SimplySike (1050) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poosr clear orange with white head.
Aroma is spicy, grape, grass.
Taste is herby, sweet, no real bitter.
This is better, maybe bit to herby.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BD Camden. It pours a copper colour with almost no head. Aroma is sour and spicy, with vinegar and sage. Taste is similarly sour and spicy, with some fruitiness and cinnamon as well. Quite vinegary. Mouthfeel is thin with good carbonation. Overall, very nice soured ale with spices: Odd but works well.
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours amber with gentle bubbles and a slim head. The nose has honey, green dry herbs, maybe mint or rosemary and spice, perhaps woodspice such as cinnamon or nutmeg. The taste has more of the honey and woodspices coming through rather than the herbs. The palate is medium bodied with a light to medium texture and a clean finish despite the sweetness. Overall, some of the notes reminded me of a beer I had that had spruce in it -
mrtavora (27) - - AUG 31, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This race was clearly won by BrewDog, however I’m afraid it’s because this beer is the least worse of the two.
The aroma is grassy and something that reminded me of Hall’s Mint Drops.
First sip was ok, some orange and liquorice but not as much as the Flying Dog version. The palate was of artificial citrus flavouring and medicine.
I’m selling my extra bottles
cgarvieuk (16278) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... Huge off white head ... it fair foamed on pouring .. sweet sweet fruits ... peppery nose... sweet juicy fruits ... soft toffee ... juicy malts ... big pepperyness ...little rosemary? ... ok but im not sure how much i could drink
kermis (6161) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Pours cloudy light brown with sediment. Aroma of citrus, lemonade and some malt. Flavour is medium sweet with no real bitterness. In this version the malt seems to counteract the citrus slightly making it better than the Flying Dog version in my opinion.
deanso (6211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the wildeman.
Almost no white head. Citrusy aroma. Cloudy amber pour. Almost no carbonation. Pretty good attempt despite the lack of hops
JohnRMurdoch (3614) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Strange orange brown colour, no head. Hoppy aroma. Strange vanilla hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Very unusual. Not really my sort of beer.
mR_fr0g (4729) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Daft at Brewdog Camden. Brown copper colour with zero head. Grassy heral medicinal aroma. The flavour of rosemary is very strong in this beer. After flavour is woody / TCP. An intersting experiment, neither of these are good beers. The best thing about this beer is how it shows how important hops are. I was looking forward to a malt forward beer here, but i guess that would not be in the spirit of IPA.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Amber color. Pungent aroma of rosemary and ginger. Rosemary and ginger also tastes strong with some piney and earthy notes. Sweet with no bitterness. Aroma is not bad, but taste is unbalanced due to lack of bitterness. Why not use some bitter herbs?