phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
500 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a semi-cloudy copper color with a finger-thick off-white head that settles into a bubbly foam. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, and spicy grains- simple but nice. Flavor of piney hops, resin, grapefruit, caramel malts, rye, grains, and winter spices. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a resinous, grainy mouthfeel. Nice double IPA, and not really what I expected, although I haven’t had a Swedish DIPA before. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Lots of caramel and toasted malt on the nose, sweet, residual sugars are there, earthy dirt, wood, leaf like hop notes. Black pepper, and a hint of pine/dank. Pours deep copper, creamy head settles to a thin layer. The flavor is mostly sweet up front, caramel and toast, residual sweetness followed by dry earthy peppery hops, hints of floral and fruity notes, lingering diry/earth finish. Heavy on the sweet/residual sugar side, low on the hop side. adrian910ss (2594) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 21, 2011
16.9 oz bottle shared with Scott. Pours a clear coppery amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma of hop extract, buttery notes, barley, malt and candied sugar. Taste of light buttery notes, malt, hops, candied sugar notes and tangy citrus in the finish. deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear amber gold with a tan head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma starts out quite full of resin with backing notes of light fruits, light pine and a decent amount of sweet grains. Flavor began with a strong resin note but mellows to grapefruit, other light fruits and a strong sweet grain backbone. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle:   Darker shade of amber, fine haze, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet powdered sugar nose, pale citrusy hop notes, minor floralness.   Nice sweet hoppiness up front, not biting or overly bitter, decent malt base.   Has a little perfume like alcohol that rides the backside, but its minor.   Well balanced, even a smidgen of fruitiness.   Lingering pixie stix like sugary sweetness, which detracts a bit.   Full to moderate body and mouthfeel.   Floral and herbal on the backside, not overly hoppy or malty for that matter.   Entertaining, and certainly not like most PNW examples.
dmac (6451) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2011
16.9 oz way over priced bottle, $9.00, from Capone’s. Before I eve rate this I’m not saying Matt charged too much for this bottle I’m saying that the beer inside is in NO WAY worth the money I spent. Poured an ugly dark orange/amber body, way dark for a DIPA, with a really ugly soapy light beige head that only developed after some seriosuly vigorous pouring. Aroma is lousy, notes of grassy old hops, vomit, bad caramel and chocolate, rotting citrus and bad moldy bread. The flavor thankfully is watered down from the aroma and has notes of bitter chocolate and vomit roled up in uncooked dough. Watery body with average carboantion. Overall this is an abomination, pretty lousy but at $9 and 9% I’m finishing this one no matter what. DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
500 ml bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep deep coppery orange toward ruby with 1-finger off-white clingy uniform head and great spare lace. This one looks great, a true 5. Nose is big female sweaty feety assy funky hops, caramel malt, mango, citrus. Tastes rich, very caramelly, with resiny hops, fruit, and a smooth finish with well hidden alcohol. Medium palate heft and complexity, and some late heat emerges, along with a slight hop domination over the malt.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, diacetyl, light hops, slight caramel, and slight herbs. Poured copper/orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, diacetyl, hops, and light caramel. Medium body. Slick, lightly oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, and diacetyl finish is medium sweet and slightly bitter. This beer did not survive the trip to the US very well. BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Dark tan fRom the bottle. Smells of hops malt and eggs. Taste is hoPpy with a syrupy aftertaste. i enjoyed it
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
16.9 oz bottle. The label indicates November 2011, best by date so maybe brewed 11/10? Strange there are no overseas bottle ratings. Clear dark amber with a slim head. Nose is caramel and orange peel with hints of gin and cat. Milky medium body with a buzz, finishing flabby. Taste is desiccated citrus peel, pine needles and toffee. Ends papery and metallic. What’s up with this stuff?