craftbeersweden (610) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is light hazy, orange with a two finger high, white, head.
Nose: Orange marmelade, mango and grapefruit. A bit tired hops...
Taste: Pine, resin, orange, caramel, orange zest and mango. I’m disturbed that this beer feels to tired!
Mouth-feel: Medium body. Chewy. Great, bitter ending. Oily texture.
I bought this beer at the release date March 18, 2016 in Sweden. On the bottle the Swedish distributor has put a white sticker with the "best before" date January 1, 2017. I got a bit suspicious and checked the bottle. I found Bear Republics "best by" date: April 4, 2016 !!
No wonder I felt the hops were a bit tired...
To bad, I don’t think this review will reflect a fresh version of this beer.
Turtles (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Bishops Arms Hornsgatan. Hazy golden, rich lacing white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma grapefruit, mango, peach, pine and malty notes of caramel. Rich, silky and chewy mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Tropical fruity taste, peach, orange, caramel with pine and citrus zest bitterness. Long bitter finish.
dojken (520) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska. Brao trevlig doft av malt karamell o tĺng. Smaken bra med torkad frukt o gödsel. Bra balanserad o den ligger gött i munnen o avslutas med en mycket trevlig beska.
klas (411) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong and powerful. Bitter. Hoppy. Very good but maybe not worth the price.
Dahlstrom (348) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Lightly hazy golden coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma of hops (peaches, grapefruit, citrus and pine) and caramel. Taste reflects the aroma, with a sharp bitterness and burning alcohol. Medium bodied. High bitterness. Low to medium carbonation.
omhper (24094) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden, rich creamy head. Generus aroma of mango and grapefruit. Somewhat dryish with slimmer body than anticipated. Peppery mango, grapefruit and pine. Heated finish with long piney bitterness. An IIPA without syrup and caramel, with intense citrusy hops? If only all IIPA’s were like this, even if it is somewhat boozy.
ramboraffe (2005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden with off white head. Fruity, floral with candy and pine. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
ej (1286) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden pour producing a medium white top. Looks great. Aromas of malts, resin and citrus. Notes of grapefruit and melon as well. Taste is light sweet at first with a hint of spicy warmth, then into a fruity and malty flavor. Finishes moderately bitter. Nice mouthfeel, slick, full bodied and with avg co2 levels.
Brewhemia (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost clear light amber color with white head. Really nice aroma of fresh and dried fruits as well as a toffee-like sweetness. The taste is sweet up front greatly balanced by the following bitterness. A sensation of tropical fruits linger on in the finish after the bitterness. Nice full body. A really good double IPA in my opinion.
Linnet (1753) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citric, resinous, grapefruit, orange marmalade, alcohol, pine, pineapple.
Amber colour, medium off-white head, good amount of lacing.
Big bite, heavy sweetness, ABV evident, fruity notes from the hops, grapefruit dominates, but also a lot of caramel. ABV well integrated.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
Enjoyable and well made, I had higher hopes though.