77ships (3693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Thx! to Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle sampled. BBF 09/10/2014. Pale & clear golden, little head. Nose is pretty sweet for an IIPA, way too sweet even, sweet pine resin hops here mixed with quite a bit of dough, white sugar & caramel. There is quite a bit of hops here but it is all a bit oddly sweet. Taste is bitter pine resin mixed with white sugar, sweet dough, caramel, toffee, touch herbal, hay,... I is all sweet & oily. This is a basic & okay IIPA which is fine if they didn’t charge a surplus because it has a lot of blueberries which I am not getting at all. It seems like the fruits fermented all out & made this stuff sweeter but other than that. If you put blueberry on something, I need to be able to taste it. This is my 3rd beer from the series & 3rd time I am not getting any fruit, I call this a rip-off honestly. It is an okay-ish IIPA & thus the score. Just for that, not keeping the promise in mind.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog Leeds. Clear copper orange, thick head leaves some light lacing. Soft blueberry yoghurt, supple tropical fruits, light sweet biscuit malt nose. Surprisingly sweet, nice full fruity berry character and soft bitterness. Just a tiny bit sweet for me but pretty decent!
RichTheVillan (2752) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; light copper pour with white head, fruit and petrol aroma, taste is piney, grapefruit and blueberries, slight bitterness some burnt rubber.
cthomas2390 (219) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour. Nice fruity aroma with caramel notes on the taste. Blueberries very subtle on the finish. Good body.
Scottishchris (175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Barely any off-white head. Amber orange colour, very clear. Strong cat piss nose. Moderate hoppy initial taste. Sweet fruit blueberry. Sticky and cloying. Not good.
MarkHawk (11) - North Shields, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber with a thin cream head. Great aroma of hops and sweet berries, unusual and complex. Taste is very floral up front with the hops then kicking in to provide additional flavour and bitterness. Great ipa that does things a little unusually and is a great addition to the Brewdog lineup.
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper golden colour with an off-white foamy head. Aroma of floral hops, some berries, citrus and some caramel. Rich flavour of herbal hoppiness, caramel malts, passion fruit, pungent citrus and surprisingly strong juicy berries. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes juicy, bitter and berryish. Berries are much more upfront than on the Mette Marit brew. I kinda like it, but maybe it’s the Mosaic talking.
Beersiveknown (2879) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at hotel from brewdog Bristol
Clear pale amber with beige lacing. Sweet floral, slight passion fruit on nose. Medium carbonation, sweet at first, floral, bitter creeps in but more integrated than other hello beers. Floral blueberries in finish.
jamestulloch (1349) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Stunning aroma of blueberries, lavender, passionfruit, mango and lemongrass. Flavour doesn’t quite live up to the power and complexity of the aroma, but it packs a tropical fruit punch nonetheless. Deceptively drinkable for 8.2% ABV. Thin to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A unique, fruity DIPA that I would definitely have again.
gyllenbock (4563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, October 2013.
Dark golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of some herbs, fruit, malt, citrus, some alcohol. Not as fruity as expected. Still a descent beer.