NeuroPliny (204) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toronado, San Diego. Orange amber pour. Bountiful head. Dry hop aroma that doesn't overpower. Classic grapefruit and pine on the front end. A surprising hint of lemon to spice things up.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours golden copper and a nice fluffy head. Amazing scent of mangoes and guava. I was ultimately disappointed with this beer, however, as the taste of this did not match the expectations provided by the aroma. There is a sweet bitterness here that I wish was featured a bit more, and there is definitely no "sting" that supposedly earned this beer its’ name.
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, BrewDog Edinburgh. A fantastic IPA. Dark yellow/golden in colour, sweet pine and grapefruit aroma, taste is sweet, bitter, hoppy and delicious. A fantastically balanced beer.
julesjis (201) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 22. Color is a light, peachy type color. First sip is very sweet, almost fruity. This beer definitely has the "tropical fruit" hops. Lots of hints of papaya and warm San Diego sunsets! Very well balanced. Great beer!
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had this beer more than a few times but never written a review. This one is based on a 22 0z. bottle. Poured a light golden amber with an ample two-finger head which dissapted into a white covering fairly quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side but lasted. Nose is a wonderful collection of orange and mango, some pine and floral hops. Taste starts with a some sweetness and citrus and then quickly folds into a pleasantly dry and mildly bitterness. There is some alcohol warming at the end as well. Feel is medium to light and oily. This is a very refreshing beer you must try - IF it’s fresh. Highly recommended and near the top of my favs.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a clear (tiny specks) apricot body with a off white milky head that leaves behind wet sloppy lacing.
S: Aroma delivers lush peaches and apricots are leading the way of the tropical parade. Lemon tartness and faint pine resin contribute to the sweet fruit.
T/M: Super sweet tropical fruits up front then the bitter lemon, grapefruit and orange oil take over the dry finish. Toasted toffee malt and pepper. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
O: Lush tropical fruits delicate spice and toasted malt. The bitterness in the finish really rounds out the sweetness. Fantastic easy drinking IPA to seek out.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mango and caramel on the nose in balanced succession. Enchanting appearance: very lively carbo bubbles; two-finger creamy ivory head; sparkling clear light gold. Taste: tart citrus, sweet mango, and finishes with bitter pine and saltiness. Palate: thin to oily. refreshing carbonation feel. lingering bitter finish.
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
couleur or, superbe nez très expressif sur le houblon bien frais, avec des notes de pamplemousse, de mangue, d’ananas, de pêche, de résine de pin et un petit côté floral. La bouche est peut-être à peine en-dessous, un peu moins exotique et plus citronnée, avec beaucoup de pamplemousse, grosse ampleur, très sèche, aucune note de caramel ici, mais que du fruit, de l’acidité et beaucoup d’amertume. Finale longue, sèche, très amère, citronnée.
Shot (197) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 12-oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden. Citrusy malt aroma. Grapefruit and faint flora aroma. Three-inch head dissipates to a quarter-inch white head. Citrusy flavors, with pine and herbs. Hint of grapefruit at finish. Clean and crisp mouthfeel. Drinks like a pale ale with a burst of herbal, pine and citrus flavors. Very nice IPA.
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2011 Pint from my pal Jess down at the Local 4th and broadway SD.. The pour is typical ballast point,,, a little lighter in shade than some others but enough murkiness to let me know there is something behind the veil. The aroma is powerful.. Its deep robust experienced hops.. and the first hit to the palate is that of an impecably constructed ipa, hops yes, powerful yes.. Pine, bitter hops, but the surprise is how smooth this thing is on the afterbite.. I think its neck and neck with the Alesmith, or even nose to nose.. Now thats a heavy weight fight worth ordering.. Well down ballast point.. Oh and by the way.. the coolest name for a beer.> EVER!!