oh6gdx (24330) - 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 (22619) - 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 (15523) - 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 (8727) - 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 (7873) - 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 (7650) - 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 (6984) - 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 (6479) - 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 (6469) - 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.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A clean, crisp and bitter citrusy golden IPA. Good beer.
How: Tap at Drunk Monk, Mataró, Spain.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a persistent small off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: The hoppy nose of medium intensity is bright citrusy hops over a nice fresh cereals sensation. In mouth the beer is medium body with appropriate medium carbonation, typical clean mouthfeel for this type of beer. Taste is hay-like cereals, smooth honey notes, a certain toastiness, a generous amount of fresh citrusy hops with bitter grapefruits coming out particularly strong. Very sharp bitterness of medium-high intensity. After-taste is grapefruit flesh. lemon zest and toasted bread. Another super-clean and crisp beer from Naparbier, American West-Coast style all the way. I liked this beer a lot, so I googled where to buy Hoptopus but google proposed an alternate spelling and now I really want to buy an octopus.