Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle enjoyed with friends. Pours a copper gold with almost no head that quickly dissipates. Looks flat and unappealing. Aroma is strongly of wood with a little toffee. Slightly cardboardy hops. Taste is a woody carboardy sweetness that’s overpowered by a metallic bitterness. Rough and messy and flat to finish. Metallic aftertaste dominates as well. Bad beer, very disappointing for a highly regarded brewery.
ration (1936) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
110914. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma caramel, toffee, mild bitterness. Sweet malty taste with Very British feel. Not an IPA that even myself I associate with the genre nowadays. Not Bad.
MSBrindbergs (328) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från Alko, Finland.
Snygg klar kopparröd i färgen med ett mastigt skum.
Doftar kola, vanilj, frukt.
Päronsötma med en riktigt kass beska. Alkohol slår igenom.
Typisk engelsk IPA, inte i min smak.
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Juha (33) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful copper colour. Aroma is some toffee. Taste is toffee too with some bitterness which is a bit harsh. OK’ish ESB.
JohnRMurdoch (3278) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle present. Light chestnut brown, good head. Grain malt aroma. Dry grain caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. I don’t normally like this style of beer but this one is OK.
lobs_ols (84) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transparent red gold, strong white head. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Caramel, toffee, bitter notes - but not quite IPA bitter to my taste. Good, though. Nice spicy caramel finish. I could do with another.
Hantti (24) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To my taste this is a quite basic IPA. Not special in any way, but not bad either. Would hope for some "twist" in the taste.
TET (1641) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown beer, a head is medium and blond. The nose has caramell, some wood, berries. Basic brittish. Taste has caramell malts, some wood and fruits, medium bitterness that dries the taste almost dry. Medium bodied, surprisingly also some alcohol. This beer is filled up with basic brittish nuancees, but nicely fresh.
Psytron (1313) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very mild smell of hop. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of hop, plastic. Medium bitter, flat carbon. Oily texture.
Sarpa (885) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl from Alko @ home. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Caramel, nuitty, floral hops aroma. Caramel, bready malts, grass, bitter, slightly metallic flavor.
Flensburger (4) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic India Pale Ale: amber in colour, really strong and malty aroma. intensively bitter at the same time, the bitterness offers some hints of citrus and pine. Long lasting finish! Still it comes well-balanced.