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Põhjala Virmalised

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style
Brewed by Põhjala
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Tallinn, Estonia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translation: Aurora Borealis - A powerful and hoppy IPA that uses a blend of American hops, giving the beer a fresh citrus and grapefruit punch.
Malts: Pale malt, Cara pale, Crystal 150
Hops: Magnum, Amarillo, Centennial, Citra


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2015
Orange with medium white head. Good strong hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Sytong rich bitterness, citruss notes, a bit touch of waterness. Bet overall very good and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1129) - Riga, LATVIA - AUG 23, 2015
Poured from a bottle purchased at Porgu in Tallinn, Estonia into a short trumpet glass to drink. The beer had an amber-copper color with a large foamy white head that had good retention and very good cling and lacing. Its aroma had a big citrus and floral hops blend with notes of pine, and was fresh and crisp. It had a bitter grainy and citrus taste with some lighter sour earthy and floral tastes. The beer was a bit creamy and wet with average carbonation and thickness, with a fuller mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IngetSlick (73) - - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2015 Bottle from Clayhills bar in Tallinn. Big creamy white head. Muddy amber body. Smells of citrus, grass, pineapple, perfume. Tastes a lot of citrus and hoppy, some pineapple and grapefruit. Very bitter but also sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (977) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at home, orange beer, small/medium head aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, Taste is the same, bitter dry after taste, nice one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (303) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
A bit too old sample, bbe 250815. Long lasting white foamy head. Golden orange beer, a bit reddish, semi clear. Looks great. Aroma is sweet, more of malts cause of the date, some piney notes with citrus. Taste is sweet sugary, fruity, malts, honey(?). Mouthfeel medium, finish ok bitter. Quite smooth one, wish it was fresher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1106) - ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bottle. Slightly hazy orange-amber golden color, small but stable off white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, pine and citrus in the nose, light green and malty notes. Sweetish malty start, pleasant hops fruitiness, more mango and pineapple like flavors, light caramel notes, medium high bitter finish, well balanced. Medium bodied, not very dry and quite drinkable. Solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Tritonia Ölverkstad, Sotkholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, grapefruit, citrus, some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3108) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Draught. Hazy golden in color, off-white head. Tropical fruityness, lemon and bit of malty notes in aroma. Feels fresh. Light grassy bitterness and citrus in taste. Slightly dry bitter aftertaste, yet maintaining good drinkability. Tasty one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (1743) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 8, 2015
Pours a fairly clear orangey golden color, topped with a rather small off-white head. Nice and distinct fruity aroma - sweet tropical fruits like mango. Taste is characterized by a quite decent hoppy bitterness from the start to finish. Short lived bitter herbs in the aftertaste. Nice, hoppy, bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2015
Tap at Braufest Berlin 2015. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrussy hops. Taste is moderate sweet, with a decent dry crisp and fruity hop addition towards the lingering finish.


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