Pässi IPA bottle and in a glass

Sometimes its about a beers shelf life - Pässi IPA

Pässi IPA

Some months ago I had Mustan Virran Panimo's Grand Cru, which I liked. I thought it was time for another one. I looked into my stash (which had grown again) and got their IPA. Due date was still in range. I was very enthusiastic.

Until the first nip. It boils down to a harsh unpleasant bitterness, thin body, and a very light texture. From my point of view this beer, which according to best before was still good, wasn't anymore. The composition definitely wasn't that what the brew master indented and I could only guess how it would have tasted if I would have tasted it 3 month earlier. 

But I didn't and so this beer doesn't live up to its promises. Definitely needs at least one month less shelf life time or an improved microbiology.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
4
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
2.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
2.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
2
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 2.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Type: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Brewed by: Mustan Virran Panimo
Brewed in: Finland