humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget; BBD: October 2014) Interesting to taste an IPA brewed by Don Barkley but a bit peculiar that it has been revied only by Scandinavian raters. Pours a semi-clear amber with two finger tan head. Decent retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is resiny with perhaps some leafy, earthy hints of hops and a note of candy sugar. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium to full body and a lingering finish. Flavour is rather sweet for what they call a west coast IPA. This must be pretty old school if so. I’m much more partial to the dry, hop-forward IPA’s and it seems to me there is not much aroma in this one disappointingly. Could be due to age also. visionthing (5467) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2014
335,5cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Fairly malty aroma with notes of over ripe fruits, caramel, pine and hints of citrus. Not very fresh, but still fairly okay. Medium sweet with fruity and malty flavours and a moderate bitter finish. Quite okay, but hardly anything to write home about. gunnfryd (15098) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel, peaches. Flavour is hop, caramel, peaches, malt, grass, citrus. Medium to full body. OK beer. Hermod (8113) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
355ml bottle from SB Norrköping. BBE SEP 2014. Dark amber, dense offwhite head. Piney, citrusy, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is resiny hoppy, grapefruity, some caramel. Long bitter finish, more resin. Heavy stuff. Full bodied. Intense. Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
Inte provat en hel drös av Napa Smith direkt men detta är nog allt favoriten.
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elosop (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Dimmigt, mörk bärnstensfärgad & liten skumkrona. Smaken mkt söt med tallkåda & lite citrus. Eftersmaken meddelång. Väldigt lite humle för en IPA! Tämligen god. VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Riktigt kraftfull IPA i all aspekter. Aromen smaken, ABVn. Ändå relativt bra balanserad, mycket mycket sötma. Simonsen (1305) - NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Flaske fra systembolaget. Blakket kobberfarget, lite/medium karbonert. Hvitt skumrand. Smaket aprikos, karamell/ brunt sukker,grapefrukt/furunål. En veldig god øl som desverre har måttet lide pga lang reisevei fra statene. Ganske søt og fruktig. Mye bitter humle men sødmen er dominerende martin00sr (4326) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Hazy, light copper. Stable and lacing white head. Sweaty, grapefruit aroma, similar taste. Nice, well balanced. Rather creamy feel. Bamsen78 (5486) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ D-Day in Mojnlandet :-) Pours hazy rich amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of citrus and hops, with notes of grass. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of citrus and some fruity touches. Acetic finish. Not bad but it tastes more like a Double IPA.