Marstonlad (328) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kaisla, Helsinki. A color of dark reddish amber with a medium-sized frothy head. Aroma of piny, grassy and fruity hoppiness. Tasty is crisp, dry and bitter, hops bite initially with a fruity punch. The finish features dry, bready malty notes, probably from the rye malts. Palate is medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Nice quality IPA.
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is clear ruby with small white bubbly head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, floral, dryness, hops and some malts.
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown coloured beer with medium sized head and lots of lacing. Rye pops up first and then some sweet notes, hops stay back in the aroma. Rye balances the hops making this relatively sweet for IPA. Maybe a bit too thin body and needs a little more hops. Nice experiment with rye malts.
visionthing (2391) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Panimoravintola Bruuveri, Helsinki. Deep amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, malt, caramel and a hint of citrus. Medium sweet and piney with a quite decent bitterness. Quite well balanced. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice IPA! (2013-08-16)
Andy_ (515) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper-coloured beer with a small persistent head. Aromas of rye malts and pine wood. Taste is mostly sweet and rye malty. Fair amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and medium full.
Moebbels (240) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper-red body. Large well-lasting head with slightly off-white color. Nose mild, slightly bitter and spicy. Taste starts with a malty sweetness that is quickly followed by a hoppy bitterness that leaves a surprisingly mild aftertaste. Pretty well balanced and nice to drink.
Psytron (1151) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Sopp 2013. Smell of caramel. Dark golden colour, yellow head. Aroma of hops, rye, spruce. Bitter, faint sweetness. Flat but plentiful carbon.
jookos (1522) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Kaisla. amber.. reddish. Pine, dark caramel, ryish, malts. Some yeastly notes. Body is medium full, quite dry and bitter. Feels really lika an sturdy IPA- not overhopped, aroma-wise, with a bunch of floral perfumy citrus things, but bitter with a good piny malt backbone. This could surely survive the notorios boat trip down to the indies.
HopfenWeisse (884) - - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old backlog. Hazy dark brown color with small head. Aroma is rye, hops. Flavor is rye, hops. Different bit nice.
SperkeleForce (401) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
At tap in oluthuone Kaisla. Pours reddish yellowish dark with not much head. You can just feel the rye bread in the taste. Nice smooth balance of Ales sweeter and hoppier characters blended with some interesting dark rye notes. Nice smooth finish with butterish and hay notes.