fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof, batch 117, bb 2/2014
Cloudy amber color, medium sized creamy head. The aroma is earthy, some manure, mildly pungent, light cream. Good mouthfeel, round and smooth; toffee flavor, quite sweet, with some crystal malt; strong character of oranges, some cedar, tangerine, very light frankincense; strong bitterness, a bit earthy and dirty. Maybe not as fresh as it should be.
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes quite sweet, hoppy, slightly malty, tropical fruit, caramel. Rich and easy drinking DIPA from NZ.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at brewdog camden. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with thin white head. A really striking aroma - chlorine, caramel, grass, general tropical fruit, a funky earthiness too. Its got some grapefruit, a nice funky earthiness, slight toffee sweetness. A bit of pine with a citrusy bitter choc finish. It's boozy, bit pretty well balanced. Good.
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MOFO (27) - Melbourne (Prev: Chch, NZ), AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in glass, out of the bottle.
Fantastic aroma - nothing but hop.
On the taste, I was struck that this is like an alcoholic/beer version of Lemon & Paeroa. Lots of citrus taste, with a nice sweetness to balance it. Bottle says there is an intense bitterness, but I actually find this well balanced - unlike, for instance Hop Czar which to me goes over the top. Would definitely have again.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2013. Pours clear deep amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity dry malty citric and piny. Flavor is malty piny citric a bit caramel dry and very bitter hoppy.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
finally got to this and pretty much what i expected- benchmark, malty double IPA. Sweet malt with great hop balance. Sticky and resinous. Boom!
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My pick for top beer at beervanna 2011. Imperial ipas dont get much better than this. 8 wired is in my opinion the best brewery in N.Z.
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber look. Tropical fruit aroma. Citrus sour slight bitter taste. Bitter lingers to a light soft finish. A good beer.
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Resinous pine aroma with some citrus. Taste has more grapefruit up front with some pine and citrus. Veey bitter throughout. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing ... soft zezty floral hops... big passion hop nose...juicy fruits ... zeaty fruits ... passion.