tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Brewdog taproom, Glasgow in January 2012. Keg, draft flow system. Clear ruby red in colour with a creamy white head. Strong dusty sweet aroma of sherbert powder, long in intensity. Rich resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malt complex gives a rich maltloaf base with notes of pear drops and glycerine fruit. Tropical fruit salad flavours abound in the sweet tangy aftertaste with kiwi, pineapple and passion fruit present. Finish is malty and very robust with sweet candy floss taste long in the palate. An excellent IPA and highly recommended.
burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty smell, smooth mouthfeel and a good hoppy taste. Aftertaste is long and sweet. A well rounded drink
Attobrewer (3) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice red amber colour with a nice citrus and fruity aroma. Full body with great caramel presence and a strong bitter taste from the first till the last drop. A great IPA from the UK using mainly american hops.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
High proof but still bearable. Blend of complex hops. Light and strong body, medium head.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice, hoppy, amber colored beer. Medium body with a grassy, alocohol aroma. A bit of citrus, some caramel and pine taste. Tried with Olivier and Dave at the Paas in the Hague.
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured beer, with a nice big and decent holding head. Grassy, citrus, slightly caramel. More sweetness then expected at the taste, siropy mouthfeel, not bad at all, but not totally what I was looking for. A bit to hard boost.
Cunningham (6059) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely amber colour with a nice tan head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Sweet fruity and hoppy flavour. Lots of grape in this one. Very well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clearorangey amber hue. Predominant crystal malt aroma, enticing piney hop. Touches of crystal and caramel malt flavor, surrounded by a nice pineapple citrussy bitterness and spice. One excellent double ipa
AndresTM (402) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Overpowering aroma with sharp hops and lots of malty sugars. Grapefruit and floral hops attack you first and then a cascade of sweet notes follows: honey, molasses, and a bit of funk that I find rather disagreeable and almost ruins an otherwise great nose. The mouthfeel is full, with a medium-to-thick body and medium carbonation. Sweet notes in the taste help smooth over the full-blown assault on your tongue that is this beer. It doesn’t seem like 150 IBUs, though. The aftertaste is bitter, sweet and almost tart. If it were more balanced, it would be an excellent double IPA.
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Very syrupy. You can instantly feel its potency, both in alcoohol and hops. Crazy fruity aromas, like strawberries, pineapple, grapefruit, orange marmalade etc. Also a carameley maltiness is present in the background.
Mouthfeel: Medium and oily.
Taste: Severely bitter and very fruity (see aroma). A certain creamy flavor (strawberry tart?). Just a bit of sweetness underlying. Heavenly stuff.
Finish: Long, long bitter finish with syrupy, tropical fruit notes.
Overall: Top beer. Not overwhelming, despite its strength and bitterness. That’s my kind of stuff.