Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 5     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 5   Lacing : 5
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 2   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : 2   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 4   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 3   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : 5   Orange : 3   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : 3
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 1   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : 2   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: As I write this, this is the highest rated beer in Austria. I can imagine why. They serve it in a classy Köstritzer-like cup and it looks great in it. Dark bronze with an eternal mountainous head – find a place where hop devil looks like that in the USA. Pleasant bitterness, evolving, full of citrus, mostly aroma hops really. Very malty and much darker than the original American hop devil and I must say feeling much better. Perhaps I’m just being influenced by the low hop dose I’ve had recently, but that would also explain why it’s so highly considered. It all makes sense I tell you, were I living in Vienna, I’d want that in my glass on a regular basis.
Borresteijn (6042) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG ’12, Vienna. On tap at the brewpub. Said Hop Devil Whole Leaf. Hazy amber orange colour, off white head. Aroma of loads of hops, light funky, weed, blood oranges, light toasted malts. Flavour is butterscotch, oranges, citrus, weed, very bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, a bit overcarbonated. Nice copy.
jfb (5246) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a murky ruby-orange colour with a frothy off-white head. faint aroma of peaches and pineapples, sweatsocks, resin and oats. flavour is mostly the same, with lots of citrus fruits, especially limes, some light notes of caramel, bread dough and a medium bitter finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
skortila (5094) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewpub. The aroma has light toasty caramel, oranges, grapefruits and pine. Hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, light toasty caramellic, and moastly piney, citric an d a bit resiny. Medium bodied. Powerfull. Nice!
erickok (4917) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woody brown, frothy head. Big hops, American style, pine, spruce, although it fades a bit, leaving a straightforward backbone. Full bitterness, and flavour.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
100ml sample from keg at brewpub
Pours hazy dark amber with the herbal noble hop aroma one associates with European hops. Medium body and carbonation and decent bitterness with plenty of piney resin but with malt to balance. An enjoyable IPA I’d have happily drunk again.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From keg @1516 brewpub, Wien. Hazy amber body. Medium off-white cream head. Grapefruity light resinous hop aroma with a note of orange-zest. Sweet-accented malt flavor. Rich, with light caramel tones. fruity and lahht piny hop flavor. Plenty bitterness for balancing. Oily texture. More than medium full. Lingering bitterness in the finish. A straightforward and rock solid IPA.
Marko (4643) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 Draught at 1516. Lovely, misty full amber body. Small thick white head. Hoppy, piney, slightly yeasty aroma. Quality I2PA. Very strong taste dominated entirely by the bitterness, dry, ashy, slightly piney. Agrumes show up as well a little. The malty background is slightly too subdued and not as full as it should be (though I kinda prefer that to a sticky bittersweet mess). Not the best one I’ve had but the ’hype’ is well deserved - or was initially when there were fewer "alternatives". 3.7 first time, 3.4-3.5 now I guess.
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2015 Tap at the brewery. Aroma fruity hops, but also damp, basement, washing cloth. Hazy orange colour. The same off-flavours taint the taste as aroma. Something went wrong here. Marked for future rerate. 5 3 5 2 10 Rerate at the brewpub. Strong strong grassy, even vegetal hoppiness overwhelms the experience. Not so brutally bitter, though the bitterness is high. Rather heavy hops flavour which seems rough and unbalanced. Okay but it stays there for me.
Geiserich (3991) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Typical ice-tee color, compact, creamy head, stable. Aroma is strong hoppy (Tettnanger+Cascade), fruity+light sour. Creamy flavor, velvety, very fruity hop note with decent acid. Aftertaste is medium to strong bitter, with a long dry finish. Superb beer, brewed from Bill Covaleski in Vienna!