Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ölbeat 100: Mufloni CCCCC IPA

Brewery: Beer Hunter's
Country: Finland
Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 7 % 
What about the beer?
Colour is dark copper orange with two-finger thick natural white head. Aroma has orange, lemon, hops and a hint of mango. Taste ignites with striking bitter and fresh grapefruit. The pure first impression carries on, but citrus fruitiness grows towards orange and lemon. Somewhat strong piny dryness and citrus tartness steps in front near the finish. Aftertaste has fresh and dry citrus bitterness with a tender touch of pine.

I have enjoyed this India Pale Ale numerous bottles since it was introduced. It's still a delicious package of fresh and juicy grapefruit flavour. In Finland this can still be considered as the landmark of India Pale Ale - even the critical hedonists of Finnish Beer Guide (Olutopas) forum have dedicated a thread for the brew and the quality differences in its batches. The aroma and flavour are hard to beat - challengers come and go. Since this brew has had it's say in the process of turning me into Ölmönger, it deserves to be the 100th Ölbeat.


The Five-C IPA is pure rock, period. It can be enjoyed probably with any honest rock song but since I have to, I picked couple of tunes to accompany it. After all, this is the Ölbeat number 100, and anyway this beer surely couldn't be handled with just one track:

Guns N' Roses: Paradise City (YouTube)

From the 1987 album Appetite for Destruction, the song was written by Guns N' Roses.

Hurriganes: Get On (YouTube)

From the 1974 album Roadrunner, the song was written by Hurriganes.

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