hopdog (8961) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (1pint, 6.4oz), Batch 012 bb 08/16/10. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, and a little fruity. Tastes of the same floral hoppiness, citrus, toasty, and some lighter caramel.
thornecb (4423) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber into a tulip. Grapefruit and dried trail fruit aromas. Thin but well-balanced with sweet citrus and a bitter grapefruit and oak finish.
Ernest (6232) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, creamy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (apricot/orange/grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of dried mango, gum, and cotton candy.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, creamy/watery texture, soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Fun aroma that has interesting aspects from all components (not a one-dimensional hop bomb by a long shot). A bit abrasive in the mouth, but pretty well balanced. A good beer, but it didn’t rock me.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@YNWA, Kolding. Clear amber with a creamy and lacing egg white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers, mild hops and nuts. Flavour of dried fruit, grapefruit, caramel, sweet malt and a nice bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, toasted nuts, caramel, and herbs. Flavor of hops (floral, herbal) and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
mar (4857) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. light amber pour with a white head. nice hoppy nose with citrus and caramel. nice thickness with a smooth hop flavor.
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at YNWA. Pours a clear amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Nose is fruity and heavy hoppy. Citrus, wood and peach. A bit of buiscuit. Sticky, dry, crisp and fresh. A very nice Brewdog IPA.
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at JW77’s. Pours an orangish color with a white head. Resin, grapefruit peel and tropical fruits. Flavor is full of the pine and grapefuit hops and a fairly decent amount of malt to balance it. Fun beer. Glad I got to try it.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, golden colored pour with no foam, malty pineapple aromas, flavors of bitter melon rind, pineapple and citrus, nice IPA
jesperhammer (2902) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful orange colour with white head. Lovely nose of pine, grape fruit, and a little kerosene, as I know it from aged rieslings
Taste is quite bitter, but certainly not to much, Quite fullbodied, but ends a little to watery. Loong aftertaste with a lingering bitternes, that is just so nice. I could smell and drink this all day.
Fantastic balance, and fantastic taste.