oh6gdx (24601) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks Teddybeer!). This one goes to the memory of my dear friend Miia (angsta). Zombier and IPA on the label, there would not be a better way to make a homage to angsta, Golden colour, small white head, and some lace. Aroma is fruits, caramel, some fruits and floral notes. Flavour is sweet fruits, floral notes and sweet malts. Brilliantly balanced, and gives me a very killing feeling of the lovely personality of angsta, no matter how hard life ever kicked you in the face, you got up, smiled, and continued. Even some days before the reaper cruelly came, you still had the nice approach to life, showing, fuck being serious. Miia, this one is for you, and I will remember all the best things. There’s something in life I learnt, never give up, get up and fight!
omhper (22887) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at PBF. Almost clear deep golden, coarse head. Rich aroma of mango and lychee. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Hop intensive with sweatuy tropical fruits occupying the front windows. Fruity and somewhat yeasty with notes of marzipan and growing resiny bitterness.
TBone (15703) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml @PBFVIII
Clear orange color, small white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, bitter, gooseberries. Long lingering bitterness.
olio (8877) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, mandarin, orange peel, some caramel and toffee notes. Flavor of mandarin, hops, caramel and faint goose berries. Refreshing and balanced.
laiti (7909) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF VIII, BBE 07/2014
Dedicated to the memory of angsta
Aroma is sweet with caramel, exotic fruits and biscuits. Flavour has sweet fruity notes, caramel, biscuits and distant yeasty notes. Too sweet but not bad anyway.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of strong floral and herbal hoppy with some earthy notes. Flavour of sweet caramel, strong floral hops, grains, mild licorice root notes and biscuit. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a malty, rather strong bitter finish. The bitterness here is extremely high. Nice one.
ogivlado (7053) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cafeteria Boulevard, Irun, Basque Country. Cloudy golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, agrumy nose. Moderate malty, caramel and strong grapefruity/agrumy hoppy taste with strong and long-lasting bitter finish and aftertaste. Light perfumed also. Fresh and easy-drinkable IPA.
jonas (6602) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Animale. Hazy golden, nice fluffy golden head. Tropical hop aroma. Medium light body, sparkly mouthfeel. Grass, citrus, tropical notes, nice fresh hop profile. Nice one!
SaintMatty (6556) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml Bottle - Hazy amber in colour. Peach, mango and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy and very bitter taste with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and toffee.
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @ PBF 2013, dedicated to angsta
Pours clear orange with a smooth head. Aroma of hops, exotic fruits, lemon, grass, citrus, caramely malts. Taste is hoppy, juicy, grassy, a bit malty and stuffy with hints of citrus, lemon, exotic fruits. Finish is sweet, juicy and bitter with loads of different hops. Nice amount of hops, but a bit unbalanced and the hop profile is a bit messy.