harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Clear orangey colour with lasting white head. Hoppy grapefruity aroma which is attractive. fairly tasty in mouth. Some tangerine, mostly grapefruit flavours. Some good bitterness on finish. I think it’s pretty good to be honest. Tasty IPA. I liked it.
ogreface (1089) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Halvány narancssárga színe van, enyhén zavaros belsővel. Habja fehér, közepes méretű és a kitartása is közepes. Illata borókás, gyantás, fenyőrügyes, élesztős és saszlás. Ízében is ott a sok fenyőgyantás és borókás jegy az illatos szőlővel együtt, malátával rendesen megtámasztva, élesztővel megcsípve, kissé ananászosan és grapefruitosan. Közepesen testes és bubis. Utóíze gyümölcsös és kesernyés. Finom kis ipa, de semmi igazán ünnepit nem találok benne, ha csak nem a fenyős jegyeket.
flying_pig (614) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, some strong grapefruit and pine hops. Some sweet malts and some lighter spices also make an appearance. There is also some floral notes and some herbal ones on top of that.
Orange amber colour with a foamy, white head about two centimetre tall that stays very well and doesn’t reduce much over the first couple of minutes.
A strong grapefruit taste at the start with, as expected, tonnes of hops following this. There is a few spices and a juicy, almost topical fruit flavour up next with some orange and maybe some mango.
Medium, a sweet and almost rich feel with some good spices and lively carbonation without being overdone.
A pretty good Christmas beer, another solid effort from Brewdog following on from their Christmas Porter from last year and a welcome change from the usual darker Christmas beers that are more common. I could see myself enjoying this one year round if it was available permanently so hopefully it appears again next year as well.
suurjuust (605) - ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange, small white head, thin retention. Nose is fruity, hoppy, with pine resin, peaches, mango. Taste is malts, some soft, creamy sweetness with caramel, hoppy bitterness comes in in the middle of the taste. Bitter hoppy, fruity, somewhat dry finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice.
teorn88 (1198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch. It pours dark golden with white head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel, some tropical fruitiness, citrus - piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some citrus - piney hoppyness. Good one.
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Orange with small head. Lovely aromas of pine and very orange fruity. Flavor is rich and fruity and bitter to the end. Very good well done!
Marduk (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Can’t say clear, but clearish golden color. Tiny head, stays. Good lacing. Grapefruit, fresh grass, hops in aroma. Sweet, hops, grapefruit, alcohol in flavor. Beer trying to be something, but it is not what it tries to be.
evola (17) - Pisa, ITALY - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good exercise in extra-hopping, but nothing new under the sun and for a Christmas brew apart from the kick of bitterness it retains very little complexity.
Piero1987 (374) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with creamy white head. Intense citrus and fresh floral aroma, also caramel malt. At taste is bitter but a little and so drinkable and balanced.
capali1234 (250) - HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh fruity hoppy aroma with some reshly cut grass. The hop aroma is held back in the taste, hop resin finish with a fairly thick body.