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BrewDog Hello, My Name is Päivi

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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (358) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: with berries (may be sea buckthorn) and passion fruit. Taste: bitterness and berries, light acidity, sweetness and tartness. Suddenly, good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (314) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
7.6.14. Bottle @ Bastis, Helsinki while watching excellent gig by Park Street Boys. Clear copper color with small white head. Nose has malts, hops and hint of alcohol. Malty body, taste has some crispy citrus notes. Hoppy ending with some sweet honey notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
veceo (821) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
Hazy/cloudy deep amber/orange color, average sized white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, orange, malt. Taste of tropical fruits and oranges with strong berry kick (kinda like blueberries). Real fruit bomb. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. Very bitter, but nicely balanced. Light tartness. This "Hello my name is" series kicks ass.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzie (439) - - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle 0.33l bought at Hops Beer Shop in Trieste. Hazy light amber color with pale yellow head. Full body, light carbonation. Fruity, honey, medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness, long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (5044) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
330 ml bottle. Unclear golden body with a big off-white head. Aroma has caramel malt, citric fruit, berries and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, citric fruit, berries, citric zest and quite bitter. Medium body and fruity bitter aftertaste. OK enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10671) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2015
330ml bottle (Vest, Riga)
Nice toffee caramel aroma, some nice sharp berries too. Palate quite light for 8.2%, but it’s a sweetish taste, lots of caramel, and that’s where they’ve hidden it. Relatively decent balance for a DIPA, and the sharpness of the berries aids that (unusual for me, often they ruin a beer). Gets heavier and sweeter later. I’m guessing the 1-sip tickers will love this, but those of us who have a whole bottle will rightfully suffer. Surprisingly good, all things considering. I didn’t suffer too much at all.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (20924) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
Bottled at Ugglan, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Caramelly nose with some citrus. Sweet and sticky with medium body and rounded, sticky mouthfeel Syrup, caramel and some stone fruit. Mid bitter finish. Limp, caramelly and quite sad. Like the berries, not the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
March 28, 2015. Bottle at Ugglan Boule & Bar. Best before may 23, 2015.
Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, mango, oranges, caramel, some soap and alcohol, a bit unclean. Taste is sweet caramel, some fruity notes, light bitter with some alcohol notes in the finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle, thanks Tbone! Orange golden color. Berries with some distant tropical fruit in the aroma. Grassy hops with white berry fruit in the flavor. Soft oily grassy notes in the finish. Tannines, tobacco. Lovely!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, orange, citrus, sugar and hint of pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet, orange, citrus and pine finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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