gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden red clear with a nice head and bright aroma. I instantly concur that the 9.2 ABV is very well hidden, very nice indeed. A little heavy on the palette but expected and welcome. This is strangely similar to the Whole Hog Six Hop IPA by Stevens Point Brewery, in fact...it’s very similar—which is a good thing. I like this, pour me another.
Patrickctenchi (5776) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 289 Bottle:
Deep orange/amber with a huge, foamy tan head.
Aroma odf sweet caramel, piney hops.
Taste is fruity, toffee, resiny...slight alcohol....
Not as intensely bitter as expected.
homawaye (39) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is pretty good stuff. A hefty, strong IPA with the power of the crazy Scotsmen.
cagou007 (922) - FRANCE - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper with a medium white head. Aromas are citrus, resin, caramel and armoatic hops. Like most of Brewdog beer, this Hardcore IPA is greatly balanced. Some hint of sweetness (reminding caramel or exotic fruits) and long and dry bitter finish. Complex aromas and great beer !
lopisar (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange brown color with a Nice White head. Tangy smell and Nice caramel taste. Very good combo.
Stevesie (336) - - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle. Pours a rich, dark copper. Very little head; mostly dissipating. Moderate lacing, active carbonation. Nose is grassy with some malt. Nice and bitter, though the hops come across as "mashed." Warm, boozy finish. Extremely drinkable, especially considering the abv.
Unde (802) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2015 Hazy amber colour, relatively small head. Strong hoppy aroma, interesting! This beer delivers exactly what it promises, hardcore hoppyness, bitter taste, sweet caramel malts and rich texture. Leaves this harsh bitterness to ones mouth but after few minutes you keep on longing for more. Excellent imperial IPA.
Bricktop86 (750) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy re orange with a white head. Aroma is earthy with slight citrus, a lot of caramel and toffee. Taste follows nose.
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Pours a murky yellow ocher with a decent off white head. The aroma is fresh with citrus, hops and a nice touch of sweet honey. The taste is very similar to the aroma, kicks off with the hops and citrus, then the sweetness of malts and honey takes charge, before you get a very nice balanced hoppy aftertaste - very well balanced. You can hardy notice the quite high level of alcohol, not until you get up to leave anyway. It has a very smooth and thick mouth feel, and pleasant carbonation. Wouldn’t mind having a go at this again.
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Available from Tesco’s finest range as ’American Double IPA’ (£1.99 or 3 for £5). American style IPA’s are quite hard to find in the UK, but this is a prime example of a top quality, strong, bitter, hoppy IPA. It has strong notes of tangerine, pineapple, lavender, honey and hops. It has a strong bitter finish. It is a hazy dark amber colour, with nice gentle carbonation and quite a thick syrupy mouthfeel. This is one of my favourites!