Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2011
Bubbly lasting head. Apparent alcohol. Lots of flavor,d eep aroma, but simply too much hops. Where’s the balance? You just can’t keep on adding more and more hops and have better and better beer. It doesn’t work that way.
The recipe is excellent, but change the amounts and Oppigårds will have real winner. craftbeersweden (667) - SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
A foggy, amber, colour. A lot of foam that stays on the glass.
Wonderful smell of apricot, acid and alga.
The high amount of alcohol 8.5%, carries a lot of taste of dried fruit, orange, apricot and crispbread.
A smooth bitterness that say to you: Go get some more of that beer! BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Wonderfully fruity and floral hop aroma with a light touch of caramel malt. The taste does not live up to the smell but it is very fresh and also a little sweet, with plenty of flavors of tropical fruit, such as peach and mango. The malt flavor have light notes of caramel. Alcohol is not particularly prominent in the taste, and is perceived mostly as a warming feature. A very nice DIPA, which can easily compete with many American counterparts. CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 From the hoppy aroma packed with citrus, pine and tropical fruits all the way to the long lasting bitter finish, Drakens contains pretty much everything you can expect in a really good DIPA. I guess you could argue that the body is a bit light but I think it makes it kind of refreshing, an unusual trait in a DIPA.
Ktwse (4825) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Sampled first on tap, tested on bottle. Easily the best Swedish beer at Systembolaget, and among the best value for money you can get! Aroma is in your face: huge and rich with loads of hoppy pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits (mango, passionfruit etc). There is a slight malty backbone there as well but it’s well hidden behind all those hops. Taste is hoppy bitterness with sour-sweet balancing side. Long, bitter aftertaste. Oh, there’s some malty caramel cleverly concealed as well, and I taste a hint o licorice as well! Forgot to comment on the looks, but it’s light amber with a fairly small head, some lacing. Body is the weakest part, a bit light and with moderate (ie slightly too much) carbonation but then this creates an almost uniquely light and fresh DIPA.
gyllenbock (9101) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Hazy golden/orange with a medium head. Very nice fruity aroma, the taste was also very good but not as good as the aroma. Nice bitterness with a lot of grapes. A very good DIPA from Sweden, thanks!
pilsnerrogge (2935) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Bottled:jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 6, 2011
Orangey amber colour with a slight haze. Thick head. Aroma is sweaty lychees, cat’s pee, peaches and ripe fruit. Flavour is ripe, sweet fruit, peaches, fresh wood, nuts and some toffee. Massive and long bitterness. Flavourful yet balanced. Really, really good!
Bottle 33cl. A clear red-orange colour with a high longlasting beige head. An aroma of citrus, caramel and malt. The taste is heavy sweet with some bitterness. A medium body and avarege carbonation. This is a really good beer. hackobock (4008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Pours amber with a white head, loads of tropical fruits (pineapple, citrus, passionfruit, apricot) in the aroma. A sharp well-balanced long-lasting bitterness follows the fruity taste. olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a very hazy golden-orange liquid with a medium sized dirty white head. Strong aroma of fruity hops, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit and strawberries. Similar taste but also pinecones and with a nice malty body and the bitterness is strong but not overpowering. The most value for your money at Systembolaget this summer? Yes I think so. Awsome job guys!