Psytron (1771) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops in smell. Copper colour, minimal head. Aroma of hops and alcohol, also some overripe berries and flowers and red wine. Medium sweet, slightly bitter. Oily palate, sharp but short carbon.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this. Oily and massively hoppy. Some aniseed and a sweet bitter finish. Great.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color with a white head. Not shockingly, the nose is super sweet. Heavy on the caramel and brown sugar. It does at least have some citrus character to it. A touch of booze on the nose and a little bit of sweet fruit. The flavor is quite sweet as well. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. A little bit of booze, some light oxidation, and candied citrus and fruits. Could use some bitterness.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste has lots of pine and resinous hops, Lots of alcohol, caramel. Oily mouthfeel with a bitter finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at The BrewDog Bar. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, coconut, pineapple, must yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with fair bitterness. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with an oily mouth-feel. A little dry and sweet with lingering coconut and oak.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
huge hop hit on the nose, malts fairly present too. booze really comes through. first taste has all of these combined in one hit along with a huge sweet syrupy kick that is far too much for me. alcohol burn is too intense for the abv. sickly and not really my thing
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL shared at RBSG Grand Tasting thanks to VsXsV. Clear amber pour. Low carbonation. Huge cheesecloth and stale DIPA nose. Taste is honey, sticky resin, maple, sugar, huge cheese. Sticky, chewy palate. Run of the mill stale DIPA.
tiong (6189) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn
Batch 072, BBE 17.03.17 - Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Strong sweet malty aroma with notes of glue, alcohol and fruity hops. Taste is malty and sweet with some fruitiness, caramel, syrup and sugar. Hints of glue and gooseberries. Finish is again heavy on malts and sweet sugary notes. Alcohol comes through way too much. Unbalanced, messy and boozy. Too sweet for my taste.
Fin (9309) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 Bottle from Brewdog, Edingburgh, June 2012 consumed in a field at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxon Friday 20th July 2012 First beer of the day. Pours cointreau® orange colour. Thick, heavy, sticky beer, bitterness very much there but a little lost under the sweet blanket. Furry bitterness, clingy, syrupy but good. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov15 3.7
Smallprint (74) - - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle ordered from the brewery. Pours a lovely deep copper/burnt orange with a small off white head that quickly dissipates. Typical big ipa smell, strong hop and fruit aromas. Taste is of citrus fruits, hops, bitterness with a strong alcohol presence that can be slightly overwhelming. Full bodied with a long, bitter finish with a slight burn. Hardcore IPA is superior.