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Põhjala Virmalised

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6239) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2016
A fine tasty and refreshing ale. Nice hop power.
Hazy dark golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Decent citric hoppy and fruity aroma with a fine intensity. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Smooth grapefruit hoppy, pine and fruity flavor.
[On tap at Grünerløkka Brygghus in Oslo, Norway]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (3256) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
330ml bottle @ Bull Bar & Grill, Rovaniemi, Finland. Pours hazy orange, white head. Aroma is juicy tropical fruit and malt. Taste is fruity and hoppy with a moderate bitterness. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1498) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours a bit hazy golden with medium head. Aroma is citrus fruits, malts, pine and grape fruits. Some strawberry. Flavor is malts, caramel notes, citrus fruits, pine, strawberry and hint of alcohol. Nice balanced ipa. Swell!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (159) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2016
Amber colour. A bit hazy. Medium head, which does not stay at all. Nice and powerful aroma. Apricots, pineapple, tangerine and other citruses. Peachy beginning. Nice spicy tingeling on tongue in the middle. Citrussy and bitter finish. Rather light bodied, easy drinkable, refreshing beer. Estonian classics, which one should enjoy time to time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1837) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Pours cloudy copper with white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, moderate malty and somewhat hoppy. Flavour is toasted, citrus, medium bitter, medium sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5555) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with average to huge, frothy, osteoporosing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Piney and citrusy, hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, a touch of pineapple, caramel malty background. Taste is moderately bitter hoppy, piney and slightly citrusy, hints of grapefruit, a touch of orange, dry malty basis; minimally watery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Henkk4 (12) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Hazy orange color, white head. Nice aroma with notes of mango and hops. Taste is grapefruit, herbs and a bit floral. Medium bitterness and body with soft carbonation. Pleasant beer that has some "kick" in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beers0mniac (79) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Hazy orange color with dense medium head. Strong hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, tropical fruits and malts. Really good! Taste is perfectly balanced with tropical fruits, malts and hops to give nice soft bitter end. Full bodied, soft carbonation. One of the best new IPAs that i have tried, fantastic beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luca78 (33) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2016
Solid IPA. On tap. Very strong flavor. Maybe too malty. But dry and easy to drink. A little bit roasted. Drink it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hikeg (191) - - JAN 23, 2016
Pours flat light amber with large frothy white head. Sweet pine, caramel, hay,grapefruit. Medium sweet, medium bitter, soapy, moderate long finish. Medium body, oily texture. Slick and clean.

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