitter finish. Nice fresh hoppyness.
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NOSE: a BANGING tinned mandarin aroma, plus a bit of grapefruit. LOOKS: amber head and a cloudy aztec bronze (?) coloured liquid. TASTE: very bitter, pine + fruit.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange pour with medium off-white head.
Nose is weak and malt forward.
Notes of Pine, Citrus tempered by a sweeter maltier back.
Not bad. Would session if it was cheap and widely available.
Definitely not the top of the class but pleasant enough
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you to my brother Chris for this thoughtful gift. Pours a very hazy golden in color with a medium, lingering white head. The aroma is more on the subtle side. It consists of apricot, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and light pine. The taste is mildly bitter up front which than extends in some sweetness. Its a bit tangy as well. It is heavier on grapefruit that is balanced with pineapple. There is plenty of floral hops in here, as well as mango and lemon. The aftertaste is a mild grapefruit, but it does last quite awhile. Its light to medium in body, with a somewhat sticky texture, with above average carbonation. This one is different than the typical IPA found here in the US. Its is less intense with hops and is focused more towards the citrus aspects. Enjoyable. I think the artwork on these Japanese cans is pretty cool also.
daje (3982) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Řltorget, july 11th 2014. Clear dark golden body with a frothy white head. Light hoppy aroma of peach, apricot, pine. Taste of caramel, pine, weak fruity. Good bitterness with a growing grapefruit sting in the finish.