imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh with cgarvieuk and Benjii. Hazy gold with slight white head. The IPA wars were definitely in session with this, very dry and bitter is the only way to describe it, lots of grapefruit skin and pith, lip puckering, but also very decent.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On keg at the Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh for their IPA Wars. The beer was a cloudy golden colour (or as I heard another punter being told, "heavily conditioned") with a great thick, foamy white head. Resinous hop aroma of passionfruit and peach. Great flavour of passionfruit and mango with some light malt. A little sweet and nicely bitter. A chewy mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. Fantastic!
HenrikSoegaard (10724) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Cloudy. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Some citrus notes. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finsh. Oily palate.
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at brewdog ... light hazy amber ... sweet grapefruit nlose ... light soap lemon peel grassy hop body ... light bitter body ... tooo bitter
BenH (2474) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting IPA. Completely different from any American or British IPA. Definitely has itís own characteristics. Strong malt backbone, quite dark for an IPA. Good hop aroma, quite complex, fruity, tropical....gooseberries.... Good to taste a beer which can be clearly defined as a New Zealand IPA
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: AlohA! pineapple passionfruit papaya marmalade, sweet and tropical. Taste balanced sweet malty body with tropical fruity hops continuing to dance on your tomgue. Finish dry-ish, crisp bitter, doesnt linger long. Great one
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ōrsted, Copenhagen, batch 12, bb 2011-09-14, presumably 4 months old
Hazy amber color; small-sized head. The aroma is surprising, a mix of pungent fruits and manure; passion fruit, chemicals... The body is less strong than expected, quite lean; dry toffee flavor, with a powerful and resiny hopping; the resins increase in the final, with piney accents, for an aggressive result. Original, very good.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bomber generously shared by a friend who picked his up in NZ). Pous a cloudy apricot color with a white head. Aroma is of dank, musty hops, citrus (orange and grapefruit). Taste is sweet malt backbone with some bitterness (probably a bit faded at this point, but very balanced). Medium body with an oily texture. Bitter finish. A very nice beer.
Jimthechap (1750) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
According to ratebeer this was the best beer in Australasia in 2010. Bold. Letís see.
Pours an interesting orange-amber colour with a little haze to it and a white head that sighed and slowly disappeared. Iíve got to say though, a very sexy colour. As far as aroma is concerned, Jesus Christoffersen! Resinous, malty and tropical. Overtly citrus orange and tangerine, gooseberry, pine needles, dehydrated pineapple and guava. A ten for aroma, this beer is magnificent!
The first flush is that of astrinent bitterness and citrus. I have to say that this beer smells better than it tastes, but when it smells this good that isnít difficult. The finish is quite sour and incredibly bitter. You know youíve been hit with the IPA train. Flavours on the end lean toward resin. This is eyewatering stuff.
Benzai (8800) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this bottle @ the Molen. Little hazy orange color. Very fine smell with lots of hops, grapefruit and little pineapple flavors. Taste is the same. Medium to full body, lively beer and very nice carbonation.