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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
"Hop Overdose Ale" brewed for Black Door, Helsinki
Available: cask, draught.
Formely known as Huvila Black Door H.O.D.A.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7700) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4187) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2009
50cl bottle. Golden color with a frothy white head, that lasts. Citrus and lots of hops in aroma. A very dry taste, citrus well hidden, but it is there, more in the aftertaste: Very very dry and bitter, just as it says on the bottle. Think this will be a favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2008
Cask@Black Door. Slightly hazy orangeish golden colour with small white head. Aroma is fruity and grassy and fruity hops along with some wooden notes. Flavour is bigtime grassyness along with some flowery and fruity hops as well as some mild wooden hints. A pleasant hoppy brew which leaves a long grassy and flowery aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
draught at Blackdoor Helsinki color:dark yellow. Taste:bit fruity,malts and hops v-e-r-y long aftertaste lasted in my mouth one kilometer walk. Nice session beer ?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2009
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head. Sweaty citric grapefruity aroma. Very dry, almost thin. Slim and drinkable, but mindblowingly bitter. The lightest bready malt has makes no attempt to hold the floodgate of inky bitterness back. Certainly not shooting for balance, but achieving drinkability anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3522) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6487) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2679) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cloudy, orange beer with medium and white head. Hop.Over.Dose.Ale have hoppy and aromatic aroma with pine needles and some fruits. Flavour is strongly bitter and it is near of overdose of hops in the first mouthfull. But you adjust to strong bitterness quickly and there are also lot of pine needles, grass and maybe some lemon and then flavour turns into long and bitter end. All the flavour seems to become from hops and I would wish also something more than only hops. Quite easy to drink but not watery. I had to wait a long time before I get this beer into my glass, but worth to wait. Strogly bitterness beer, that pleasures hop freeks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - 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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