ChadPoole (102) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky gold with a foamy white head. Good smell of hops, and oranges. Tastes of fresh hops, and fruits with a slight bitterness. Great tasting IPA.
Sebilinz (1535) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange body with nice white head. Aroma is some fruits and some malts. Taste is is pines with fruits and some malts in the background. After taste is bitter slightly balanced by some pale malts sweetness. O.K.
imdownthepub (12590) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 355ml as Finestkind IPA from Beermerchants of Kent. Orange gold with white head. This had quite a floral nose and character to it, rose ips came to mind, with dashes of resin and citrus. The flavours were a little understated really, there was also a hint of caramel. I wanted to love it, but it left me a bit underwhelmed, okay though.
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/light, slightly tart and sweet aroma with citrus and fruits. Deeper golden color with minimal white head and hazy liquid. Medium taste with slightly bitter, over aged fruits and some citrus and grass. Bitterness and sweetness are nicely in balance, likewise other nuances. Hops and some malts can be detected. medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with hops and malts. Medium/light body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, organic and refreshing product that could be somewhat more complex.
ManVsBeer (7656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Drink? Hebden Bridge. Hazy amber in colour with a frothy head. Has a strength, but its dry fruitiness is flavoursome and slightly herbal. Seems a little understated in its ingredients but is easy enough to drink for its volume. Drank as ’Finestkind IPA’
borre_m (950) - NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden. Aroma is hoppy, grass. Taste is hoppy, but balanced. An ok ipa on the milder side.
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
And yet another orange pour with an off white which leaves some suds clinging to my glass. Typical aromas and flavors for a plain old IPA. Thankfully, someone invented the double and Imperial IPA. They made the world a better place!
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - 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 (1127) - 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 (7587) - 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!