Tuesday, 10 May 2011

X64 - Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA (Sweden)

This Swedish brew didn´t meet my high hopes for a nice spring IPA.
The nose is big and brawny with notes of sweet peach and pine apple - good one would think, but these fruits comes from a tin... And then there is cat pee, and that interesting note of a wet dish cloth. Too bad. And the glass was freshly washed.
Bu the taste comes to a rescue with nice notes of lemon and peach ice cream (real fruit this time) and some nice gravel/stony elements. The finish is long with a nice bitterness. If it hadn´t been for the nose, this could have been a nice IPA to savour during the spring.

80p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/04)

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