TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid double IPA. Aroma of toffee, fruity hops, and pine.
Hazy, reddish orange color. Flavor is rich and sweet. Alcohol warms going down. Finish is slight lingering bitter.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ The White Horse. The pour’s a deep, slightly hazy burnt orange color. Massive white head. The nose is caramelized sugar, huge resin and tree bark. Coniferous forest. Light orange peel, modest citrus. Big, ballsy DIPA nose. The taste is strong orange, wood. Plenty of spruce, northwest hops. Gritty, earthy bitterness. Robust malt backbone. Sugary caramel-dipped orange. Quite bitter on the finish. Full body, sharp mouthfeel. Overall, Hardcore’s a good beer, one of Brewdog’s best. Quite sweet, but tasty.
jookos (4594) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-copper, lightly hazy. Nose has tropical hops, pines and citrus. Thick caramel and a bit of dried fruits. Body is thickish, soft. Well bittered. Dried fruits, pine and thick caramel. Good IIPA.
Tabbe (13) - NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite beer from Brewdog. Hops everywhere with enough malt to back it up. Very much of everything. Just the way I like it. Loads of american malts and malt without being to sweet. A nice beer to finish the evening with.
bierkoning (11862) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange golden color. Pineapple, grapefruit, peach and oily hops in the aroma. Oily earthy citric hops and tropical fruit and plastic in the flavor. Lovely aroma, powerful beer.
fantti (880) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kaatuu lasiin samean ruskeanoranssina ja semi-kestävällä vaahdolla. Hajussa on puumaista humalaa, trooppista hedelmää ja lievää mansikkaisuutta. Maku on vahvan hedelmäinen (kuivattua hedelmää), hieman humalainen ja tunkkainen. Suutuntuma on ohuen ja keskitäyteläisen väliltä. kokonaisuutena hyvä tupla-IPA, jonka tunkkaisuus hieman häiritsee.
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 bottle poured into tulip. Pours a nice amber with a minimal head. Aroma is of dried grapes, "tobacco" (?!?), toffee/caramel, herbal/floral hops. Taste is one of the nicest balance between bitter and sugary that I’ve witnessed in a double IPA! Mouthfeel is really nice and smooth with low carbonation. Bitter aftertaste lingers for quite a while, and "post-taste" could easily be felt after even 15mins...! My first Brewdog, I have to confess I’m utterly impressed! Overall: outstanding but this almost like a mix between a double ipa and a scotch ale! Very well done!
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up at T’s in Tempe and this 33cl 9.2% elixir pours out with a murky deep copper body that supports a modest light tan colored head of foam. The aroma offers up a moderate degree of pine hops and sweet citrus hard candy that cover up a faint maltiness and yeast. The taste is rich and it is running from candied tree sap and mineral notes, interesting, to malt sweetened grapefruit and slight earthy lime. Nice rich stuff where the hop bitterness is firm but somewhat blunted too.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much more barley-wineish than DIPA. Carmel colored with a sweet toasted carmel nose, hints of light fruit - pear maybe? Strong malt and alcohol flavors with more of that surprising fruitiness - pineapple? Impressive bitter finish lingers. I expected more hop aroma, but I’m not at all disappointed. I’d just call it a barley wine instead.
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good IPA- and its surprising for it to come from Scotland. There is a tart-hoppy scent. The grapefruit hops are good and the bitterness is managed while there exists a somewhat earthy tone. The color is a nice light brown & orange. The head is of a white healthy creamy character then eventually disappears. Very nice flavor balances the high ABV. 9.2 BD