Brewed by Malmgårdin Panimo - Malmgard Brewery
Style: Session IPA
Malmgård, Finland


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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"Hop Overdose Ale" brewed for Black Door, Helsinki
Available: cask, draught

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2612) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
Pours slightly hazy yellow with a low head. Aroma is strong hops and some fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and lots of hops. Lives up to it’s name, which is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
Draught at Black Door, Helsinki. Pale, dusted gold with a fine lacing foam and frills. Pissy, old dishcloth aroma with fibrous pineapple hints and background tinned peach. Floral, shampoo and quinine hop..some softening peach and passion fruit. Fresh, hopped up, quite harsh. Has the bollocks of a bigger beer, but balance to go with it. 100 IBUs according to the chap behind the bar. Late, peanut husk afters. Excellent- wouldn’t be out of place in The Valley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1630) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a reddish gold with a full, creamy white head. Aroma is of floral hops, some citrus. Taste is - as the label says - a hop overdose. Palate is dry and surprisingly full. All in all, quite one dimensional, but the hops do take care of everything. They provide the needed fullness, aroma and taste. Exactly what it says on the tin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8827) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
Wow what a nice surprise! A good hoppy beer with delicate smell and taste of fresh citrus, with pineapple to the fore, and citric shells. Nice, dry bitter tail. Not diluted at all. White head, reduced to tiny patches at the surface. Golden body with a slight haze. Perfect tasty, session beer. This 500ml bottle bought at K-Supermarket Kamppi, really proves that it is possible to make a very decent hoppy beer with low alcohol strength (enjoyed at my hotel room in Helsinki 04.02.2011).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4275) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2011
500ml bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi, Helsinki

Pours light yellow with a small head. Nice citrusy and hoppy aroma. Taste has a light body and a massive overload of hops. Palate is long and nicely bitter. Awesome beer for such a low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2859) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Poured clear golden colour with white head. Aroma is citrus and grassy hops. Flavour is blend of grapefruit and lemon. Nice bitter ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 500 ml bottle. Rated @ 25.11.2009.
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a beautiful frothy white head. Loads and loads of hops and citrus on the nose. Similar flavour with some caramel malts to balance the taste. It doesn’t compromise the hoppiness too much. Medium bodied with a very dry mouthfeel. Lovely hop overdose. Kudos for the low ABV. 8-4-8-4-16

500 ml bottle. Rated @ 1.8.2011.
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a large, frothy, chunky head which leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of sweet fruits and crispy floral hops. Lovely bitter flavour of crispy hops, pine needles, pale malts and not much fruitiness. Long and bitter finish of hops and some pine needles. Mouthdrying. Straight to the point IPA, one of my favourites from Finland. 9-4-8-4-16

Draught @ Black Door, Helsinki, June 2013. Fresh keg.
Beautiful balance and even more crispy bitterness I remembered. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy fruits - among them grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and grapefruit as well as other citrus fruits. The body is light. Nice flavor - but please beef up the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Draught at Black Door. Hazy golden coloured with a small white ehad. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass with notes of candies. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grass with notes of citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2010
Draught at Black Door.  Clear golden - white head.  Lovely hoppy aroma. Fruity. Nice high amount of bitterness. Very dry hoppy. Light malty. Grassy. Light hemp. Peppey. Citrus. Very nice. 

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