Marstonlad (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours slightly hazy, pale golden with a towering, frothy head. The aroma is very hoppy; it contains plenty of citrus fruitiness with a hint of fruity esters and grass. Taste is medium bitter and fairly dry. Pilsner malts provide the backbone but do not really affect the flavours; they are all about hops. Flavours include citrus and tropical fruits. Grapefruit makes a late cameo in the dry finish with lingering bitterness. The palate is medium bodied and slick, the carbonation average to lively. This is indeed straightforward but not in any way flawed; nicely bitter and fresh, American style summer ale.
mjs (4877) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - Batch 806 - BBE 05/2015, from Alko, 20140619) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized, dense, white and it lasted quite long. Aroma had pine, mango and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, mango, pine, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet. hoppy and bitter. A good balanced Pale Ale.
DocLock (8094) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, dry florals, piney hops, mango. Tastes very hoppy, fruity, with mango, florals, resin, and a finishing bitterness with more florals. This one was complex and delicious.
tricksta_p (1428) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit, pine. Flavour is fruity, grassy notes, with a long bitter finish. A shining example of the APA.
Beerhammaren (1190) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5l bottle fro Alko Linnainmaa
Pours cloudy yellow with low to medium head. Aroma is citrus fruits, malts and somehow refreshing notes. Flavor is bitter. Citrus fruits, hops, malts. Nice beer. Lazy.
RW80 (889) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy yellow beer with a thick head on top(2 fingers), good retention..Good amount of Lacing sticking to the glass.
Aroma: Grapefruit,pine and a bit of zest. very nicely balanced..
Taste: Nice (grape)fruity in your face bitterness, refreshing some pine notes a bit further and some malts in the backbone.
slightly below medium body and refreshing carbonation.
Nice and refreshing good IPA. I’m a bit suprised on the selected ingredients working so perfect in harmony.
Stuu666 (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, dry, bitter, sweet toffee, some grapefruit and pine.
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle from Alko, Mikkeli. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts, fresh hops and some fruits. Flavor is malts, pine, fruits and hops. Great.
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, dank bud, citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, light dank bud and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Unde (435) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow beer with nice and thick head on top. Lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has zesty lemon, grapefruit, pines. Really fresh and delicious aroma! Some sweeter fruits are on the background. Taste has punchy bitterness from the hops, grapefruit and pines dominate here. Medium body and crispy carbonation. Aroma offered a bit more, but taste is a bit overpowered with hops. Still nice and fresh APA.