3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at 1516 in vienna. unfiltered cloudy dark amber colored body with a frothy dark tan head. vibrant and fresh hops shows creamed melon and mandarin orange with lightly notes of key lime pie and crystalline/sugar/gummi bears. candy sweet, syrupy, cloying, too thick. caramel and honey malt seems to clash with the vibrant citrus hops. overall pretty good IPA and a gem for those americans living in vienna who crave it, but itís a bit too weighty and chewy for my tastes.
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub in Vienna, July 09.
Not bad at all. Citrus, caramel. Hoppy but not that bitter. Refreshing.
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ 1516. Hazy golden orange with lovely thick head. Flowery hop aroma. Unusual creamy texture with modest carbonation. Sweet malt foretaste with hint of citrus / orange and long strong bitter finish. An excellent beer.
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap; an amazing IPA in the heart of Europe. This was an awesome change from all the German beers. Color was orange with a foamy head, just like the picture. Aroma of citrus and flowers. Flavor was great. I write "whole leaf" for some reason as well as hoppy and citrus. Just a yummy beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 1516 in Vienna. Cloudy dark red amber. Thick whip cream head like a Guinness. malty flavor overall with hop bite to finish. Great brewpub, great beer.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful!!!! Hops that open my eyes. Spicy hot wings and this beer complete a fine evening.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís worth a special trip to try this and to reflect on the differences between the version brewed here and the one back in the States. Iím not a big fan of Hop Devil to begin, but this was an enjoyable beer that paired well with the food. One would be hard pressed to tell a difference in the appearance between the two, although I thought on the palate that this came out maltier than the U.S. version, i.e. more caramel with bitter orange than the more hops dominated American version. A nice beer, and a nice respite from all the lagers and pilsners I had been drinking until then.
caswayno (4) - USA - JUN 24, 2009 does not count
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not happy with this beer I picked up a six pack and gave away 4 tasted like a pine tree I did not taste any grapefruit at all
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brew pub 230409
amber tangy fruity hops not bitter hops at all as you expect from name Hop Devil said my companion.
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009 Draught at the brewpub: A hazy reddish amber colour with a foamy, off-white head. Grapefruity, pungent citrus and yeasty aromas - the yeast is a bit dominant but settles after while. The taste is of fruity/resinous/piney/citrus hops, with a stable malt backbone. It has a medium body and a dry, pronounced bitter finish. Simply lovely and one of my favourites already.