VastActiv (3714) - 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 Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 21042012. Colour is clear copper with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mikkeller bar. Pours a near clear champagne-brown body with a small just off-white sidesticking head. Fruity and yeasty-sweet on the aroma. Not hoppy at all actually. Light yeasty and some white sugar is the main aromas here. Average carbonated and a light sticky mouthfeel. Really sweet this one. Tons of pink bubblegum and sugar on top. Well, OK, maybe not that bad but it’s quite far out there on the sweet side. Something that reminds me of a rye-IPA I once had. You sure this is a IPA? Quite uncommon indeed this. 06.01.2012
_angst_ (3332) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ The Rover. Pours tiny hazy amber with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while clinging to the glass leaving lots of thick sticky lacing. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with whole grain bread, dark grapes, golden syrup, resinous wood, overripe lemons, dark plums, caramel and subtle hints of moist moss and alcohol. Taste is is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and malty with dark rye bread, prunes, raisins in rum, resinous wood, moist soil, leather, dark honey, lemon balm, grape juice and straw. Mouthfeel is tiny round, slightly astringent, slightly oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter, herbal and fruity with dark bread, lemon balm, honey, prunes, raisins, moist soil and wood. Quite interesting...
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.
Kavu (2728) - 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.
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Craft. Orange red colour, quite clear, small off-white bubbly head, fades quickly. Aroma is medicinal, bit of deep heat, some apple, bit of cream, spice and strawberry. Taste is red fruits, bit of cinnamon spiciness, caramel, lots going on. Very strange, but pretty nice.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, deep amber, with a white head.
Hoppy, spicy aroma, caramel, spruce, apricot, yeast, strawberries, passion fruit.
Off-dry, medium to fll bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, hoppy taste, spruce, malt, apricot, crushed strawberries (!), passion fruit, yeast, caramel. Feels a bit one dimensional, end quite sticky, with an aggressive bitterness. (2012-07-04)
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.
ration (2007) - 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.
Imaena (1999) - 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.