TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber-golden color, smallish steady creamy head. Light fruity, a bit unclean sweet bread aroma. Medium-bodied. Lagerish sweet malty flavor with quite light hopping. Slighty fruity. Not much to do with IPA - like drinking a bit maltier pale lager.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source:Bottle at the brewery.
Appearance:Clear amber color with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Hint of caramel but mainly grain. Not a lot of hop presence.
Flavor:Caramel malt base with a floral finish.
Palate:Medium body with mild carbonation.
Overall:I wasnít a big fan of this one. Seemed a bit disjointed.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially disappointing, as it just doesnít "pop" like an IPA should. Seriously lacking in the hop department. However, once you stop thinking about it as an IPA and start thinking about it as just a beer, itís great. Itís very quaffable. One of those beers youíd happily have many pints of during an evening - though at 5.3% that could be an issue!
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purs amber with a small white head. Not much aroma, only a slight hoppyness. Slightly grassy/astringent hoppynes, with a smooth malty finish. very enjoyable.
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
low aroma - just a whiff of malt and grassy hops. sublte honey/caramel malt with an assertive, grassy bitterness. Better fresh I imagine.
FatPhil (11501) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg (William K Kurvi, Helsinki)
Deep amber, small head. Simple sweet malty nose. Luscious smooth malty palate. Very simple, but utterly delightful traditional English bitter body. Hops pretty restrained, I can imagine non-Brits getting confused by the IPA name. However, whatís there is tasty, all pretty mellow. Suffers from being keg a little, I would walk over broken glass to get a real ale version of this.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden with a tiny off white head. Aroma had sweet malt, caramel, fruits and grassy hops. Flavour was sweet with nice malts, caramel, floral hops and fruits. Refreshing stuff that finished fairly bitter.
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Angleterre, Helsinki, on 2009-06-05) Golden and clear. Small white head. Malts and hops in aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, corn, hops, bitterness, sweetness and fruitiness in taste. Fruity, malty and bitter aftertaste.
EHSRanders (1892) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Bitter flavor and finish.
oh6gdx (23143) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@Hadanka, Helsinki. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy along with some slight grassy notes. Flavour is very fruity and quite pleasantly balanced. Nice grassy fruity finish.