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Põhjala Virmalised

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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (215) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (186) - - JUL 5, 2015
Pours an unclear copper with a pure white head. Grape, pine and grass. Bitter, ever so slightly salty. Light body a long, hoppy after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wass (7) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
Fantastic pale ale with perfect match to Lepik's pizza base... Then again a bottle for five friends is too little

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EZboy123 (1) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
Almost perfect IPA. Hazy orange color, small white head. Smells fresh fruity hops. Very refreshing. EZboy likes it. :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2171) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Draught at Il Birrificio. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, floral hops, pine, resin and a bit of grass. Bitter finish with citrus, peach, floral hops and resin. Excellent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Hazy orange color small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, fruity, decently bitter. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle @ joes. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity, slightly ashy or something. Reminds me of ipas back in the day. Tastes malts, grains, bitter, some herbs. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1069) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle Aroma-citrus, fruits Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Overallvery good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartR (87) - Aespa, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2015
Here’s your perfect everyday IPA. It’s got everything you expect from it. Lot’s of American hops, especially citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit. Some caramel sweetness from the malts. Optimal hop bitterness level. All together very refreshing and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5881) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 Bottle from European local swap, many hanks to VamboladeTolly. Hazy orange golden color with thick white head. Strong fruity, citrus hoppy aroma. Citrus hoppy taste together with zest, pines, resin. Solid malty base. Long hoppy bitter finish.Tasty.


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