Hermod (2572) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ pikkulintu. Deep amber, white head. Pine, caramel, woody notes in aroma. Flavor has caramel, pine, sweet fruity notes. Bitter, quite maltdriven brew. Orange in the hoppy finish as well.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
VsXsV (1621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hazy deep copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, bread, tangerine, caramel and toffee. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of toffee, caramel, tangerine, citrus and pine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Too sweet for an ipa of my liking but well made.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught (Bishops Arms, Folkungagatan, Stockholm) - Copper coloured. Pine, toffee and dried fruit in the aroma. Caramel, raisins, pine and dried apricot in the taste. Fairly hoppy, but with solid malt backbone.
bergstaden (870) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden With a white head - Malts in the aroma along with some hops - Malt body with some hops, but still the Balance is not quite there - malt finish, not much bitterness - this wass ok but lacks bitterness for an ipa
VastActiv (1570) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 23082013. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, some sweetness, hops and malts.
tiong (2779) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruity hops, grass, resin and caramely malts. Taste is malty, caramely and sweetish with notes of resin and ripe fruity hops. Finish is malty and sweet. Quite malty and full bodied IPA.
RexTalionis (1983) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours hazy dark orange in color with a small off-white head. Pine, bready malty notes and light grassy notes. Fairly bitter in taste, some pine here as well. Some sweeter notes too in aftertaste. A bit smoother and this could pass as a double ipa.
Tide (1276) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Pikkulintu. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, hops, tropical fruits, a bit of alcohol and resin. Bitter finish with grapefruit and caramel. Good IPA.
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Light copper-hued body, small white head. Nose is nutty malts, red berries and hints of oranges and grass. Taste is sweet nuts, caramel, almonds, grains, grass, hints of peaches and resin. Low on bitter/sweetness integration; the two feels as if standing side by side rather than being integrated features of the beer. Also, it does taste a bit...strange, in search of a better term. Full body, medium carbonation. OK, but far from the best Närke can do.
Nisse666 (3541) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery cons 2013-08-01 Örebro
AR: fudge, tropical fruits, pine,
AP: hazy bronz, frothy crème beige head
F: fudgy, caramel, tropical fruit, buttery, oily, fresh