oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Oluthuone Joutsen, Hyvinkää. Something between amber and copper colour with a mediumsized foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is grassy hops, some fruity and floral notes along with some grains and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is quite bready with some grassy, floral and fruity bitterness kicking in. Rather biting carbonation and a bitter grainy finish. Good attempt at an IPA from a macro.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden color, good white head. Light fruity hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity hoppyness. Very nice grapefruity aftertaste. Balanced, good macro IPA. When it warms up, some annoying rubbery notes - maybe from Koff yeast?
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (Amsterdam, Helsinki)
Nice fresh fruity aroma, initially sweet grapes, something almost lychee-like in it’s topical aspects, then some more classical cascade grapefruit. Not huge, but not lacking at all. Pale orange, small tight keggy head. Crisp palate, clean, refreshing, crisp carbonation. Pleasant balance between bready malts, aromatc hops, and sticky resiny bitterness. Initially I was thinking this was brilliant for Koff, as it is actually pretty good, but I tire of the of the slightly synthetic feel, the hops become too resiny, and it stops being a thirst quencher. But it’s still good for koff, they should do this more often.
rosenbergh (5553) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Fruity and citrusy hoppy aroma with mild bitterness and touch of sweetness. The flavour is bitter hoppy. Kind of hollow flavour with only bitterness, some pine and notes of grapefruit. Thin and fizzy.
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lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Kitty’s, Helsinki.
Pours a copper brown colour with a creamy frothy head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, grapefruit and bread. Flavour of pale malts, grassy hops, floral notes, grapefruit and some grains. Medium bodied, rough mouthfeel and a fruity, harsh bitter finish. Good.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ O’hara’s Freehouse, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel and pale malts. Flavour is the same with some goose berries. Harsh bitter palate. Decent.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ O’Hara’s Freehouse
Aroma is fruity with peaches, citrus, bready malt and some hay. Flavour has citrus, gooseberry bush, some nettles, peach and grass. Also a feeling of English hops in the finish. Foamy palate. Feels a bit harsh at the end of the glass. Kind of reminds me of some real ale IPAs.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Kitty’s, 20130301) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had citricness, fruitiness, grain and malts. Palate was medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, grain, malts, sweetness and quite harsh bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. A flawless IPA with good aroma and unfortunately too harsh taste. Fuller body would have been better. Score while the beer was cold: 3.4
When warmed up the beer developed sewer and honey characters. The end result would have been 2.6. I will end up in the average.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine but very bitter. NIce and crafty and at the same time a little bit of a sweet feature and golden in color.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Kitty’s, Helsinki
Pours clear golden orange with a large smooth foamy head. Aroma of crispy malts, hints of citrus, lemon and grassy hops. Taste is crisp and stingy with notes of citrusy hops, lots of pine and grass and hints of malts. Finish is smooth, quite carbonated and hoppy with notes of citrus, fruits, pine and malts. Easy to drink, surprisingly tasty, although a bit dull IPA.