MiP (12863) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, 6.6%. Good hop aroma, sweet and grassy. Also caramelly, perhaps from the malt. Hazy yellow colour, stable white head. The flavour is also quite hoppy, grassy and refreshing. Good body. Also some sweetness to balance the hops. Hint of yeast in the aftertaste.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SOPP 2008, Helsinki. Golden color with small head. Refreshing aroma with fair amount of lemony and raisiny hops. Bittersweet flavor with strong lemony and grapefruity hop character. Dry, chewy and bitter finish. Pleasant, drinkable and moreish, but there could be more hop complexity.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 (Re-rate, keg at Pikkulintu, 20130821) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, caramell and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy and bitter. A very nice malty IPA. No need to adjust the score.
(Draught at SOPP2008) Golden and clear. Small dense white head. Citric, hops and cowhouse in nose. Medium palate. Hops, citric flavours, grass, bitterness and fruitiness in taste. Long aftertaste with citric flavours and bitterness. Old rating: 8-3-8-3-15=3.7
tlind2 (1042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@SOPP2008, Helsinki. Hazy golden color, low white head. Hoppy aroma, citric notes. Hoppy, piny flavor -- american hops? Dry malty finish. Quality beer, but not easy to approach.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught sample 0,2l 4,5€ at SOPP Helsinki
Taste: This was an oasis all day long taster’s path. Very strong strange aroma grapefruit buttercup. Difficult =interesting just once ? many times, who knows. I am woman.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, a bit hazy, yellow color, small white head. Cut grass hoppy aroma. Pale malty. Cut fresh grass flavor - lingering hoppyness. Light buttery notes. Long bitterness. Refreshing. Närke makes really interesting beers, this one has really interesting name ...
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (SOPP2008, Helsinki)
Pale orange, filmy head. Very flowery and grapefruity aroma - big raw whole hops, even smells like bees and beestings. Huge sweet fruity hoppy taste - steeped in raw hops. A bit over the top, but remarkably tasty in small quantities.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught@SOPP, Helsinki) Hazy golden with a small head. Very citrusy-hoppy, original aroma with exotic fruits and dandelions. Quite strongly hoppy, exotic-fruity and citrusy, dry flavor with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, soft-carbonated, refreshing. A very nice and beautifully hoppy, dry summer ale.
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at Akkurat, Stockholm. Golden color with a nice white head. Hoppy and fruity with a bitter finish. Almost full-bodied.
pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Akkurat. Pours copper colored with a little head. A nice bitterness from Grapes that gives it a good taste.