slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Copper English ale w/ fresh nose of wood & malts. Tastes is smooth hops, yes, but this is really malty. Grassy but never citrus or pine. Pushed back&forth between the balance of hops/malts. Never claims to be a Modern American IPA, so I never expected such & was pleased.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Freshly split wood nose. Clear copper, medium sticky yellow head. Again, woody and oaky with a tangy overripe orange base. Finish is bitter peat. Soft carbonation. This typifies what I would imagine a Scottish IPA should be. Above average.
glennmastrange (1884) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roeasted and caramel, light to moderate grapefruit/orange for the hops, light leather and soap for the yeast, with wood and faint dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and leaves a decent raft in the glass throughout. Color is clear medium amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation ann finishes lightly astringent and is a bit sticky on the lips. I don’t get the low scores this beer has so far. It certainly leans towards the Brittsh style of an IPA with its less aromatic and more bittering hops. Would have again.
TheBeerGod (4627) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty coppery amber pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is creamy malt notes, soft spicy hops, caramel, and fruit notes. Taste is apricot, light citrus, caramel, sweet malt, spicy hops, grassy notes and toasted bread. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation and a mild lingering bitterness. Finishes with more spicy hops, soft citrus, sweet malt, bread dough, caramel, and apricot.
cgarvieuk (10904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... Opps i meant to open the stout, (sorry Jan) ... golden amber ...thin tlacing ... soft sweet fruits ... little orange nose ... bitter woody front ... light orange zezty ... bitter fruit hop ... dull musty toffee hop ... quite blah.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a golden brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of biscuity malt and alcohol. Flavours of chewy caramel, alcohol, grass and yeast. Moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Lingering alcohol and a little raisin.
dantheman278 (1316) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle blind at cgarvieuk’s. Pale orange amber pour. Caramel, some apricot, funky herbal hop nose. Dry, lemon sherbet, earthy spice, some caramel. Dry bitter finish. Not great.
jeremytoni (2706) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head Hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.
Arayaga2 (1620) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light apricot color with a dense inch of off-white head. Aroma is mild caramel and hops, and taste is the same, with a richer maltier focus that actually balances against the hops. No real English or Scottish yeast character to speak of. $6/22oz
Blairgus (1749) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
19 jan 2012. Clear amber, no bubbles. Malty, meaty, caramel. Not what I was expecting or hoping for. But very interesting. Med/full body and a bit fuzzy. Soon weird for an ipa. Like a light coffee stout. Not too burnt or coffee but enough notes to make it seem that way. I like this but I can help but think this is another mistake on the part of Brew dog.
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