ekstedt (6668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Draught at The Bishops Arms, V Hamngatan, Göteborg, Sweden. Pours hazy amber with a medium creamy white head. Strong hoppy finish with grapefruit and pine needles, some earthy and fruity malts with a slight touch of potatoes. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Bitter wih a dry finish. Rating 7/4/7/4/14 -> 3.6.
Second rating from a bottle (33 cl) at SMÖF 2008. An amazing beer with fruity malts and floral hops. Rating 9/5/8/4/17 -> 4.3.
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale brown, slightly hazy. Small head. Fresh fragrance of grass and malt. Dry hoppiness, fruit, grape fruit and molasses. Balanced bitterness. An IPA made with precision, without compromises and without excesses. Very satisfactory.
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Man in the Moon. Cloudy amber color. Nice pineapple aroma. Bitter citrus/grapefruit taste. Very nice.
gnoff (10045) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 First rating
A very bitter brew!
Golden color, a bitter scent and a bitter taste.
Hantverksbryggeriet has found the balance from the American hops and the malt.
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö, Friday September 12
Hazy copper color, fluffy tan head. Fresh bitter, herbal hoppy taste with sweet caramel malty notes as well. Fresh hoppy delicious scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Wasn’tsure this did belong among my top beers, but now I am sure once more.
Tried again, though not with notes.(Bottled at SMÖF-08)
October 25, 2008
Pushing looks to 5, it was sure beautiful!
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
BB Dec 2009, from Systembolaget i Västerås.
Slight bit hazy copper color, big fluffy orange head. Fresh hoppy scent, herbal, carmelly malty. Hoppy, bitter, dry malty taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
I’m sorry to say though still nice, the quality of all the HVB beers seems to have dropped, so this is dropped from my top 10 :(
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 2010-02-18, draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Golden color, big head. Aroma of yeast and the hop cupboard, it smells like a brewery at work. Toffee-styled Golden ale, spiced and robustly hopped, no thrills.
2007-09-22, draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-5-7-4-15=39
Beautiful hazy copper color; big creamy head. Nice hop aroma, delicate, earthy, with light fruits and resins. Mellow flavor, malty, sweet toffee, with good hopping, very well aromatic, a bit fruity and resiny. Long and strong final. Very well brewed and pleasant.
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bishops Arms, Stockholm. A beautiful pour gave a huge, creamy yellowish head on top of the red copper beer. Milk chocolate aroma as well as fruit. In fact, very bitter, but still ending with dry chocolate flavours. Fruity hops. A bit too thin body for all the rich flavours. A magnificent beer it is. Original, too.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Cloudy amber with nice creamy off-white head. Hoppy aroma and flavour with lots of grapefruit bitterness.
olsvammel (6843) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a hazy orange liquid with a light orange foam. Strong smell of grassy hops, pine, citrus and grape. High bitterness, grape, citrus, grassy hops. Fresh and lots of hops, I liked it.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Maddes.
Aroma: juniper, grapefruit, slightly acrid. Less foresty than the flavour... pine.
Flavour: very bitter, juniper... astringent, aluminium... funky, acrid, metallic again. Roasted nice malts, somehow mild considering the bitterness. Very interesting, caramel & slight sweetness. Vanilla. Definitely complex for being so ’weak’.
Appearance: huge frothy head. Like a float. Yellowish dark amber body. Slightly turbid.
Palate: nearly flat, thick, smooth.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#22).
The brewer told me that they tried to make an American style IPA with this! I think they succeed quite well! Unclear amber/orange body with a thick foamy light tan head. Lots of hops in the nice and heavy aroma. Sweet middle with a good bitterness around it. Toffee tones. Flavor is hoppy, nutty and caramelly. Not that full but tasty. Sweet in the end. Another good one from Hantverksbryggeriet!