Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample at the World Beer Festival Richmond, 6/12/10. Pours a hazy brownish copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Huge citrus hop aroma with some tropical and resiny notes. The taste is bitter citrus and resin hops with some toffee notes. Medium bodied.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich earthy hops on the nose, spicy with heavy malt aromas as well. Pours a reddish amber with thick off white head. Massively hoppy, loads of hop flavor, piney and earthy with hints of grapefruit peel. Great hoppy session beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with an off white head. A little malt in the aroma and a lot of piney hops that impart a salty seaside tang that Iím not too keen on. Grapefruit taste and a sharp bitter finish. Hmm...
saxo (12799) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, malt and caramel. Nice and bitter finish.
Enjoyit (3002) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of malt, bread, hops, grapefruits and weak toffee. A flavor of caramel, hops, bread, malt and grapefruti.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew marked batch 10 best before 03/03/2011 from the brewery poured a large sized head of foamy with a frothy top tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was nutty and brown malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy bitter aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of nutty and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Quack-Duck (7223) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden colour, mid-sized head. Citrusy hops in the nose. Light, shy malty base with a good amount of good English hops that adda citrusy character and a touch of grass.
tommann (2309) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Nose on this beer was spot on, bucket loads of hops, resin and grass, it smelt like a weaker hardcore and I was expecting that on the taste but I was disapointed. Very watery taste and thin mouthfeel. Iím not sure whether I had a bad bottle as itís the first Brewdog I didnít like. Will try again, but not in a hurry.
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
honestly one of the most balanced brews Iíve had from these guys, even though this one too is still decidedly slanted well toward the hops. a big bitter billed as an amber that could readily pass for a "red ale." nice garnet colour with a fairly big head that foreshadows some serious fizz, giving the palate a bit of a bite. very effervescent. hops on the nose, evergreen and flowery being the most dominant with some dry citrus notes present too. enough of a malt presence to notice even under the hops, with some toasty, biscuity notes on the palate, just a hint of caramel sweetness that almost gets buried under the fizz.
popery (1219) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good looking beer. Itís a deep, translucent amber with a foamy, ecru head. Lots of lacing. Iím a fan of the BrewDog labels, too, so thatís a nice a bonus. This is a nicely hoppy beer with good British malt flavor. The aroma from the hops is floral, pine and citric, in that order, while the malt contributes lots of biscuity, doughy caramel goodness. The malt aroma holds its own against the hops with a luxurious depth, differentiating the beer from most American ambers and such. This is a hoppy ESB. The flavor is rich and full. Thereís a lot of good British beer flavor. Itís not quite as bursting at the seams of its size but close. Mouthfeel is a tad slick. The aftertaste is hoppy and bitter. Itís a very good beer, easily one of my favorites from BrewDog.