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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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (20554) - 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 (2008) - 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 (10830) - 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 (8609) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. A lightly hazy one, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma is quite fruity, with pine cones, some alcohol notes and a touch of sugary malts. It’s full-bodied, with a pleasant carbonation level. Nice bitterness, with peaches, pine cones, citrus zest and a touch of caramel malts. Bready hints towards the finish. Not bad at all this one, but I sure had better beers from Brewdog. 150314

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
6.6.2014. Intense aroma with pine, grapefruit and I assume sea buckthorn. Hoppy flavour with some dryness, pines, grass. Not the best in the series but good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of peach, malt, some fruitiness and floral malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peach, citrus, grains and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
330ml bottle @ Vest, Riga. Clear dark amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, sticky, papery, malty aroma. Sweet, juicy, marmalade in taste. Medium spicy fruity bitterness. Alcohol is kind of hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3562) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle: Aroma is full and intensive, very fruity with notes of oranges, grapefruit, resin, berries, jam, malt, caramel. Dark golden to amber color, hazy with a huge amount of particles, white head. Flavor is full bodied with a berry fruitiness, citrus peel, kumquats, peach, sweet malts and caramel, strong herbal bitterness.Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (506) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Roppongi. Opaque amber with little head. Citrus hop aroma, but dominated by sweet malts. Flavour is far better balanced, with a nice fresh hop finish.


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