Scopey (6239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BrewDog Aberdeen. It pours slightly hazy orange-amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is quite fruity - orange, peach, mango, pineapple and passion fruit as well as some grass. The taste is pine, resin, mango, apricot, tangerine, kumquat, passion fruit, plastic and grass, with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Some good flavours in there, but a bit restrained for BrewDog to be honest with you.
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Light amber coloured with beige head of little bubbles. Aroma is hops and fruit. Bit of pine and slight cat pee/b.o. hops, malt and pepper. Bit of peach there but not a massive smell. Taste is very fruity, grapefruit, peach, mango orange. Really nice. Touch of malt in the background. Finish is initially bitter and then malty. Bit of a spike in the texture. Pretty nice.
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Camden Brewdog. Colour is toasty amber, clear, white head. Nose is big and bold. Pine, grapefruit citrous, tropical fruit. Minerally. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruit. Caramel backbone coming through and providing nice sweet counterbalance to bitterness.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a fizzy number with a lovely fresh hop taste and a rich mouthfeel. Perhaps a little one dimensional but I guess that is the point of the range! Educational on hops!
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/3 from Edinburgh Brewdog. Like a stronger Punk IPA, a little bit darker in body. Pours Amazing aroma, incredibly fresh hoppy whiff. Notes of spice, citrus. Overall big YUM factor.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at the BrewDog Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. A lovely hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit and alcohol. A huge chewy passion fruit flavour again which lingers nicely. Also a little grass, caramel and alcohol. Moderate bitterness with alcohol fairly present. Very tasty.
madmitch76 (14449) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7th February 2012
On tap at the Camden Brewdog. Slight haze on this orange - amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, carbonated sting. Bags of fresh Simcoe. Tastes very fresh but also has a good dose of skunk that I would normally associate with Nelson or sometimes Citra. Fresh pithy orange and tangerine. Mild floral and grassy notes. Smooth pale malt underneath. Minerally crisp finish with more intense grassy Simcoe and bitter pine. Intense! Phew!
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Very orange. Very fizzy. Fruity hop: beautiful to start , slightly gritty in the middle. Some pepper, some agressive fizz. Overall very nice, though perhaps not the best in the series.
BenH (2168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BD Edinburgh. Hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma has tropical fruit punch, pineapple, passion fruit and peach, little vegetal note in the background. Taste is lots of tropical fruit up front with caramel and a slightly yeasty finish. Nicely bittered. Some very good high points to this beer, perhaps not the malt backbone to best showcase the hop and a little too much yeast present for me. That said though, still tidy
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/3 pint at BrewDog Camden. BrewDog beers are never dull to look at and this is no exception - cloudy, almost ginger beer-esque colour with a decent sized head and some fine lacing. This one has a strong aroma of orange and passionfruit. Having recently tried several of its label mates I can say that they all seek to strike a balance between fruity, alcopop style flavourings and the more traditional hoppy deliciousness. This latest brew seems to get the mix spot on - fruity yet medium bitter with a gloriously smooth finish.