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BrewDog Hello, My Name is Päivi

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle & keg, special
For our Finnish friends, we continued our Hello My Name Is series with this 8.2% double IPA, brewed with sea buckthorn, a tart and bitter berry found on the Finnish coastline.
We’ve combined the sea buckthorn’s tart character with a careful selection of hop flavours - good bittering hops early on, with our favourite dry hops for intense fruitiness on the nose. Bright, vibrant aromas of tangerine, mandarin and peach, with zesty hits of lime, envelop the nutty, caramel malt backbone. The intense fruitiness gives a jammy quality to the nose. On the palate is a warm biscuity sweetness, with tropical fruits in a supporting role to a huge grapefruit and orange bitterness. The sea buckthorn adds a tart, almost sour, dry finish, leaving the palate ready for the next mouthful.
Hello My Name is Päivi combines bitter, sweet and tart in perfect beery harmony.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
Pours orange/brown, hazy, big beige head. Smell of citrus, zest, some sea bucktorn, grapefruit and malts. Heavy sweet, the typical "My name is..." flavors, some sirupy texture, then hints of sea bucktorn and acids. Medium bitter finish. Quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (899) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
DWF; Pours moderate hazy golden with a frothy, creamy, lacing, white to off-white, lasting head. Aroma is intense citrus tropic, caramel, pine, earth and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter, balancing, spicy with a lasting bitter, sweet citric finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a clean light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity, juicy, hoppy with notes of grapefruits, sea salt, dried leaves, citrus skin, light tanginess and mustiness. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter with a quite dry tangy citric finish. More noted of grapefruit, sea salt, bread. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall, quite good IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5684) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat.Pours almost clear glowing amber with a small creamy white head. Aroma of oranges and marmelade malts. Taste is fresh resiny and piny hops, moderate sweet malty base. Lingering light bitter finish, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Golden orange with white head. Aroma is caramel, mango, citrus and earth. Fruity palate. Aftertaste is earth, salt, spice and tropical fruit. Overall: Nice! Well implemented sea buckthorn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (403) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
Mango,pineapple, citrus, pine, floral hops and a hint of caramel in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium to full body with a average to soft carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Overall a really nice Imperial IPA, lots of ripe fruit flavours and a hint of warming alcohol in the back.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
23.11 2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is dry foresty, pine needles, moss, leafs, hops, soil, rubber, grass, light malts. Taste is slightly dry resiny, pine needles, bark, soil, leafs, hops, moss, grass, minerals, light malts, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, dry slightly harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough. As usual I wonder if they added the berries to the brew at all...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (741) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Pyöräkadulla 11/2014. Quite balanced, fresh. Seabuckthorn is quite hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Light amber with slightly off white head. Very close to white. Bitter, but also some sweetness. Medium, oily body. Low carbonation. Citrus, orange, some caramel and nut flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Caramel nose, resin, wood, ripe fruit, orange. Caramel taste, grapefruit, sweet fruity, moderate to low bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.


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