kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle I got at cheese shop in Des Moines Iowa. Tiny white head. Tart plum sweet aroma. Taste is slightly bitter and hoppy. Tart fruit dominates. Doesn't seem very much IPA in my book. Just ok
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml, Batch 199, bottled 10.01.2009. Clear deep copper with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Aromas of earthy toffee, raisin, oak, cherry and toasted grain. Tastes of tart cherry, plum, dark toffee, citrus zest and woody hops. Medium body is lightly tingly with low-average carbonation, and balanced by a long wooden finish. This one was on deep discount as it was obviously past its prime as an IPA. But the quality of the brew is still evident, and now with 4 years of bottle aging tastes like a nice English Strong with a touch of sourness.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 2010. 50 cl. bottle. Poured amber with a white head. It has all the things an IPA is suppose to have, but is lacking balance in my book. Still very enjoyable.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101105.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, resin, floral hops and grass. Flavor of hay, caramel malts, hops, fruits and goose berries.
ration (1886) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 11.12.2010
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fair lemon lilt in the nose and a nice backlit yellow murk of a body, with a consistent and sizeable head. Sharp uptake of a rustic hop blend on initial taste and a fully expected zip from the upmarket IPAs on the palate with a sizeable bitterness on the finish.
This was the cheapest of the lot I’ve seen, bought just before an impromptu house party, and was just a cut above the generic. An interesting continental take on getting the bellow of pungentness from the English hops, but nothing you won’t be missing out on if there’s a spread from Haandbryggeriet for you to sample.
Batch 435, Provenance Wines, Edinburgh
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 15.10.2010
Aroma is hoppy with exotic fruits, some grapefruits, resin and hints of biscuits. Flavour has hops, exotic fruits, some resin, grapefruits and hints of caramel. Good IPA, but does not reach the top.
Thompson (257) - - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange colour, white hfead witch very rapidly dissappeared. Good tasye of alcohol. somewhat weaker taste of hop as expected. drank at buitenlust together with benzai.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Orange hazy colour with a beige head. Grape aroma. Spicy flavour with a lot of fruity notes. Nice IPA!
Benzai (6266) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Re-rate of an old rating: April 27th 2012. 50cl bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust shared with Thompson. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Smell hops, fruits, bitter. Taste hops, bitter, slightly pine, grapefruit. Medium body, medium to high carbo.