JoeTheYounger (1173) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by DuffmanSW at Stone Bistro. Poured a clear godlen color with lacey white head. Interesting funky aroma, taste was weird with bitterness. Overall not that great. Glad I got to try. Wasn’t worth the $36 for sure.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a lacing white head...Aroma is very light, don’t really pick much up maybe soe slight citrus...Flavor is bitter with a dry finish..Thin with lots of carbonation.. Cool to try but wouldn’t pay the $30 to drink this again.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear rust color with no head. Aroma is muted malts, no hops, not much at all. Flavor is bitter and oaky with some floral notes and a dry finish. Palate is moderate with average carbonation.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Beautiful bottle label. Pours a nice orange hue with a puffy white head. The nose is musty and earthy with some very ’noble’ hops, lots of deep creamy body hops and a light citrus note. Nice balance to the malts in the mouthfeel and a light snappy tail with some of the hops and malts. Seems more of an experience than a great beer. Good idea though, who else has explored simply the history of a style to exploit prices? Although I’m sure they probably took a loss in the end, as did everyone who ever carried/bought or drank this beer, it’s still a good idea and an interesting story to tell. Earthy british IPAs by boat though aren’t a novel idea. Every british bitter is undergoing the same process as we speak for regular prices.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (though the label says 1 pint, 9.4 oz) purchased at Olbutikken in Sept 2009, before I know it would show up in the states. Pours a slightly hazy copper orange color, topped with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is mild and fairly earthy, with oak, vanilla, and earthy hops. Flavor begins with caramel and nuts, which are backed by grass and herbs. Earthy hops are present, but mild, and cling to the palate for a while. Cool experiment, but results aren’t all that exciting.
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a deep orangey/amber with a large slightly foamy off white head. Aroma is great with notes of wood, caramel, toffee, syrup, Ruby red grapefruit juice, bit o honey candy and alcohol. Medium to slightly thin bodied with average carbonation and a strong amount of heat on the finish. The flavor is not nearly as complex as the aroma and basically just a malt forward beer. Notes of some dried out fruit, dry wood, caramel and toffee blended with tonic. Although ridiculously overpriced this was a pretty solid brew.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #62. Dark gold pour with a pretty big and fluffy and white. Aroma is more malt than hops, the hop aroma was very faint after a lot of inhaling. Pleasant flavor, very subtle hops and some caramel maltiness, pretty enjoyable overall, but not worth the 20 plus it costs. (1114)
Fin (8700) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Utobeer in Larndahn tahn, shared with dad 23-01-10 Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is really quite toasty, bit jiffy lemon and am I imagining it or is there some whiffs of salt? I think that there is. Taste is bitter, dry, touch bready at times and the toast factor showing again. There is some soft pithiness with pudgy grapefruit and a bit of vanilla and yep I get a touch of salinity, I’m sure that I do. I liked it. A6 A4 F8 P4 Ov14 3.6
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah, the bad decisions I make when I’ve had a few beers. Bought at the PP Bottle Shop for over $25, no date on the bottle. Clear medium orange with a one and a half finger beige head, fair retention. Doughy yeast and caramel toast malts up front with plenty of old herbal, woody, and earthy stale hops--definitely on its way out. There’s also a bit of chocolate and lemon tang. Flavor has a bigger tang, but other than a bunch of bittering hops, there is little more than some earth and grass--I wished they added some aroma hops to this--not that it’d matter since this bottle is apparently over 6 months old already. Dry finish, alcohol masked well. Bitterness peaked at a 4. For more than twice the price and half the volume of ridiculously priced 3F Dreadnaught, this is one hell of an overpriced gimmick. Sorry Brewdog, I will not be duped again.
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade with Christian Scheffel. 33cl bottle. Pours cloudy amber orange with a lasting frothy white head and lacings. Aroma is dust, yeast and an orange hoppiness. Bready and yeasty flavor with peachy hops in the back. Medium bodied. Warmth from alcohol. Ends dry and bitter.