michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml Bottle: Aroma of Earthy hops, slight toasting, malts, and some caramel. Poured orange/amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, rocky, light tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malts, earthiness, slight toasting, and light caramel. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, light to medium bitter, Earthy, malt, and caramel finish is dry.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a light yellow orange with great lacing. Nose is floral, grapefruit hops. Taste is bitter grapefruit with no malt backbone to support the hops. Oily slick mouthfeel with bitter linger.
cgarvieuk (21076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Bottle at home from the Test batch Dec 08... copper big bubbly head ... big hoppy nose lots of grapefruit [possibly pink :-} ] ... big tart pine hop upfront ... juicy loads of grapefruit with suger sprinkled on top ...big rounded mouthfeel ... light bitter finnish ... little peppery . Very nice...
tk2 30 may 09 ... Bottle from test batch ... nice copper ... big pine nose ... juicy tart and bitter grapefruit hop ... really in your face ... little oily ... work well for me 3.8 ...
TK3 4th July 09 Another Bottle from the Test Batch ... copper ... grapefruit hop nose ... big sweet yet bitter piney grapefruit hop with a solid malt base ... definite hop resins ... little peppery ....with just a light oily feel ... bitter is maybe just a touch to much for me ... but overall this is still awinner ... GLad to see this is still a winner as my secret santa reciepients about to get one ...
TK4 The last from the Test batch ... copper ... big lively nose ... very oily ... quite bitter grapefruit and pine hops ... very rounded ... and wonderfully drinkable...
From New Bacthnice but i think i prefered the test batch ... amber .. thin white head... sweet juicy fruity hops ... cooked barley nose ... very juicy malts ... lots of hops ... little pine ... quite dry bitter linger ... 3.7tap at brewdog bar ... first off its over fizzy ... copper ... thin white lacing ... soft woody toffe hop nose ... bitter toffee front ... big bitter domination ... ligt citrus hop ... 3.4
bottle at home bbf 08-11 drunk 09-11... amber ... sweet fruity toffee hop nose ... juicy fruit front ... soft tasty ... quite a lot of citrus and passion frutit 3.4
golden amber ... thin white head ... zezty orange ... soft fruit nose ... light zezty fruits ... soft juicy fruits ... big madarin orange ... sweet soft fruits ... ligth peel ... 3.9
golden amber .. thin white head ... zezty fruits ... light fruits ... mellow malt ... not as good as fridays ... 3.5
bottle at home 25/04/14 BBF 08/11 .. golden amber ... big white head ... soft massive orangy crstal malt nose ... soft fruits ... massive massive crystal malts flavour ... yeah not me 3.0 but heh ho its old
Bottle at home from original prototype 08 release... Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing... Soft soya.. Soft sweet malts nose... Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit nose.. Big oxidised fruit.. Sweet toffee
hopdog (11274) - 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 (5448) - 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 (7284) - 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 (12684) - 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 (5227) - 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 (15483) - 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.