Brewed by Malmgårdin Panimo - Malmgard Brewery
Style: Session IPA
Malmgård, Finland


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
"Hop Overdose Ale" brewed for Black Door, Helsinki
Available: cask, draught.
Formely known as Huvila Black Door H.O.D.A.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2929) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cloudy, orange beer with medium and white head. Hop.Over.Dose.Ale have hoppy and aromatic aroma with pine needles and some fruits. Flavour is strongly bitter and it is near of overdose of hops in the first mouthfull. But you adjust to strong bitterness quickly and there are also lot of pine needles, grass and maybe some lemon and then flavour turns into long and bitter end. All the flavour seems to become from hops and I would wish also something more than only hops. Quite easy to drink but not watery. I had to wait a long time before I get this beer into my glass, but worth to wait. Strogly bitterness beer, that pleasures hop freeks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (7223) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2009
50cl bottle. Golden color with a frothy white head, that lasts. Citrus and lots of hops in aroma. A very dry taste, citrus well hidden, but it is there, more in the aftertaste: Very very dry and bitter, just as it says on the bottle. Think this will be a favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finwe (436) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Cask at Black Door. Hazy golden yellow colour with a white head. A fresh, citric aroma. A dry, hoppy taste, the impression of citrus fruits here too. Dry, hoppy bitter aftertaste. A refreshing beer to quench your thirst with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2009
500 ml bottle. Cloydy yellow with big white head. Aroma has lots of hops as advertised. Same goes for the flavour. Very dry mouthfeel and finish. Some citrus like notes in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of oh6gdx. Pours a cloudy yellow with a dense white head leaving some laces. Fresh, grapefruitish nose. Light body, very dry and fresh notes of grapefruit. Dry and bitter finish. Lovely session beer. 140509

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24616) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2009
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head. Sweaty citric grapefruity aroma. Very dry, almost thin. Slim and drinkable, but mindblowingly bitter. The lightest bready malt has makes no attempt to hold the floodgate of inky bitterness back. Certainly not shooting for balance, but achieving drinkability anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Unclear light to medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, grass, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and modeate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090514]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16874) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, shared by Papsoe. It’s a hazy, yellow beer with a small, white head. The aroma is hoppy citrusy, with pine cones and some pale malts. Sweet, resiny and citrusy flavor with a nice bitterness. Medium body. Bitter finish. A very quenching and refreshing beer, lacking on balance, but done in this way, it’s perfectly ok. (090514)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10484) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Hazy orange with a meidum white head. Hoppy aroma with lemon and hoppy notes. Flavour was quite hoppy with lemon an pine notes. Lovely dry and no none sense. Finised bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2009
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Peachy hops aroma, very inviting. Peachy and very bitter to dry flavoured. Peachy and floral flavoured into the finish. Bone dry.

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