laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC’14
Rather nice aroma with lots of exotic fruits. Flavour is hoppy with exotic fruits, some caramel and grapefruit. Excellent IPA!
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC2014, Copenhagen. Pours a bright golden colour with a white head. Aroma of rich juicy fruitiness, kiwi and hops. Rich flavour of juicy hops, kiwi, tart grapefruity notes and mild caramel. Medium bodied and a dry, bitter, citrusy finish. Extremely well balanced. Refreshing and fresh.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clar golden color, small white head, some lace. Citrus and pineapple in the nose. Medium-bodied. Citrus, tropical fruits, lingering fruity bitterness.Hides ABV quite well. Fruity strong IPA.
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC’14.
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Very nice fruity and hoppy aroma, resin and caramel malts with pine needles. Resinous hops and exotic fruits on the flavor, gooseberries and grass on the finish. excellent balance, refreshing.
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Copenhagen beer festival... Hazy golden amber... Soft dry orange nose... Dr fruits... Quite fizzy... Ligth sweet toffee... Lught caramelised orange
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
translucent amber-tan, small white head. Dry clean nose, huge fresh orange with resinous pine, no sugar. Resinous orange front palate, delicate and dry across mid, faintly soapy through the bitter finish. Oily palate, thin but quenching. Reminds of Maine peeper, bit thinner and less expressive, but my pint was gone in 10 minutes.
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasy IPA, pinapple, grassy and bitter hops, malty brown sugar, citrus- lime and lemon, papaya. A tropical, but one dimensionally bitter ipa. It despite the color, looks like a clear, beautiful IPA, I want to drink. A little just plain bitter with not enough flavor profile, but overall an upper-tier go to Oregon IPA. I think that other breweries have caught up with the genius of RPM and that that RPM might have to evolve to keep their best Oregon IPA title.
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy orangish body with a one finger frothy off-white head that faded to a thin film, lots of lace. The nose is nicely citrusy and juicy with a little resiny hops as well. Some minimal caramel maltiness. The flavor is a little duller than I was expecting, the hops are just not popping out at me. A little caramel sweetness on the finish. Rather light bitterness given how nice and hoppy the nose was. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Shorter finish than I was looking for. Kind of let down with this one.
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours pale orangish golden with thin creamy white head. Aroma is a hint of malt and big grapefruit and pine hop notes. Taste is crisp light caramel malt with lots of fresh earthy hops on the finish. Nice citrus and pine from the hops - good flavor without being overwhelming. Very drinkable for a hoppy IPA.
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light, hazy golden, bright white head. Aroma is honey, citrus, grass. Flavor begins with pine/resin bitterness, which leads to softer, pineapple and faint mango, ending in dry, grainy sweetness and a light bitterness that tapers off. Everything I look for in an ipa, tons of hop flavor, ample bitterness without being overdone, medium-light malt backbone that supports without contributing too much sweetness. Dry without being overly so. Definitely a benchmark west coast ipa.