FatPhil (12724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Copper, tiny head. Very raw aromatic floral hops, and window-cleaning fluid in the aroma. Sharply tangy palate. Some ginger and a little lightly roasted malt, but overall, very hoppy. Sherbet and fruity. A very small amount is quite nice but not for drinking any quantity of. Possibly I only enjoyed this as it was my first American IPA of the evening. The style gets tremendously boring very quickly.
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-05-15) Amber colour. Not-so-big white head. Hops and some malts in nose. Full palate. Taste is mostly hops with some malts and salty liquorice. A bit too one-dimensional for my taste.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap, strong floral head and rich body. This was crisp yet very SMOOTH. Huge aroma of flower and citrus. Finishes bitter but with a hint of malts/alcohol to boot. Solid IPA. I like this for its crisp, fruity flavor and bitter finish. Not for the faint hearted.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Hazy reddish-brown with a broken thin white head. Mild grassy hop aroma - very faint overall. Grassy hop taste with biscuity malts, but very little richness present here, and quite plain overall. Basic.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Very hazy darkish amber with a smallish, fluffy head. Slightly stuffy-hoppy, dried-fruity, grainy-malty aroma. Fruity, quite strongly bitter flavor with some "Severin-like" stinginess (although masked by the reasonable maltiness). Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. A good IPA, but this just didn’t hit the sweetspot for me.
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, grass, pine needles and elder flowers.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. Hoppy, piney, fruity and grassy aroma with a malty sweet note. Hoppy, peach fruity flavor with pine notes. Dry, hoppy bitter finish.
Ratman197 (12562) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BNottle poured a hazy copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, orange peel and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthjiness, light pine and light orange peel with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
murky and hazed red bright brown body. dirty flower petals. lasting thick bubbled head that is all white. just a touch of lemon in the nosetastes like my uncle jesse’s front porch smelled when i was a kid . dusty with the wind bringing the scent of the pines and the honeysuckle hanging from the fence line, but under it all dirt, oil, sweat, clay and old wood of everything because everything around there was old even back then the smell of the metal that was always around from the poles holding up the roof to cemtn . the berry patch that grew to the south by the pear tree and at the edge of the property the grape vines that grew fat & so dark that they seemed black all this with the constant sound of a motor somewhere. the wind, the creak of the trees and the constant distant voices just beyond understanding that came from all the other family houses just on the edge. damn. i ramble when i drink sometimes. decent beer.
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sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized light tan head with very good retention and plenty of sticky lace. Hazy, orange/copper hued brew. Nose is lightly floral and citrusy with a big toasty malt backing. Body is med/full with a nice carbonation, lightly resiny, clean on the palate. Plenty of hop flavor, light pine, grapefruit, bubblegum and a light earthiness. Malts back and balance out the hops really well, nicely toasty, lightly chewy, fairly dry. Dry, hoppy finish, solid bite. A very nice IPA indeed but at $5 a 12ozer. i,m not sure how many times i,ll be able/want to enjoy it? Bottle procured @statelineliquors.