JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity nose of hops. Pale head. Slightly hazy pale coppery color. Slightly sweet malty and more than average hopped taste. Fruity hops. At the end hoppy bitterness. Too hoppy for me.
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper body, white head. Malty and caramelly on aroma, Fruity and piney hops. Very sharp bite, intense hoppiness. Dry finish and some soapy hop aftertaste.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Bruuveri, Helsinki)
7- Sweet fruity passionfruit and very floral aroma. Some floury grain going through it too.
3 Mid orange. Small tight sticky head, leaves lacing all down the glass.
7 Whole load of hoppy aromatic retronasals, like the aroma, but magnified enormously, and with some lemony and grapefruity citrussiness added. However, no sacrificing anything in drinkability. Simple subtle sweet flapjacky malts filll any gaps.
4 Refreshing palate. Lovely resiny bitterness - knocks the burnt astringency of the Lulu White’s porter into a hat.
14- Not complex, but does one thing very well. Just bitter enough to make you not want to glug it, and make you respect every mouthful.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Bruuveri, Helsinki.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a small head. Aroma of strong citrusy, American hops and hay. Flavour of pale malts, strong American hops, citrus and some sweet fruits. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a bitter, fruity and citrusy finish. I heard that Pioneer IPA has the same malts but different hops of course. This one was a lot better.
mjs (4166) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bruuveri, 20120215) The beer poured amber and a bit hazy. Its head was dene, long lasting and white. Aroma had citricness, grapefruit and mildly malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, pine, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. Fresh and hoppy IPA but aftertaste was a bit disappointing.
TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost like a beer named after me!
Clear amber color, good cloudy white head. Fruity nose has some citrus. Medium-bodied. Fruity, maybe a bit berryish. Fruity-citrusy hoppyness, less attacking than in my other Bruuveri IPAs ie. softier palate. This tastes clean too (=different than earlier IPAs), so probably the brew pub has really managed to improve their serving pipes.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bruuveri, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with small off-white head.
Sweet fruity aroma with mild bitterness.
Bitter fruity hoppy flavour with malty body. Balanced.
Bitterness stays. Quite enjoyable IPA.
kryon (1071) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bruuveri, Helsinki
Pours amber with low head.
Loads of fresh hops with tones of citrus, grape, pine. Palate start out quite slow and end very bitter. Slightly watery.
A very good IPA.
tiong (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Bruuveri, Helsinki
Pours orange with a sticky and foamy white head. Aroma has notes of caramel malts, fruits and hops. Taste is quite malty and slightly sweet with notes of fruits, caramel and toffee. Finish is bitter and hoppy with tiny hints of vegetables. Overall quite well balanced and tasty IPA.