VastActiv (1559) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oluttupa Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Originally rated 21042012. Colour is clear copper with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
Imaena (1628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This was a bit of let down given the price point. Not a great IPA.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a copper color with nice white head. Aroma was a nice citrus hop with a caramel malt. Taste followed with a balanced bitter.
Beerheart65 (794) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma has fresh citrus, pine, nuts, dark bread and caramel. Looks really inviting: bit hazy deep amber with long creamy white head - 2 finger of dense delight. Leaves also lacing. Taste is balanced, long finish dries bit, taste starts with fruity sweetness and develops to hoppy bitterness and dries then also, lively taste, nuanced also. Full bodied, velvety soft feel with low carbonation. To sum it up: pure excellence all the way.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear amber with a frothy, white head. Bit of yeast and toast in the nose, some berries. Medium sweet flavor with toast, light funk, grass, yeast, berry fruits. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, quite dry, with a bit more yeast, toast, funky grass, light bubblegum, light bread. Fantastically drinkable stuff.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouts deep copper with a big white head. Nose is light pine and citrus with a breadyness. Taste is sweet mostly with a small amount of bitter. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy with a little bite on the long finish.
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Kavu (1810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is weak, malts with fruits. Flavor is malts, plenty of fruits and a pretty good amount of hops. Quite soft. Nice.
jkwood04 (2903) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, caramel malts, and some light fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good IPA.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Copper Hog in Bellingham, pours a hazy amber orange with a huge beige head. Aroma of fruity hops, berries, and caramel malts to back - seems like a red IPA. Flavour also resembles more of a red IPA, with red berries, resinous hops, marmalade, and sufficient caramel malt to back. Becomes a little cloying in sweetness after a while. Nevertheless, reasonably well-balanced, more malt forward fruity IPA. Very good.
Benzai (5731) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried @ The Bishops Arms Folklungagatan, Stockholm. Slightly unclear dark red color, small to medium sized off-white head thatís gone quickly but leaves a nice lacing. Smell is very fruity, hoppy and bitter. Taste malts, hops, bitter, fruityness, citrus and grapefruit. Medium body, medium carbo.