liinis (1766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice and thick. lots of character. a bit too bitter hops. Maybe with something added to balance the bitterness it was a better IPA for my taste.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled, rated 19.8.2010) Hazy amber with a smallish, but firm head. Grapefruity-citrusy-fruity nose with grainy-bisquity-caramely maltiness, some berries and yeast. Flavor is yeasty with lots of bitterness, homebrewish roughness, fermented-strawberryish, and mildly ashy. Almost medium body with soft CO2. Unfortunately also this one supports my "good and clean 4.5% IPAs don’t exist" theory. It is, however, from the better end of the spectrum, and becomes more tolerable when warming up.
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, average mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate sweetish malty aroma, citrus hoppyness and some fruit. Body is light to moderate, flavor has citrus hoppyness and some sweetness. Finish is moderate and malty, dryish and bit soapy bitterness. Chinook and Simcoe hops but body is unfortunately too weak.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ home. BBE 12/2012.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a huge bubbly off-white foam. Nice lacing too. Rich aroma of floral hops, citrus, caramel and yeast. Floral hops dominate the taste with a hint of lemon and grass. Medium bodied, a bit watery texture and average carbonation. Bitter and long finish. Really good for a 4,5% abv IPA.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml @Beer Hunters (BB 12/2012)
Slightly hazy amber color, big cloudy off-white head. Berryish (lingonberry), slightly hoppy aroma. Watery palate, foamy mouthfeel. Hayish hoppyness, light wood. Lingering bitterness. A bit lame, probably could be better from tap ... or with higher ABV.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with large, lasting creamy white head. Taste is medium bitter with a bitter finish. Palate has a dry yet slick mouthfeel and a fairly long aftertaste. Aroma has coniferous and citric bitters, grass and light malts.
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Jumbo, Vantaa. Poured hazy light copper color. Fluffy white head, some lacing. Aroma is fruity hoppy (lemon mostly). Flavor is malt, hops and some yeasty notes. Finish is fruity and bitter.
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazy amber colour with big foamy off-white head.
Incredibly fruity hoppy aroma. Almost like fruit salad, well, some piney bitter hops too (and some metallic notes). Flavour is very fresh, fruity bitter hoppy. Highly drinkable. Fizzy. Quite long-lasting fruity bitter aftertaste.
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) Poured amber and quite clear. Head was large, white and bubbly. Aroma contained mildly hops, fruitiness and bit of metallicness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, mildly grain, peach, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter.