AlchemikalGab (41) - Borgomanero (Novara), - DEC 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On pump @ Bere Buona Birra, Milan. Clear deep orange colour, with a fluffy off-white head, medium thickness. Nose is very sweet and aromatic, I can’t describe it properly, since it’s quite different from any spiced beer I’ve had, there’s honey, ginger, horseradish, anise, a little pine (but not the piney-hoppy character given by some american hops), a little cloying after a while. Tastes terrible in the mouth, too sweet with no bitterness to counter balance, soft carbonation, it was quite hard to finish. My mouth wasn’t really sticky afer drinking, but anyhow not a nice experience.
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma - has eucalyptus, floral/medicinal herbs, some honey notes, and spices that are confusing.
Appearance - body color is an orange amber; the liquid is slightly hazed with decent nucleation; off-white head sets up at about 1/2" and quickly subsides into a ring, and eventually totally dies out.
Taste - initial flavor is Ricola cough drop, with a little eucalyptus. There are other confusing spices - it seems to be a compilation of things like elderberries, honey, sage, coriander, and just bizarre combinations. Nice for an incense, not for a beer. Unpleasant.
Palate - body is light; texture thin; the carbonation is average; the finish is herbaceous and medicinal mostly eucalyptus ~ not a fan.
Label says a "Zero IBU IPA" ~ it’s a S/H/V no doubt, nothing about this remotely touches on anything IPA. It has no re-purchase factor to me at all. I got duped. Sucks out loud!
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very slightly hazy bronze and copper coloured body with almost no head at all - a few large bubbles on top. Aroma of pine, spruce, juniper berries, figs and hints of sage - very interesting. Medium-bodied; Assertive herbal and very aggresively showing sage and rosemary with a little alcohol and medicinal tastes coming through at the end. Aftertaste shows much more restraint than flying dog’s version, but still a very herbal and woodsy flavour that is a pure gruit. Overall, not a very good beer, period. Tasting this horizontally, I prefered this version over the American Flying Dog’s version, since this is a bit more herbal and showing some less aggressive flavours making it more of a natural flavour instead of being forced. Regardless, this isn’t a great beer and isn’t worth finding or trying at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle adjacent to the American (Flying Dog) version of this beer on 23-March-2014 at home in Washington with this specific 33 cL bottle purchased at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 26-December-2012 for US$4.99 (Batch #164, best before 23-May-2013).
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rating from the memory banks... Bottle from the Brewdog online shop. Developed a weird, ropey sediment in the bottle... Pours hazy amber, thin white head. Aromas were herbal and minty, light spice. Taste went a bit medicinal. Interesting experiment, but not very nice.
Jockpocke (4) - - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Härligt initiativ med denna duell, söt syrlig fruktig smak med toner av bär och honung..
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Drukket hjemme 11 Jun 13. Gyldenbrun. Lavt luftig skum. God aroma av nåletrær. Smaken er skog: Einer, furu. Blir for ensforming. Mer original enn god. Litt julestemning - og sannsynligvis et eksempel på hvordan øl kunne smake før i tiden.
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doftar fläder fruktigt. Smakar citrus och honung. En god öl med en mickro bitter eftersmak.
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaška: Honeyish-golden, a bit unclear, quickly collapsing loose off-white head, sweet herbal-spicy nose - some caramel detectable - very similar to cough-syrup; moderate to solid bitter and sweet flavour, medium bodied; warming sweet-bitter finish. A Jägermeister-like brew, who really needs such "beers"...
thornecb (4164) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy amber into a pint glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet and sour herb satchel aromas (yarrow, lavender). Medium bodied with lavender and twigs front to back. Lasting perfume finish. The marketing gimmick of a zero IBU IPA definitely brings it down a notch or two.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy deep orangeish amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is spices, citrus, spruce and caramel. Flavour is spices, citrus some herbs and mild notes of spruce. Balanced. IMO a bit more spicy than the FD/BD version.
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 33 cl mayo de 2013. Esto casi entra de lleno en el mundo de las infusiones. Cerveza muy especiada con aromas muy marcados a hierbas silvestres. cuerpo ligero de color turbio. Muy peculiar como experimento, aunque eso de los cero ibu no convence demasiado a un amante del lupulo. Se podria repetir? ... Aún me lo estoy preguntando.