Gachupines (902) - USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is hops, mild pine and citrus. Flavor is intensely hopped but with a strong fruitiness. Definitely a strain of hop I’m not familiar with, very interesting though. Finish is a little dry, could be a little rounder and better balanced. Other than that this is a fantastic beer.
runaway (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle pours hazy deep golden orange with a thin off-white head and immediate aroma of freshly cut pine boards and citrus. Taste is juicy pine, juniper, and toasty malt with a mild strawberry-caramel-sweet/grapefruit-bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pleasantly active with a slight dryness at the end.
DutchDrebus (4068) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Joes. Slightly hazy amber colour with a small off-white head smells strawberry ice cream, hops, bitter, fresh. Tastes strawberry, hops, drop fruit duo. Medium body, soft carbo.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 5, 2014 - on draught at BrewDog (Camden). Five Pounds the half? Okay, sure. Refractive clear copper-amber with lasting thick mottled beige head. Aroma of alcohol, gluteny stickiness and light but pervasive resin bitterness - a little toasted grain too. Taste - yeah, hoppy, malty - straddles the barleywine/strong IPA boundary - plenty of floral bitterness too - quick good. Thick, decent carbonation, starts pretty massively malty and finishes reasonably bitter, some alcohol drying too, some grapefruit pith in the linger - pretty damned solid beer.
Idiosynkrasie (3847) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, dark copper colour with small to average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. Taste is slightly biting bitter hoppy, piney, hints of cardboard, some pineapple, caramel malty basis; lasting, biting bitter hoppy finish.
Koelschtrinker (10696) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Süßer, zuckrig malziger Antrunk. Nicht ganz runder Hopfen, grasig, zu süß. Das normale ist besser. 10/8/7/8/11/8
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog, alongside the normal Hopwired. Less hazy, similar orange amber colour, still, small foamy white head endures longer than on the normal version. Aroma is musty caramel sweetness with some banana and peach. Body is medium, some spritzy carbonation. Taste is lighter than the normal version, toned down caramel sweetness, soft strawberry, finishes with crisp citrus.
tania_nexust (165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught keg at Brewdog Camden. Aromas of over-ripe fruit salad - nectarine, melon and strawberry - similar in flavour, with a lingering but not sticky/sweet finish. Was expecting a wet-hop beer to be more grassy but this was just jam-packed with fruity flavours.
Beese (1822) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at BrewDog Clapham Junction’s opening night; 13 August. Poured a hazy amber colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of fresh hops, just cut grass and caramel. Juicy fruit flavours, with some pine needle bitterness and straw. Finish was resin, zesty citrus and dry grain.
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, fresh herbs, some grainy notes and grass. Flavour of herbal bitterness, grass, orange pith, strong gooseberry notes and biscuit. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter finish. Good.
tiong (3781) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop
Pours reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of wet grassy hoppiness, berries, caramely malts and syrup. Taste is malty, earthy and wet hoppy with loads of grass, berries and caramel. Finish is sweetish and malty with caramely notes and berries. Quite malty and heavy with berries.