HenrikSoegaard (12234) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Pine and orange notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Sissio (1053) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Birratrovo, Como. Pours amber, cream head. Nice soft fruity caramel aroma and taste with neat hearbaceous bitternes, not invasive nor persistent.
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
26/XII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle as "Finest Kind IPA" @ Tim’s 1st Second Christmas Day Tasting - BB: II/4/16 (2015-1809) Thanks to Tim DB for picking this one up for me in NYC!
Clear orange beer, creamy yellow to off-white head, pretty stble, little adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, mango, pineapple, bit of honey, sweet and fruity. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty soapy start, lots of citrus, sweet malts, bitter hops, some yeast. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, bit malty, sugary touch, some honey, exotic fruits, pineapple, resinous finish. Lovely beer!
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. can labeled Finest Kind IPA, poured to snifters showing a hazed, light orangey gold color, with a modest, soft white layer of head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was lightly dank, with some mineral/well water hints, and light citrus as orange on the back. A bit less than medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste was similar less the mineral hints, and added a modest, citrus & rind-like bitterness. Average IPA faire.
MrOrla (1377) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours orange with a white head. Stale hops, green tea, sweet caramel, piney, resin, light grape. Taste is the same with a bitter and dry fininsh.
sloshgator (623) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank as Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, this is one good brew in the style. Hazy orange pour with a tight frothy lasting head. Nice floral and fruit aroma although not real prominent. Taste is well-balanced with notes of fruit and floral with just a minor hop bite. Finestkind is all that!
tsd08460 (498) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, pine, caramel,
Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish,
Baramba (620) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Orange with white head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malt flavour with strong long hoppy bittter end
GlennHendry (200) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus and floral hops on the nose. Grapefruit, a little pine and some tropical fruit. Sweet malts come through as well. Moderately bitter. Nice.
77ships (6479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you tderoeck! 355 ml. bottle sampled as “Finestkind IPA” @ “Tim’s Christmas Tasting”. BBF 02/2016. Hazy golden, little white head. Nose is oily grapefruit peel, peach, resin, oily sweetish, mineral qualities dominating a bit. Taste is heavy oil, mineral, oily caramel, mellowed grapefruit, older grapefruit,;.. Touch watery hop oil body. Feels a bit old, faded but still pretty decent.