TheCametron (1882) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nice hop nose. Tropical fruit. Grapefruit. Nice hoppy bitterness. This is a nice IIPA. I feel like it was nicer on keg at Brewdog.
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. very interesting IPA - didnít have the initial hop taste like Iím so accustomed to/. Itís really really smooth for 9.2% Great beer - will try again
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish orangey poor thin off white head. Equal parts candy malts and resiny hopped nose. Medium body. Nutty malty front, resiney hops. ending with a slightly alcoholic strong bitter finish. almost mediciney
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber golden color. Healthy dose of caramel, apples, oranges and earth in the nose. Mouth is very full, but not sweet or cloying, though clearly malt accented. Underlying hops just pop their head up and crystal malt make for an unusual twist on this beer. English hops arenít nearly as agressive or bitter, but highly enjoyable. Well balanced. Moderate bitter finish with notes of caramel. Nice.
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy aroma. Very floral yet sweet with a strong and bitter finish. Alcohol content is well masked.
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness and some caramel and tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some light tropical fruitiness and light caramel, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness, some alcohol. Nicely hopped IIPA. As most of IIPAs this one is also too sweet/too much caramel (for me) to get 40/40+ points.
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 13OC11.
App.: Deep amber with a small tan head.
Aroma: Strong and spicy, pepper, pine, caramel, thick, almost buttery malts, a little floral and fruity, blood oranges, really strong pepper and pine, some grapefruit and C-hops, serious stuff.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate-relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Follows the nose with strong peppery, pine, resin, rich fruity caramel, some floral notes, blood oranges, a bit perfumed, cardamon?; sweet with good bitterness and a slightly medicinal/menthol/eucalyptus note, fruit, a little alcohol, sort of refreshing fruitiness.
Another original from BD.
SimonRoller (391) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle, pours amber with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, tropcal fruits, Taste is slight bitterness. Oily texture. Good balanced intresesting beer. Brewdogs best in my opinion
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy in taste and aroma, long bitter finish. But some fruity sweetness in there as well.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At its best this is a delightful beer. But it varies dramatically, it seems, between batches. Some are rather malty, others are awfully bitter. But at its best, as was the case with the last one I sampled, this is a scrumptious beer. Hard to predict, then, what it will taste like. Still, it is one of the best bottled British beers I have had.