Svesse (8357) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 28 Sep 2012) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, orange and a touch of caramel. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, a touch of caramel and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and quite nice.
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, some earth and mild wooden notes. Flavour is grassy, earthy, caramelly and mildly grainy with some mild floral notes as well.
saxo (17969) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruity peach, citrus, flowers, hops, caramel and malt. I am surprised by all these low ratings, since this is a great IPA. Brewery must some that are off as well, but luckily mine was great. Pleasant long bitter and fruity finish.
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ SBWF 2012. Clear golden color. Fruity, hops, grapefruit in aroma. Malty, hops, grainy flavor. Hoppy bitter ending.
FatPhil (15567) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant fruity and bitter IPA in the aroma. Lots of dry woody nutty bitterness and tang from the hops. Great dry finish. Biscuity sweet body. Quite US/DK style. Tons of citrus in the finish. Fun and drinkable, nice one.
AndySnow (7409) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Golden colour with a medium sized white head. Hoppy aroma, as to be expected from an IPA. Hoppy flavour, a little fruity.
tiong (6901) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ SBWF’12
Pours yellow with a bubbly head. Grainy and fruity aroma. Taste is quite malty with grainy and slightly fruity notes. Finish is bitter with earthy notes and grain. Unbalanced and a bit messy.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear golden with a off-white head. A refreshing brew with peach, pine and caramel malt. A good bitterness at the end. A decent mid-range IPA and bbetter than the ratings IMO.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 L bottle. Thanks Cunningham for the treat. Hazy, orangey gold. Medium white head. Peachy and grapfruity hop aroma. Discreet toasted malts. Rather light-bodied. Surprisingly watered down mouthfeel. Nice hop flavors, though. Peach and pinapple, some floral tones and a light resinous note. Light malt body. Faint toasted, with notes of honey. Fruity-bitter finish, with a sourish touch. Not bad, not convincing either.
Cunningham (7555) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour with an off white head. Fruity and citric aroma. Moderate sweet malty background with a fresh grape hoppy and fruity flavour.
[Bottle from Systembolaget Hansacompagniet in Malmö, Sweden]