Marduk (3212) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle @ Vest, Riga. Clear dark amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, sticky, papery, malty aroma. Sweet, juicy, marmalade in taste. Medium spicy fruity bitterness. Alcohol is kind of hidden.
Geiserich (3520) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is full and intensive, very fruity with notes of oranges, grapefruit, resin, berries, jam, malt, caramel. Dark golden to amber color, hazy with a huge amount of particles, white head. Flavor is full bodied with a berry fruitiness, citrus peel, kumquats, peach, sweet malts and caramel, strong herbal bitterness.Very tasty.
GenkiGonzo (461) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brewdog Roppongi. Opaque amber with little head. Citrus hop aroma, but dominated by sweet malts. Flavour is far better balanced, with a nice fresh hop finish.
Saeglopur (538) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Dark golden, moderate hazy body, with a quite small, creamy, white head.
Aroma of jam, grapefruit, berries, peach, resin, caramel.
Taste is bitter and dry, with lemon zest, peach, berries, resin, biscuit.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, zesty, but also with sweet berries and some malts.
Nice, but too extreme for my liking, the taste is too much dominated by the strong bitterness, while the nose is quite lovely. Not as balanced as the description suggests in my opinion, but my bottle isn’t fresh anymore, so maybe it was better some months ago. Overall not my favourite beer from the "Hello" series.
EvaCandido (15) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Spectacularly aromatic and bitter, good white foam and intense hoppy character. Balanced body and carbonation.
zenkis (629) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinked this quite time ago and remeber that it was super fruity estery in aroma, juicy even in flavor for DIPA so kind of ruining hops for me. Thick bodied and texture, moderate+ carbonation. Light to medium bitter. Drinkable, but not appropriate for style.
tlind2 (1202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewdog tasting @ Viisi Penniä. Deep golden color, white head. Hoppy aroma with fruity notes. Slightly sour, hoppy flavor with thick syrupy notes. Lingering, bitter finish with lingonberries or cranberries. Full body, medium carbonation. Well-crafted, but not a personal favorite.
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
Pours orange/brown, hazy, big beige head. Smell of citrus, zest, some sea bucktorn, grapefruit and malts. Heavy sweet, the typical "My name is..." flavors, some sirupy texture, then hints of sea bucktorn and acids. Medium bitter finish. Quite nice
StilleStorm (938) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Pours moderate hazy golden with a frothy, creamy, lacing, white to off-white, lasting head. Aroma is intense citrus tropic, caramel, pine, earth and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter, balancing, spicy with a lasting bitter, sweet citric finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
teorn88 (3414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a clean light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity, juicy, hoppy with notes of grapefruits, sea salt, dried leaves, citrus skin, light tanginess and mustiness. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter with a quite dry tangy citric finish. More noted of grapefruit, sea salt, bread. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall, quite good IPA