tiong (6778) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruity hops, grass, resin and caramely malts. Taste is malty, caramely and sweetish with notes of resin and ripe fruity hops. Finish is malty and sweet. Quite malty and full bodied IPA.
Nisse666 (6723) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery cons 2013-08-01 Örebro
AR: fudge, tropical fruits, pine,
AP: hazy bronz, frothy crème beige head
F: fudgy, caramel, tropical fruit, buttery, oily, fresh
olsvammel (6692) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bishops ARms in Örebro. Fruity and yeasty smell, feels belgo. A note of smoke. Sweet taste with quite a high residual sweetness, also caramel. Hard to put a type on this beer, doesn’t feel like an IPA, more like a dark belgian. Not quite a bruin either.
ekstedt (6606) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tre små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy golden, small white head. Hoppy aroma with grape fruits and pine needles, and a solid fruity malt base. Very smooth with a delicate lingering bitterness.
VastActiv (6247) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 23082013. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, some sweetness, hops and malts.
Beer5000 (6193) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ EBF. Almost clear, yellow golden body with a small white head. Aroma has a fine citrus impression. Flavor is fruity like grapefruit with note of lemon and a fine sharp bitterness. Well balanced IPA.
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Light copper-hued body, small white head. Nose is nutty malts, red berries and hints of oranges and grass. Taste is sweet nuts, caramel, almonds, grains, grass, hints of peaches and resin. Low on bitter/sweetness integration; the two feels as if standing side by side rather than being integrated features of the beer. Also, it does taste a bit...strange, in search of a better term. Full body, medium carbonation. OK, but far from the best Närke can do.
Inbreak (5125) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 25.05.2013, tap @ HaandFestival:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral and fruity, dried fruits, almondcake, wet grain, grass, some hops. Taste is sweet, sugar, wet leafs, grass, bark, almond essence, hay. Longlasting bitterness, a little dry mouthfeel. Wouldn’t really call this a IPA.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SOPP 2008, Helsinki. Golden color with small head. Refreshing aroma with fair amount of lemony and raisiny hops. Bittersweet flavor with strong lemony and grapefruity hop character. Dry, chewy and bitter finish. Pleasant, drinkable and moreish, but there could be more hop complexity.
visionthing (5000) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Clear copper coloured with an off-white head. Moderate hoppy and fruity aroma agains a solid malty caramel background. Moderate sweet with a nice fruitiness and a balanced bitterness. Certainly a decent IPA, but not a favourite. (2013-05-25)