beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not terrible by any means, but was definitely hoping for more from such a highly rated DIPA. Perhaps it had sat on the shelf a little too long because the hops weren’t the freshest in the world. More bready malt than I would like, this was more of a supped up English IPA than a true hop bomb.
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, thin head with reasonable lacing. Hops, hops and more hops. High ABV and bitterness keep it in check.
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of pine and citrus hops plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor about the same, really hoppy.
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy golden / amber color with a minimal off white head. Malty hoppy nose. Tasting malt, caramel and pine with a broad but balanced hoppy bitternes.
beer-yum (989) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Tropical fruit aroma in a golden amber pour. Taste is surprisingly laid back for the strength and style with a surprisingly balanced flavour (rather than the in-your-face hop forward/bitter balance expected). An excellent example of the Antipodean take on the style (albeit not the benchmark).
angelkostvo (969) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange colour, small off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, cream, toffee. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Very flavoursome. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation.
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Keg at BrewDog Glasgow. One of the best beers I have every had. Simply amazing. Golden red body, tropical hop aroma, sharp wet hop fruity taste. This sweet beer with inviting hops is absolutely amazing!
danlo (1839) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Orangey amber colour, off-white foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel, orangey citrus hop & pine. Taste is sweetish malt caramel with fruity tangerine, orange, pine, hoppy resiny earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. Very drinkable DIPA.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Brewdog.com. Poured a hazy amber colour with with a small white head. Nose was tropical fruits, hops aplenty, caramel and citrus. Flavour delivered the goods with nice fruits and a gratifying hop kick. Steady rolling bitterness. Excellent DIPA that was well worth flying half way round the globe.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orangey - copper with a small long lasting white head and decent lace. Aroma is nice pungent pine, resin, citrus and some other light tropical fruits. Flavour is strong pine, citrus, resin, spicy, some alcohol, fairly dry finish and med-high perceived bitterness though I have a feeling the actual IBUs are pretty high.