MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Growing floral hop aromatics segue into sustained oranges, resinous acrobatics all around the lean caramel malts of this perky American-style India Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sturdy foam protects the turbid dark orange, lacing quite well.
-Carbonation is pretty frothy.
-If malt flavors were better expressed, I would deem this a world-class IPA.
-The end result is perhaps not too complex, but it is highly enjoyable.
-In this part of the world, this is a marvelously executed novelty, but on a global scale, it is "just" a very satisfying IPA.
On tap at the brewpub.
3fourths (9021) - 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 it’s a bit too weighty and chewy for my tastes.
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Appealing reddish-amber in colour with a decent white head. Aroma of pine resin, citrus hops, oranges and a touch of red fruit sweetness. Full mouth feel, with pine hop flavours coating the mouth, accompanied by caramel, red currants, grapefruit, a slight yeastiness and a powerful dry finish. The alcohol was extremely well hidden - I didn’t notice it until I woke up the following morning with a headache. Great stuff.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 on tap at the brewpub on sunday night. alas, i didn’t write down the whole commercial description but the basic story was that due to a poor crop in the pacific nw last year, the brewery wasn’t able to get whole leaf cascade and thought they weren’t going to be able to brew a hop devil ipa this year. luckily they sourced some from nz thanks to someone called heidi (i think). anyways, i think everything worked out perfectly in the end. this was served in a glass chalice which emphasised its deep copper colour and steady, off-white head with large bubbles and also the heady aroma of grapefruit, pine, toffee and a whiff of passionfruit. this really bursts in your mouth with some rasping wrigley’s juicy fruit, tangy boiled lolly sweetness and an intensely bitter, grapefruit finish. i was amazed to find an ipa this impressive in austria and after a couple of glasses i would even be so bold as to say that it beat anything i tried in seattle or portland. just goes to show how many great beers are the result of happy accidents. i could go on for ages about how much i loved the brewpub, too, but i’ll save that for a review of one of their beers that i couldn’t find much to write about
gunnar (7604) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours hazy golden with a big white head. Strong fruity hoppy aroma, citrus, pine and pineapple.Taste is supported by a nice medium sweet malty body, but those nice hops are the stars of this show. Smooth mouthfeel, resins and citrus, just lovely and refreshing. Dry hoppy aftertaste lasts to the end. Beer heaven!
Cuso (7454) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 Tap at brewpub. Dark brown orange color with medium long lasting white head. Aroma of grapefruit, floral hops, tropical fruits, spices. Taste, starts sweet malty with tropical fruits, later on floral hops are coming. Nice long floral hops bitter finish. Excellent beer.
gyllenbock (7229) - 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.
ogivlado (7076) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Dark orange coloured, small white head, flowery hoppy nose. The taste is also flowery, very aromatic and fruity with notes of grapefruit and caramel. Pleasant dry finish.
Cunningham (6674) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 On tap at brewery pub in Vienna. Hazy amber colour with a tick off white head. Massive grape/hops and yeast nose. Solid sweet malty background in the flavour with massive hops, grape and fruit.
KnutAlbert (6627) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is close to my ultimate beer. An extreme IPA in the American style. The whole range of hops, giving a splendid fruitiness and a crisp dry finish. The best beer in Vienna?