ACHops (951) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours slightly cloudy medium pale orange with minimal head. Aroma is minimal - mild pale malt and lighly fruity spicy hops. Taste is big, abrasive juicy caramel malt with assertive earthy piney hops on the finish. Sizable abv is evident. Maybe think of this as an imperial Big Eye? Wish they’d had this on tap at the brewery in SD when I visited earlier this year; I bet this would be better fresh.
Dorkenstein (94) - - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peach, straw, caramel, and strawberry aromas. Straw taste, with sweet caramel and marzipan. A very light bitter presence in the finish.
thomat (2441) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
dutch23mp (294) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can tell from the start this is serious craft brew. Presents in a sniffer perfectly. The high ABA is not hidden as well as some brews. Taste of citrus is ever present about long finish and bitter but not unlikeable. High marks on this fine brew
alex_leit (381) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Elegant light amber in color, very clear with excellent foam. Aroma: port wine, fruity esters, malt, perfume, alcohols. Taste: honey, cool bitterness, grapefruit, resinous, very warm and heady, long bitter finish.
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Brown sugar with mango and grapefruit. Nutty with jam and warming alcohol. Green pine. Heady, good stuff.
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10%. Slightly hazy orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, caramel and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, grapefruit, medium sweet, pine, little toasted and bitter.
JonMoore (2013) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog online. Dark gold/orange with slim white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, caramel, pine. Taste doesn’t’ disappoint similar elements, touch of alcohol warmth, nicely balanced sweet and bitter, medium body, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very good.
Lukaduke (2664) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok its official I just dont like Ballast Point hoppy offerings... Not sure what it is they all taste like hop jello. Anyhow, pours a medium orange golden color with lots of aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pine and some sweet pineapple. Palate follows but is masked in this weird layer of foggy gelatin, not sure what it is, its apparent through the whole line. Never had a beer disagree with my palate as much as these. Abrasive, boozy. Meh.
CraftBeerNick (1216) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 26th June 15. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Taste is really well balanced, tasty, drinks below the ABV. Great DIPA
ekstedt (5916) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BrewDog Bar, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear amber, medium white head. Bready malt aroma, perfumy and piney hops. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium to high bitterness.