mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at OlutExpo, 20131019) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and almost white. Aroma had fruitiness, herbalness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. Yet another fruity IPA. Simcoe characteristics were completely missing.
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2012 Total Score: 3.5
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch 320, from Alko, 20121221) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized abd white. Aroma had fruitiness, peach and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, peach, malts, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Afertaste was hoppy and bitter. A tasy and clean beer but a bit too sweet.
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,15l on tap @ OlutExpo 2013. Pours cloudy golden with a high head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is similar with a hoppy finish. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2012 Total Score: 3.7
0,33 l bottle from Alko. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and grapefruit. Flavor is malts, some grapefruit and plenty of hops. A hint of spicyness makes it at least somewhat christmasy.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts, grass, sweet apricot and wet earth. Flavour of caramel, grass, honey, grains and straw. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy grainy finish. Bland.
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2012 Total Score: 3.5
330 ml bottle. Batch #320, BBE 11-10-2013. 7.5% ABV.
Pours a deep golden copper colour with a firm white head. Aroma of fresh floral hops, citrus and some honey. Flavour of crisp floral hops, heavy caramel, mint, pineapple and bread-like maltiness. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sharp, sweet, bitter finish which leads to hoppy burbs. Quite musty but nicely hopped. Will buy this again.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of hay, starcha nd malts. Flavour is the same with some fruits also. Weird.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.6
33 cl bottle. Batch #320. BBE 11.10.2013.
Pours clear dark amber color with a large frothy head. Aroma of hops, fruits, grass, pine needles and some caramel malts. Flavor of hops, hay, caramel notes, some sweet fruits and mild goose berries. Medium CO2, bitter palate. Very good.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ OlutExpo 2013
Pours clear yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of stingy fruity hops, citrus, crisp maltiness and lemon. Taste is stingy fruity with hints of crisp maltiness and lemon. Finish is stingy and fruity with hints of crisp maltiness. Okay, but quite untypical for a single hop Simcoe IPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2012 Total Score: 3.8
330ml bottle from Alko (7,5%)
BBE 11-10-13 - Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fruity hops, lemon, citrus, hints of berries and caramel. Taste is caramely and slightly malty with some fruity hops and lemon. Finish is sweetish and bitter with some nice hints of exotic fruity hops. Nice, quite tasty IPA.
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with a big foamy off-white head.
Fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness, sweet caramel and mild sourness in the aroma. Mild bitterness and some fruits in the flavour. One of many many BrewDog IPAs. Fizzy.
Earlier Rating: 6/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
330 ml bottle. 7.5%. #320. BB 11/10/13. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head.
Sweet malt, some mild spices, strong piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness and minerals in the aroma.
The flavour is strong piney and fruity hops, soap, moderate bitterness, sweet malt and some spices. It’s not exactly the Christmas time but who cares... it could be Christmas all the time.
Kingi (419) - - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good ipa but don’t see the greatness in This, but maybe im getting too drunk. Classic ipa notes but a bit simpler.
Earlier Rating: 11/18/2012 Total Score: 3.7
extremely strong aroma, not complex but so strong and nice that i love it. Clear copper colour, dense white head. Slightly sweet taste. medium bitter. body felt light. finish could be longer.
(7.5% batch 320)
k0mpsa (724) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at olutexpo. Almost clear amber red color, white head. Very nice hoppy and fruity aroma. Dry hoppy body, quite high co2, pure fruits.
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle at home. Clear brown-gold color, medium smooth white head. Absolutely great aroma of hops, spruce, sweetness. Mouthfeel nice. Short hops, citrus, body could be stronger, taste could be longer. Nice taste but body is missing.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (6.8%) @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma is fruity and fresh with hops, some resiny tones and mango. Flavour has lots of resiny notes, some caramel, exotic fruits, minerals and dstant woody notes. Refreshing and nice, the minerals and wood do distiurb a bit though. Also this gets some harshly bitter and vegetable notes at the end of the glass.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2012 Total Score: 3.9
33 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home. Batch #320, BBE 11.10.2013
Aroma has gooseberry bush, some pine needles, exotic fruits and hints of resin. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, some biscuits, grapefruit and hints of caramel. Nothing to do with christmas but a good ipa anyway.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Söder om Småland.
Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, berries, hops and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles.