J_man (897) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first IPA that I would describe the *aroma* as resiny! Itís like sticking your head in a barrel full of hops! Really fresh, pungent hops. Nice tan body with a good and lasting off-white head. The big surprise here is that the hops in the flavor arenít quite as strong as the aroma would suggest. Donít get me wrong, they are *very* strong, but itís different from some of the West Coast USA IPAs in that dimension. This is an extraordinarily well balanced IPA for as big as it is. The malt is a strong, sweet counter to the bitterness of the hops. Strong grapefruit *and* pine show up here with some citrus pith in the aftertaste. Leaves an almost stinging bitterness behind thatís washed away by the next sip, only to build upon the previous. I love that this is a collaborative mix of beers between 2 great breweries, but it seems like a natural formulation.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is intensely citric. Full hop taste, lots of fruit, alcohol is strong. the bitterness balances against the fruit in a way that Iíve not seen in any other 2IPA. Itís really remarkable and enjoyable. finish is very warming.
crossovert (10894) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz botte.
It pours a orange/reddish copper with a foamy white head that holds and recedes slowly with some nice lacing.
The smell is a bit of a letdown, Brewdog seems to never be prudent with their shipment of beers overseas and it is apparent here. That plus the fact that is is dominated by the turpentine scent of Hardcore IPA
The flavor is a bit better It is mostly caramel with a hint of pine. It has an okay amount of bitterness, though the alcohol seems to be more apparent in the profile than the bitterness.
It really is just a gimmicky label beer
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-21-2010 21:58:20
Blairgus (3993) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange amber colour and hazy
big grapefruit hop nose. absolutely gorgeous! sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet fruit pulp aromas.
full body and fairly fizzy
absolutely gorgeous beer! primary flavour is bitter grapefruit but has sufficient sweetness to be pretty balanced. one of my favourite brewdog beers.
suprchunk (2923) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a small white head that fades fast, but leaves plenty of lacing. Big hop aroma. Big hop taste. Slight malt flavor, with a big malty taste. Bitter balanced nicely with the malt and hop flavor. Excellent beer. Too bad I donít have 5 more to drink. Good thing I donít have 5 more to drink.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange. Light head. Piney oily juicy hop aroma. Pretty thick and sticky, a little heavy-handed.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried on tap at the Sail and Anchor. Nose promises a lot with both hops and malts featuring. Murky light amber body, mainly lasting head. Pronounced bitterness in the taste, grapefruit and citrus. Overall this beer is in your face but that is how I like IIPAís
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red, amber pour with a fluffy off white head. Faded to a thick collar, good lace. Aroma was gorgeous. A great mix of sweet caramel malts and fruity hops jumped out of the glass. Light citrus. Flavors consisted of notes of lemon, pine, orange peel and a lingering smooth bitterness. Nice fruity bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel was full, carbonation medium to light. Great blended double dry hopped to the max.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/22/11. 11.2oz bottle. Hazy apple cider pour with a huge fluffy eggshell head that sticks forever. Sour hop aroma with a touch of celery, mint, caramel, and a suggestion of citrus and flowers. Sweet malty flavor again with some mint and celery, with a hint of caramel, lemon peel, and more craziness. Ehhhh.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml at Patricks. Pours dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium to very bitter. Medium body, oily, soft carbonation. 23022011