tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Bierkompass
Pours dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, sweet notes, hops, floral notes and grass. Taste is smooth, malty and sweetish with notes of rye, caramel, floral notes, fruits and grass. Finish is smooth, bitter and malty with notes of rye, caramel and hops. Okay, quite smooth and heavy IPA.
laiti (5521) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ home, bottled 2013
Aroma is resiny with caramel and fruity hops. Also some biscuits. Flavour is slightly harsh with caramel, some malty tones, biscuits and lots of fruity hops. Alcohol is present, but does not disturb. Very good IPA.
Yorker (1102) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a little sediment and a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are peach, citrus, pine, and caramel - with a bitter finish.
anders37 (16394) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
olio (5904) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle.
Cloudy orange color, small head. Hops and resin on the nose, mild pine needles and grass, rye is quite faint. A bit malty taste, resinous hops, citric fruits and some hay. Nice, rye stays on the background.
lusikka (6000) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark orange colour with a copper hue. Nice lacing. Aroma of citrusy hoppiness, some honey-like notes and caramel. Quite rich flavour of strong citrusy bitterness, mild caramel sweetness, resin, very mild bready maltiness, pineapple, orange peel and herbal grassy notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a rich, dry, mildly bready finish. Lingering bitter finish. Lovely refreshing IPA without too much rye.
Desverger (1700) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@yespr’s - golden/orange coloured pour with small white head. Hoppy fruity aroma and taste, caramel malty, grassy, citrus, pine needles, bitter hoppy finish. Decent.
brnandersen (1826) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Hazy, golden colour with an amber tint. Small, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, grapefruits, grass, caramel malts and a herbal, rye note. Taste is bitter. Medium body with an average carbonation. Finishes fruity with pines and a herbal note. Nice IPA.
conway (1317) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with some floaties and a big white head. Aroma is spicy rye, floral hops and fruity esters. Taste follows suit and adds solid hop bitterness, orange peel and something akin to oak. Somewhat thick mouthfeel and strong carb. Interesting.
Idiosynkrasie (3623) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, deep golden to amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney, minimally citrusy hoppy aroma. Taste is intensely bitter hoppy, hints of pineapple, passion fruit. Really boring and disappointing for a paradigmatic US craft brewery’s IPA.