AndySnow (4524) - Stockholm, - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ NK Saluhall. Clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, honey, fruit. Flavour of hops, some fruit. Tried it alongside I Hardcore You, go for that one. Whatever Mikkeller did it improved this beer.
George999 (211) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle the pour is cloudy and golden brown, Aroma is hop forward with malt hints, taste is hoppy caramel and toffee, finish is heavy with a very full mouth feal.
Habla (20) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy fuck. This is huge. This is absolutely stunning.
Beacuse I’m a cheap bloke, I very rarely go for more expensive beers and it was a gamechanger for me. Barman at Viva La Pinta persuaded me to buy this and even gave me a little discount and God, how am I glad he did it. (bottle 0,33)
This was worth every penny, I don’t think I’ve ever drunk such rich, such wonderful beer with so much to offer in terms of aroma and flavor. Incredibely strong raisin and floral aroma, and some citrus also, but what is most impressive is this balance between sweetness and bitterness, both strong, powerful and still, it does work just perfect. Ah, I’m really speechless.
Franksv6 (428) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber coloured beer with a small white cup.
I smell fruit and hops.
Tastes like strong tasty hops, malt, fruit, citrus and herbs.
Long hoppy aftertaste, nice.
99smithsamuel (39) - - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from ales by mail. Appearance is copper in colour and crystal clear with a little frothy head. Aroma is floral and citrusy with caramel sweetness and a malty background. Taste is fruity and herbal with a bitter sweet and slightly dry finish with alcohol warmth. Explosive flavours which marry very well.
Lele (215) - Padova, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ASPETTO: ambrato chiaro, con schiuma beige, fine abbondante e decisamente persistente (se rimane sempre quasi mezzo centimetro. AROMA: caramello, toffee, floreale e luppolo, tanto luppolo, per un aroma che invita alla bevuta. GUSTO: all’abbocco è dolce, con un po’ di caramello e di toffee, ma poi evolve rapidamente in un amaro abbastanza pungente che avvolge il palato e che si prolunga nel finale. Il retrogusto è sempre amaro, che obbliga ad un altro sorso. Carbonizzazione medio-bassa, corpo medio. L’alcool è veramente ben nascosto. CONCLUSIONE: birra molto appagante, non la migliore imperial ipa che abbia assaggiato, ma si fa certamente ricordare.
jimbonga (30) - - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark copper with little head. Aromas of pine, grass and grapefruit. Similar in taste with resin and caramel. Sweetish malts give way to dry bitter finish. Bit too much crystal malt for my liking, but then I always preferred the original version. Still pretty decent. One of those IPAs that would shade into a barley wine if there were less hops or a bit of age on it.
Luvystypotables (943) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muted aroma of malt, hops, hints of caramel and dried fruit. Slightly cloudy caramel colour with a short lasting white well laced head. Taste of dried fruit and hops with hints of malt and caramel. Dry feel, medium body and a slightly bitter finish.
Frapi (6) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - tesco double IPA. Crystal clear, deep red pour, incredibly inviting. Huge resinous aroma of grapefruit and sweet malts. Flavour is sweet, bitter, resin, citrus. Every element is huge but they marry perfectly. Ridiculous that this beer is £2 a bottle. One of my favourites.
Edwardsroger2 (1) - Ashton-under-Lyne, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very good brew from brewdog and off course tesco. Hardcore ipa is good... Not a school night beer
redmaaan (4) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker IPA and quite strong in taste. Not my favourite but definitely not bad!