Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle
Making the trek to the Helsinki suburbs I decided to start with a new country tick. This is not the greatest IPA in the world (after all it is from Shipyard) but at least I can cross a small island off the list. That should be the only reason to go for a subpar beer.
Aroma / Appearance - The bronze icy body had a chunky white head that was disjointed like tearing apart packing peanuts. Musty dog fur, peaches, and late fall leaves rotting in a pile are not the stuff of legends. Fortunately there are no signs of awful infection.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, melon, and peaches revive interest enough to tackle the entire bottle. Apple pie stars in a transitional mouthfeel that clings to the tongue for about a minute. The bitter oaky finish tries to be distinct. This might work better on a warm beach but in that case I think I would go for something stronger on ice instead. Otherwise it is an uninspired offering.
olsvammel (3793) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at Sorbon in Bromma (Stockholm). Butter on the nose, diacetyl. Same thing in the taste, butter and butterscotch. A hint of rancid butter. No hops at all. It was infected but not completely overpowering like an Innis & gunn. The bartender gave me a different beer as compensation.
Grumbo (718) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle enjoyed in a bar in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Attractive amber colour, strong citrus aroma, mid sweet, medium body.
AWISLguy (1565) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach. Pours a golden orange with a bubbly white head leaving quite a bit of wedding lacing. Aroma has malt and barley/grains, some earthiness and some caramel. Taste is of malt, sweet caramel with a bit of citrus. Light to medium body. Quite dry. Shrug, a good pale - not thinking it really is an IPA.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild hoppy nose. Large pale fast disappearing head. Golden color. Hoppy malty fruity and slightly grape fruity taste. Not too hoppy. Well balanced.
pacificbeers (1) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is a disgusting beer. It is a gimmick beer. I am ashamed I bothered to even try it.
Psytron (1455) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of hops and grapes. Amber colour, yellow head. Surprisingly mildly bitter, also mildly watery. Some sweetness to be noted.
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to dave for this 3 years later. Youre the man! Butterscotch caramel and earthy hops. Butter and lime too. Golden orange amber pour light bubbles. Butter and limey hops. Parkay. Tons of butter. Butter murders beer. Bad. Thanks dave!
olio (6888) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere.
Pours clear golden color with a medium sized head. Aroma of grass, pale malts, some toffee and mild stuffy fruits. Flavour of fruits, hay, goose berries and some toffee notes.
ration (1994) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
030813. Bottle at Pekko, Tampere. Pours clear copper with a medium head. Aroma citrus, grass. Medium low bodied. Smells better than it tastes. Not Bad.