BoBoChamp (4986) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, at 6.4%Vol, Danish brewery, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this during the Backwoods Brewdown up at Hill Farmstead. Pours a haze orange amber. Lavender and citrus, hoppy and sweet. Spicy earthy bite to it. Nice and malty, slow long grapefruit finish.
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone. Rated @ 24.6.2010.
Pours an orange colour with a frothy white head. A bit weak but hop-driven aroma of fresh hops, caramel malts and lemon. Hops come through in the flavour with citrus notes. Medium bodied and a slick mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish. Decent IPA.
MikeKeller (721) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Olutravintola Kukko, Kemi. Opaque dark orange beer with white head. Very hoppy aroma and taste aswell. Quite typical "quality IPA" with a good malty body and nice full bitterness.
larsga (5890) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge offwhite coarseish head. Amber body with small particles. Resiny oily tropical fruit and peaches aroma with smoky dusty notes. Dry-sweetish fruity ashy resiny oily taste. Sharpish, prickly mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Dry, somewhat harsh, bitter overripe fruit and chalk aftertaste with lingering ashy wooden notes. Feels like a slight infection. Should rerate. (0.5l bottle, dunno where from. Batch RØ84.)
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours amber-coloured with an abundant, white head. Fruitish, flowery scent with a hint of leather. Coniferous notes along with sweetish malts and even some grain in the flavour. Bitter, hoppy, dry finish.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber colour with big fluffy/foamy slightly off white head, leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some herbs and mild grassyness, but also some nice maltyness. Flavour is bready and caramelly malty along with some fruity and floral hops. Actually quite balanced and nice IPA.
mickut (272) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with thick, creamy white head. Taste is bitter, balanced with a bit of sweetness. Palate is thick. Aromas have spruce, resin, cloudberries, hint of wood.
mjs (4141) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, batch RØ84) Poured copper coloured and almost clear. Head was quite large and white. Aroma contained malts, pine and resin. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, fruitiness, grapefruit, resin, malts, mildly sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter.
TBone (11721) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 03/2011, batch R084)
Clear amber color, big creamy off-white head, lace. Fresh, grassy, slightly cat piss aroma. Medium-bodied. Malty backbone has fruity notes. Decent hoppyness. Pineapple, resin, citrus, pine. Nothing spectacular, but nice, balanced IPA.