BlackHaddock (2365) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in collaboration with ’Drakes Brewing’, or so I was told at the 21st Brewery tap on 5th Feb 2013 during ’Strong Beer Month’.
Very, very like the beer I had before this (Dub Step IPA @ 10.2% ABV): citrus hop lead with hints of hidden sweetness from caramel flavours in both the aroma and taste. Same look too, amber with an off-white head. Again the alcohol is noticeable, adds to the flavours nicely and I really enjoyed the brew, as i did the Dub Step.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with piney grapefruit hints.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with sweet malt. Medium-plus bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit linger with sweet malt and light pine.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber color with a white head. Kind of sweet and caramelly, but really nice citrus and fruity hop notes. Some pineapple, grapefruit, and a hint of mango. Sweet brown sugar and caramel on the palate. Good citrus notes of grapefruit peel, some pineapple, mango, peach, and lightly bitter pine.
badlizard (5160) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet earthy citrus aroma. Resiny full bodied palate. Sharp citrus, caramel, and grain taste with a bitter bite and sharp dry finish.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber withj a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest, light orange zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.