KansaiBeerLvrs (2981) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beer Cafe Ueda. Monteith’s IPA 5.5% 35 IBUs It pours a bit of a flat looking brownish gold with a soapy head of foam. A fruity nose that has a rough earthy graininess to it. The taste is caramel, rough grains and a bitterness that is a bit tannic and green but mostly neutral in flavor. A 1990s style British IPA that has been lobotimized removing most flavor and character leaving an insipid malty sweet lightly bitter bland beer. Drinkable but not what anyone in 2014 would expect from an IPA. Boring but not terrible.
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle@mallashovi. Amber color and small head. Aroma has citrus. Taste is short with only a hint of hoppiness.
HopfenWeisse (1273) - - OCT 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow golden color with medium head. Aroma is cooked vegetables. Flavor is malt, caramel. Not ipa and tasty beer anyhow.
oh6gdx (22402) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (shared with TBone). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, herbal and toffeeish along with some citrus. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden, resiny along with some sweet malts and a nice floral long aftertaste.
thellgren (430) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33 bottle from Viking Line ferry boat from Stockholm to Helsinki. Dark orange with some head. Taste has some hops mixed with CO2. Dies rather quickly in your mout. A bit too watery for a IPA.
TBone (13845) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Viking Line tax free. Clear golden amber color, good off-white head. Harsh, woody hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Piney, resiny hoppyness. Feels even more bitter than 35 ibu. A bit harsh.
Borresteijn (5320) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from The Beer Tree. Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of some light grassy hops, some pine, light malts. Flavour is medium sweet, light fruity, light malty, light pine, light grass, light bitter finish. Light bodied. Went well with my roti, but otherwise forgettable.
liinis (1696) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and easy with some good hops. OK maltiness and a good mouthfeel. light yellow colour. white head
adamnowek (609) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Somewhere between tasteless and mildly offensive. Smells awful. Tastes awful. Zero character. The brewer makes claims about hops, but I just can’t find them.
Armadill0 (302) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden yellow, almost clear with a small white head. Aroma has grain, vegetable, dust and a little citrus.
Taste has grain, dust and some fruit. Surprisingly nothing hoppy going on. Aftertaste is bitterish, body is ok though a bit shallow. Goes down easy enough, but doesn’t make mark in any direction.