Beerheart65 (1356) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper /honey, one finger head leaves lacing and stays ok. Slightly roasted, caramel, tropical fruits, bit almost funky notes also. Flavor-kick: sweet and higly bitter, bit roasted caramel, tropical fruits, medium body, slick feel , soft carbonation, long tasty and bitter finish. Lots of personalality, nice nuances but also challanges with bitterness bunch.
Sarpa (1302) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 33cl @ Nordic. pours copper, small head.aroma of bread, pine hops. matls, some rye bitterness, hops.
VastActiv (5447) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours are rye, citrus, fruits, grape, malts and hops. Great beer.
Lowenbrau (3076) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 330ml bottle @Bodega de la Ardosa. Really hoppy aromas, herbal , pine, among caramel and some skunky ones. Pours dark gold, hazy, with vanishing white head, poor lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly crispy texture. Taste is mild bitter, as aftertaste.
Vidar_Lund (20) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a light amber color with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, yeast and hay. Plenty of bitterness in this one. Medium to heavy body with limited carbonation (on the border of flat?). All in all an ok IPA sitting somewhere between the light IPAs and the DIPAs.
olio (8885) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, Tampere.
Pours slightly hazy golden color with minimal head. Aroma of fruits, hops, grass and some malts. Flavor of hoppy fruits, mild caramel malts, fruits and hay. Bitter palate with a dry malty finish. Decent.
laiti (7914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori
Aroma has bready malt, some resin and fruits. Flavour has resiny malt, hops, fruits and hints of gooseberry bush. A bit sticky and sweet but good.
mjs (6198) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 (Updated rating, keg at Pikkulintu, 20140312) The hops came through very nicely both in the aroma and it the taste. The rye was present in the fuller body. +2
(Bottle, 0.33l - BBE 210814, at Pikkulintu, 20130106) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness, fruitiness and rye bread. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grapefruit, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy, malty and bitter. A nice IPA but if the label says rye the grain should have a stronger presence. Old score: 3.5
Melker (252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of pine, orange-peel, grapefruit, caramel.
Very smooth taste, sweet and pretty bitter.
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, oranges. Bitter flavour with grapefruit, rye, hops.