Kingi (670) - - FEB 19, 2017
Nice hope pine aroma with some sweetness. Clear copper colour with off white head. Medium sweetness heavy bitterness. Finish is dry bitter but not overly so. Well balanced dip a with nice aroma. Marstonlad (940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours cloudy bronze with a little white head. The aroma features strong citrusy fruitiness with pine and a touch caramel; very hoppy but a hint of maltiness appears as well. Taste is light sweet initially, later medium to heavily bitter. Caramel and toffee flavoured maltiness gives way to hoppiness that displays both citrusy and piney notes. Potent but fairly balanced. The palate is medium to heavily bodied and smooth, low to average in carbonation. Very tasty. RexTalionis (3782) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber in color with a thick whitish head. Ripe fruity and sweet notes in aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Sweetish fruity taste, some bitters though save it, although it’s quite heavy to drink. Maris (1574) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2017
From a 355ml bottle on 14/2/2017. Pours a clear medium golden with a small head. The nose is very malt with lots of caramel and some resiny hops. Flavour wise, it’s sweet and malty up front - more caramel, some toffee, and bread. The hops are firm, with lots of resin and pine, providing nice balance, and there’s the barest hint of booze at the back. The texture is a bit syrupy and the carbonation is soft. Very enjoyable indeed. gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle; pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma of citrus, pine, and hints of caramel and honey; taste is light bitter with citrus, caramel, and some bready notes; finish is mostly dry and light bitter with a touch of pine
smroush (298) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Aromas heavy on the hops - grapefruit, pine, spruce. Some bread and sweetness from the malt.
Color is a clear moderately light amber, a bit more toward the orange. Head is average size and offwhite.
Taste is pretty bitter and just a touch sweet.
Body is medium; texture slightly slightly oily; carbonation a bit on the lively side and the finish is long and bitter but with some malt sweetness also.
Overall this is a pretty good IPA; the hops are strong with several aromas. There is also enough malt presence to provide reasonable balance. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Orangey Amber in colour. Very Hoppy; piney oily resinous and spicy hops. Fruity; bitter citrus grapefruit and lemon. Malty backbone; sweet malts, caramel. Slightly salty. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Initially sweet then bitter hoppy citrus fruity throughout. Long dry hop bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable. (2010-10)
cglans (307) - - JAN 28, 2017
35.5cl bottle. hazy orange color. citrus, tropical fruits, malts. medium bitterness. semi-dry finish. bconch (444) - - JAN 21, 2017
A little sweetness in the nose. Taste is nicely blended , hops and malts in perfect harmony. A bitter finish. Good stuff. fillepolo (1097) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with caramel and notes of pine. Dry finish