Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Curiously boozy nose. Bright up front; boring finish. Hop side offers some citrus, mostly orange and maybe a hint of lemon. Malt side is corny and honey-ish, with only a subtle hint of caramel. Finishes with some alcoholic warmth, even at just 7.5 percent. Hop aromas are one-dimensional and unexciting. The beer’s bitterness is weak, adding to the cloying factor. Overall, it’s an OK beer, but it’s an unexciting IPA that lacks depth. _angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Draught @ The Rover. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a small creamy white head that sticks to the glass leaving lots of lacing while slowly dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet with bread, orange zest, butterscotch, grass, apricots and hints of pine. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, tiny sour and very metallic with bread, mandarin oranges, lemon zest, unripe plums, grass, sheet metal and hints of biscuits and pine. Mouthfeel is round, harsh, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny sour with mandarin oranges, pineapple, grass, bread and hints of metal, citrus zest and peaches. Rather nasty metallic taste. Dazz3 (1799) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at 3 små rum Gothenburg. Pours copper with a big white head. Smells hoppy and nutty malty. Tastes sweet grassy hoppy, abit creamy with a similar finish. Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Draught at Tullen, Gothenburg. Golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy, citrus, orange aroma. Hoppy, some grass, a bit metallic and fruity flavour. ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
On tap @ Tre Små Rum, Gothenburg. Pours a deep amber body with a big white head. Aroma is floral grassy hops, peaches, hints of pale malts, honey and fresh grass. Taste is fresh grass, caramel malts, hints of peaches, parsley, lemon grass and cat pee. Smooth and nice mouthfeel. A pleasant IPA, though quite mild and not very bitter.
drpimento (3758) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2012
I don’t know, it seems like the Dugges beers have a similar flavor profile that I’m just not that into. Poured this one at a good temperature with an average size, cream-colored, foamy head that soon settles to a light cover and some lace. Color is a clear orange amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is caramel, malt, hop, wet carboard. Flavor’s similar to nose, sweet, wet cardboard on top with the bitter and some carbonic tang below and after along with some medicinal and woody flavors. Body and carbonation might be good, but there’s a lingering heavy sweetness that distracts. Finish is like flavor, too sweet, long and not that pleasant. I’ll finish this beer and that’s it. Too bad; nice label, for what that’s worth. AirForceHops (7806) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. 1 pint .9 oz. from Natures Way Market, South Berwick for $7.59. Beautiful hazy amber color. Real thin white head that still showed some retention. High carbonation died down after several minutes. Had to hit a warmer temperature until I could get a mixture of sweet malt and pine hops in the nose. Underwhelming nose aside, the taste is still good. Lots of Earthy hops. Pine, whole cone like bitterness. Caramel blended with the herbs and hops. Very abrupt short finish. It’s decent but nothing to really search for. bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours a deep rich amber copper color with a half finger head that laces out quickly. Aromas are not substantial but nice fresh whiffs of ripe tropical fruit and hints of earthy pine. On the palate there is a good balance between ripe fruity favors and earthy bitterness. Nice IPA with a easy mellow finish. mansquito (6902) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Whole Foods, P st, DC 500ml ($5): Pours a bronze colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, with some earthy hops and some citrus hops. Taste is slightly bitter. Plenty of malty sweetness. Not an American IPA at all, which is a refreshing change. Leaves some hoppy aftertaste. Good body. This might be a bit past its prime, but the hop character is still very much intact. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2012
50cl bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some earthy, light bread, orange. Medium body, light resin.