fejez (33) - ITALY - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Good hoppy orange flavour. Intense taste. Malty and overall balanced. Delicious!
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A less than pleasing aroma with a milky, almost apple cider appearance. Decent taste for a mixture of these two brews. Caramel pallet.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a murky burnt orange color, with a two finger off white head, with good retention. Citrus aromas with a lot of grapefruit and pineapple mixed with some piney sap. Taste is well balanced. Citrus dominates the front of the palate. A malty carmely sweetness in the middle. Has a resinous bitter pine finish. No alcohol pressence at all, for 9.5%. Medium carbonation, pretty thick, almost chewy.
Killcore (21) - - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber, almost auburn, with around 2 fingers of righteous frothy head.
Nose: Dem hops! Truckloads of pine, juniper and every other resin rich tree I can think of. Works like a warning sign – abandon all yer hope for something cute and cuddly. That one is going to be haaardcooore. Smell is excellent, hands down.
Taste: Strong bitter, hoppy core, wrapped up in caramelized sugars. Very interesting balance of sugary vs. bitter, which reminds me a bit of sweet aperitifs.
Resinous notes provide an additional layer of taste. Alcohol just cannot cut through the taste that dense. Obviously, a dry and lingering finish.
Not an easy drink, and not something that I will want to drink on a daily basis. Still worth trying, especially if you are into double/impy IPAs.
kerenmk (1563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Tom. Hazy amber with white film. Hoppy aroma, fruity, honey and fruit. Tastes sweet with bitter undertones and honey, medium body, sweet finish, thick texture.
minutemat (405) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog Shoreditch. Very strong, resinous taste, sickly sweet with vicious pine, caramel and alcohol coming through. Never tried I Beat You but the Hardcore IPA is definitely a lot better on its own. Gotta admire these guys for experimenting but this really doesn’t work too well.
freretoc (166) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un nez très fort qui sent la litchi et l’amertume des houblons. Une première gorgée difficile, limite imbuvable. Puis la bière se réchauffe, le nez se complexifie, le goût aussi, une explosion en bouche se met en route, pour créer une pure tuerie. Cependant les défauts du début revient à la fin lorsque la bière devient chaude.
DwarfeD (461) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Slightly hazy amber with a small quickly disappearing head. Medium body with light carbonation. Citrus, hops, tropical fruits, pine and some malts. Starts kind of sweet an ends with a dry hoppy aftertaste. A great full flavoured refreshing IPA.
Creedence (220) - Cork, IRELAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Drinkstore. Pours a deep amber red with little head and no lacing. Aroma is resin, wood, floral, heavy toffee. Taste is big big sweetness (almost like a dubbel) and present but lesser bitterness - quite boozy, heavy and sticky. Full body, light carbonation, not too dry. Good and interesting but you can tell it’s a blend. A little messy. Also, I accidentally aged this one for 3 months, which may have had a role to play...
Simonsen (412) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet. Kobberfarget, uklar, liten hvit skumtopp. Medium/lavt karbonert. Malt, kandis/brunt sukker, gran, korn, nøtter, floral. God og fyldig iipa. Veldig god