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Maku Brewing IPA review | Maku India Pale Ale

Maku Brewing’s own India Pale Ale

Maku Brewing IPA, also known as Maku Indian Pale Ale, is a great showcase of Finnish craftsmanship. I just had to make a “shout out” to them, even though the beer doesn’t get full ten points from me. Usually that’s the reason why I post a beer review.

We are talking about very good craft brewers from Finland. Maku Brewing is a small brewery from Tuusula, Finland, established in 2014. Their IPA is definitely worth a try – a positive and fresh ale, offering great experiences for people who love craft beer. They recently made a newly labeled Pale Ale as well, “an Ale from the Thousand Lakes”, the Amorphis Pale Ale. Which suits more than fine for a Amorphis fan like myself.

Malts: Pale Ale, Crystal 100, Munich
Hops: Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo
Bitterness: 70 EBU
Colour: Golden copper
Nose: Citrus notes dominate, especially grapefruit. Caramel and fruits, reminds me a bit like cotton candy.
Taste: Toffee and malt with citrus notes dominating, sugary and fruity. Aftertaste is full of bitter hops and grapefruit. Great ale!


Not quite the full 10 points but almost there, the strong bitterness took away one point – bitterness, which usually determines a great IPA but for my taste is a bit too heavy.

9 Refreshing and strong character.

Brewery: Maku Brewing Brand: Maku Brewing ABV: 7.3%
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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