laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kahdet Kasvot
Rather light and somewhat sweet aroma with caramel, hops and fruits. Flavour is somewhat sweet with resin, hops, some semi-ripe fruits and hints of berries. Some bready malt also. Palate becomes sticky after some sips. An IPA on the sweet side with moderate hopping.
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with medium lasting head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, some fruits, malts and metal. Flavour of malts, british hops, mild fruits and caramel. Some off-flavors ruin this, a bit more of an english pale ale.
ration (2005) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with a smooth medium head. Aroma English hops, grass. Sweet like an english ipa but not quite. Berries like. Meh.
hombrepalo (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap poured at Fountainheads. Nice fluffy white head; bright clear gold. Lemony and citrus hops are shining through on the aroma, with a touch of pine and earth. More subtle flavor, but still very hop forward with lemon, pine, and woodiness. Lighter fluffy body, and nicely bitter finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at The BrewDog Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, candy sugar and candy floss. Similar flavours with grassy hops and alcohol also. Mildly bitter with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering candy floss, musk sticks and strawberries.
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Oluthuone Kuikka, Helsinki
Pours dark reddish orange with a nice foamy smooth head. Aroma of fruity hops, exotic berries, caramel and toffee. Taste is malty and sweetish with some fruity notes and a lot of berries. Finish is hoppy and slightly fruity. A nice, quite tasty amber IPA.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at 9A ... dark amber ... thin white head ... huge zeztty orange nose ... very nice nose ... little toofizzy ... big lychee and peach ... quite a big bitter linger ... such juicy fruits ... lovely
Cunningham (5261) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden colour with an off white head. Fruity and hoppy nose. Hoppy and fruity flavour. A bit sweet.
On tap at Schouskjelleren in Oslo, Norway. Labeled as: A not so Uncommon IPA]
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with an excellent white head. Juicy nectar and tropical fruits with biscuity caramel malt providing foundation. Big pine in the flavor. Medium body with a sweet resinous finish.
Bov (10182) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught@Erzbierschof; the keg is labelled as "not so Uncommon IPA" ?! - clear dark amber beer with a modest head retention; very flowery hoppiness; unusual notes of vegetables (pumpkin?); medium-bodied and with a light astringency; pretty creamy palate; fair and very aromatic bitterness leaving long flowery and gently spicy notes