GoufCustom (847) - HONG KONG - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui during October’s “Beer Festival” promotion.
Translucent dull amber honey with no yeast particles; Razor-thin head and residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Minimal sticky lacing with barely detectable slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with light grapefruit, light pineapple, passion fruits, light jackfruits, strong floral nectar, strong molasses, light pine light lime and grass; Light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with light grapefruit and lemon zest, light molasses, strong pine, resin, strong earth, biscuits, lime, quite strong bitter hops and very sharp grass; Light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is quite thin Ale malt base. Low sweetness with quite strong hop elements - not light on citrus zest but strong on pine, resin, and earth. Quite a treat, not bad… Hoppiness is taste as above, plus expressive floral nectar, sweet passion fruits, pineapple and tropical fruits in aroma. Bitterness is, ironically, not as sharp nor potent as the Dead Pony Club I had yesterday. Perhaps only the Simcoe stands up for a rather timid mid-level bitterness for a lasting, close to middle astringent finish. Not very impressive; Slightly dry after taste. Hoppy and piney to mouth.
Comments: The best I can say about this one is the rather flowery and tropical fruity aroma, and for that I have to sniff pretty hard for it. Taste-wise the various hops are in short supplies and the overall palate is passable but not something longlasting. Seems like BrewDog is stoogey with the hops and while it’s easily drinkable and sessionable, this ain’t top stuff.
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favourite beers whether from bottle or the local BrewDog bar in Nottingham. Just an amazing explosion of floral, citrus, piney hops with a lovely bitter and dry finish.
Nose and taste both full and flavoursome. Malt definitely takes a back seat to the hops but such a tasty, easy-drinking beer. Not quite up there with Jack Hammer (or Libertine for that matter) but there are very few beers out there with the flavour, aroma and punch of this in the same price range. Makes me smile every time I crack open a bottle and take a sniff.
Baramba (131) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Hazy blond, frothy white head. Really strong fruity aroma, malty hop flavour, salty grapefruit. Dry finish
BrunoSanchez (115) - Fermo, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stupenda IPA inglese moderna dal colore oro antico con schiuma pannosa consistente. Al naso intensamente profumata di luppolo fresco, erbacea e floreale. In bocca corpo medio con un punto di carbonazione giusto. Bilanciatura da maestri con il giusto amaro equilibrato dalla dolcezza del malto. Nel palato affiorano sentori floreali, erbacei, resina e un lontano toco di vaniglia e miele molto piaceboli che finiscono con freschezza in bocca. Un’icona del famoso birrificio che non delude mai (se è fresca). Consigliata
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden yellow to orange color. Clear. Forms a big bubbled and aired white head. Some lacings left
S: Flowery hops, mainly. Very pine and pineapple in the nose. Sweet malts and caramel
T: Sweet upfront. Sweet malts and American hops. Hops are very piny and citrus, probably Centennial and Chinook. Quite good overall bitterness
M: Medium body and carbonation. Quite stingy hops bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. A Scott IPA with a very American accent. Great IPA
[ BA Review @ 6/25/2010 ]
Lele (131) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Confesso che non sono assolutamente amante dello stile, e questo la penalizza un bel po’. Ma tutto sommato devo dire che l’ho apprezzata. Colore ambrato leggermente torbido. Schiuma un po’ grossolana e un po’ fine, poco spessa e non molto persistente. L’aroma e’ forte, decisamente luppolato, erbaceo e floreale (giglio e gelsomino). Gradevole e pungente allo stesso tempo, ti invita a berla. In bocca, l’inizio del sorso e’ inaspettatamente mieloso, ma dura poco, per lasciare spazio improvvisamente ad un erbaceo gradevole. Il luppolato non e’ molto pungente, ma avvolge tutta la bocca, lasciando un retrogusto amaro e abbastanza persistente. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione giusta.
CacheManyHose (205) - HONG KONG - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent golden with watery off-white head that dissipates. Amazing aroma - fruity floral hops, spicy malt, honey, caramel, cinnamon, banana, butterscotch, doughy yeast. Tastes very bitter and crisp, slight spice. Nice resinous hoppiness but flavour doesn’t last long. Palate is quite thin with light carbonation. Overall very enjoyable.
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Julie say She gives a. 1/5. There is hop hay and grassiness it is watery stick to here tongue
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msevland (2) - - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fin fylde. Himlenes skinner godt. Moderne smak. Den er nå en del av standardsortimentet.
joeneugs (3333) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Recent shipment. Best by date says 5/16/15. I’m hoping it isn’t a year from bottling… It pours a nice clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is big citrus fruit, toasted and caramel malt. Light florals in the background. Smells a bit aged. The flavor is strong with citrus and floral hops, but it has a flabby maltiness that screams old and stale. It finishes pretty dry and moderately bitter with more stale malt. It’s pretty telling that this beer just arrived in the store and already is suffering from age. I guess I should only buy fresh and local when I’m jonesing for an IPA.