hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured a deep amberish color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of grains, toasty, and some caramel. Tastes of caramel, toasty, and some citrus.
JDBaker11058 (1070) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: pretty--amber with dark brown notes and a decent head. Aroma: pine and grapefruit; lots of hops. Taste: bitter hops and pine. Finish: bitter, sour and dry. Notes: Ugh. Like drinking metallic pine-sol. I know everyone worships this brewery, but this does not seem to be an amber ale. This is way more on the hoppy side, so more appropriate as an IPA.
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very impressive looking deep clear amber brew with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor is well hopped but also nicely balanced. Dry hopping is very evident. Finish is remarkable clean for all the hoppiness. Very nicely done!
Pinball (10257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark amber, large lasting smooth offwhite head. 4 nice mild but quite hoppy aroma, pine,malts,red fruity,faint exotic fruity. 7 flavor is pine, grapefruit peel bitterness, malts. Lots of flavor considering the alc % 7
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear amber colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of hopbitter with citrus and spices. The taste of sweet fruits. There are several hops with a nice bitterness. The aftertaste is a little sweet with bitter.
danielst (247) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 33cl bottle: Chestnut colour with a slightly off-white head. Hoppy aroma, I mean much hoppier than some lesser IPAs. Dry citrussy and tropical with a nice depth added by the dark malts. Plenty of piney hoppiness, just a rich and juicy flavour with a medium-light mouthfeel and a little sweetness. Great and sessionable beer, BrewDog has yet to disappoint me. Really the only thing I didn’t like was the slight metallic note in the flavour.
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Light Amber with bright citrus and deep herbal hops. When I say deep, I mean it. In the nose and the taste. It still manages to be very approachable and moderate. Not nearly as robust as would expect from the nose. A bit of malty, but very hoppy.
RyansRatings (43) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber colour with persistent cream coloured foam. Delightfully exotic nose; passionfruit, guava, honeysuckle and mango. Bitter, clean, coppery palate overwhelms the fruit offered by the palate. Coppery, bitter finish, which lets the fruit return, but for mine, not enough to overcome the excessively bitter copper characteristics.
RasmusOtt (919) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Pours amber with a white head. The Aroma is Pine, hops, lime and some citrus. Taste is the same with some more tropical notes added and a small amount of malts. Medium carbonation and a rather dry mouthfeel.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 42°. Color is a deep clear amber with light carbonation and a nice soft head. Aroma of fresh hops and sweet roasted malts. It has a lighter medium body that has a crisp almost sharp mouth feel. Flavor comes on with raw grain, some hops and a strong bitterness. After taste is dry with more bitterness. Overall I’m disappointed, the other brews I had from these guys where great, but this one is just rough.